Truck Driving

TRK 101 (2 CR)
DOT Safety Rules and Regulations

Co-requisite TRK 102 and 103

Includes an intensive study of the Department of Transportation and state and local laws and regulations governing the motor carrier industry as applied to the professional operation of commercial vehicles.  Lecture 2 hours per week.

TRK 102 (1 CR)
Preventive Maintenance for Truck Drivers

Co-requisite TRK 101 and 103

Focuses on the fundamentals of preventive maintenance and inspection procedures for gasoline and diesel powered tractor-trailers.  Includes drivelines, brake systems, electrical systems, and accessories encountered by the professional truck driver.  Lecture 1 hour per week.

TRK 103 (9 CR)
Tractor Trailer Driving

Co-requisite TRK 101 and 102

Prepares the prospective driver to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and responsible manner.  Provides practical training in over-the-road and city driving, including backing skills and pre-trip inspection.  Emphasizes defensive driving.  Lecture 3 hours.  Laboratory 12 hours.  Total 15 hours per week.

TRK 110 (3 CR)
Survey of the Trucking Industry

Provides an overview of the trucking industry, and the characteristics of the professional truck driver. Emphasizes the uses of technology in the trucking industry, including simulators, mobile information management and communication, and electronic mapping techniques. Provides an introduction to the transportation of hazardous materials and environmental issues.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

TRK 193 (1 CR)
Studies In: Compliance Safety Accountability

Focuses on selected topics in safety, including perspectives from the trucking industry, as well as perspectives from drivers regarding safety issues.  Lecture 1 hour per week.