Commercial Driving

 

Northern Maine Community College’s Commercial Driving Academy is a State of Maine licensed tractor-trailer driving school.  This course is designed to train you to become a professional truck driver.  You will learn exactly what it takes to be a responsible driver and how to handle a tractor and trailer safely and efficiently.

 

Upcoming Courses:  Dates not yet available

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Endorsements

Classroom instruction will include log books, trip planning, hazmat, and other endorsements for your commercial driving license (CDL).  You will gain hands-on experience both on the driving range and on the road.  NMCC’s Commercial Driving Academy provides a prospective commercial driver with the training necessary to operate a tractor-trailer rig in a safe, skilled manner.

Endorsements Possible 
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Tank Vehicle
  • Double/Triple Trailer

Admission Requirements

  • Personal interview
  • Valid Maine Driver’s License and a copy of your driving record*
  • Pre-entrance alcohol and controlled substance screen (test must be negative)
  • DOT physical in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier safety regulations, found to be qualified
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Immunization record including COVID-19 vaccine **
* Driving record will be reviewed in order to meet eligibility requirements.
** MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella or titer indicating immunity) and  Diphtheria/tetanus given within past 10 years.
Also NOTE: Students will be required to provide their own protective clothing (e.g. steel toe shoes)