Commercial Driving

 
Wells – at York County Community College

February 13 – April 7

 

Presque Isle

March 20 – May 12

or

April 24- June 16

This course will be at no cost for selected students. Funding for this training is through the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce, Maine Jobs and Recovery (MJRP) grant.

To apply for one of these sessions: We are looking for the best 15 applicants for each cohort; this is a competitive application process. Please completely fill out this online application form (indicate on the form if you are applying for YCCC or Northern Maine Community College location). We will be in touch to schedule a Zoom interview and let you know details on requirements for drug testing and a DOT physical. Please have a copy of your high school completion documentation and vaccination records, including COVID vaccination details, ready to share with us as part of the admissions process. If you are selected as one of the 15 in a training cohort, we will notify you after the review of all applicants.
Online Application Form: Online Application Form, Commercial Driving Academy
Also, here is an opportunity to apply for a zero interest education loan through the Maine Motor Transport Association and Maine Savings Bank: https://www.mmta.com/loan/

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.

 

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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)