Commercial Truck Driving

   Program Description

The Commercial Truck Driving certificate program provides basic training in the principles and skills of commercial truck operations. The program is based on the definition of a truck driver as one who operates a commercial motor vehicle of all different sizes and descriptions on all types of roads. The CTD program prepares students for the Georgia CDL Skills Exam.

Prospective students will first apply to and complete admissions requirements for Lanier Technical College before they need to submit the following for acceptance into the program. Once accepted by Lanier Tech, prospective students will need to acquire a Class A Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP), submit a satisfactory 7 year Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) and pass both a DOT physical and DOT drug screening prior to admission to the CTD program. A “Satisfactory” MVR is defined as no more than 8 points and 3 moving violations in the last 7 years and no DUI within the last 3 years. The CLP license must be attained BEFORE having a DOT drug screening performed. MVR and DOT drug screening must all be dated NO EARLIER than 30 days prior to the first day of class. Further, random drug testing is required during the course of the CTD program.

   Program Advisors

Chad Edwards

Commercial Truck Driving Program Director Commercial Truck Driving
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 7072

Stanley Pierce

Commercial Truck Driving Instructor Commercial Truck Driving
Work Phone: 770-533-7000 Ext: 7073

Commercial Truck Driving is a high-cost program and requires an increased tuition of $143 per credit hour in addition to a Fuel Surcharge of $185 and other mandatory fees. Please see our Tuition Page for additional details.

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National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
PO Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20852
(800) 729-6686 or (301) 468-2600

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Drug-Free Workplace Helpline
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(800) 843-4971

Partnership for a Drug Free America
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New York, NY 10174
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