Welcome to Elite Universities CDL Program

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Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver job outlook

According to JobsEQ, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver job opportunities will rise 2.4% over the next 5 years. Experts predict around 67,734 annual job openings, bumping employment from 1,971,059 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers in 2020 up to 2,038,793 by 2025. This growth means job opportunities for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers are plentiful in the next five years.

 
 

 

 

***Source: JobsEQ, Data as of 2020Q1, The shaded areas of the graph represent national recessions.

Hybrid CDL Program Overview

Our hybrid CDL Program offers the opportunity to complete your Critical Theory (80 Credit Hours) portion of the training online. Doing so provides you with more flexibility in your scheduling for the  Behind the Wheel (BTW) training (80 Credit Hours). 

Critical Theory Hybrid CDL Courses

  • Orientation
  • Control Systems/Dashboard
  • Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
  • Basic Control
  • Shifting/Operating Transmissions
  • Backing and Docking
  • Coupling and Uncoupling (Class A CDL only)
  • Visual Search
  • Communication
  • Distracted Driving
  • Speed Management
  • Space Management
  • Night Operation
  • Extreme Driving Conditions
  • Hazard Perception
  • Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies
  • Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings
  • Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  • Roadside Inspections
  • Maintenance
  • Handling and Documenting Cargo
  • Environmental Compliance Issues
  • Hours of Service Requirements
  • Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
  • Post-Crash Procedures
  • External Communications
  • Whistleblower/Coercion
  • Trip Planning
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Medical Requirements

Critical Theory Program Overview

Our CDL Program offers the opportunity to complete your Critical Theory (80 Credit Hours) portion of the training on campus or via live stream with our trained instructors. This course is for 2 weeks of training M-F from 9AM CST-2PM CST

Critical Theory CDL Courses

  • Orientation
  • Control Systems/Dashboard
  • Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
  • Basic Control
  • Shifting/Operating Transmissions
  • Backing and Docking
  • Coupling and Uncoupling (Class A CDL only)
  • Visual Search
  • Communication
  • Distracted Driving
  • Speed Management
  • Space Management
  • Night Operation
  • Extreme Driving Conditions
  • Hazard Perception
  • Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies
  • Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings
  • Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  • Roadside Inspections
  • Maintenance
  • Handling and Documenting Cargo
  • Environmental Compliance Issues
  • Hours of Service Requirements
  • Fatigue and Wellness Awareness
  • Post-Crash Procedures
  • External Communications
  • Whistleblower/Coercion
  • Trip Planning
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Medical Requirements

Behind the Wheel (BTW) Program Overview

Our CDL Program offers the opportunity to complete your BTW(80 Credit Hours min) portion of the training on campus with our trained instructors. This course is for 3 weeks of training M-F from 9AM CST-2PM CST or 5PM-10PM; Sat & Sun from 8AM-1PM

Behind the Wheel Course

 

  • Control Systems/Dashboard
  • Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections  of Tractor and Trailer 
  • Basic Control of Equipment
  • Shifting/Operating  Manual Transmissions
  • Backing and Docking Warehouse/TruckStops
  • Coupling and Uncoupling (Class A CDL only)
  • Visual Search
  • Multi Lane Usage
  • Communication
  • Distracted Driving
  • Speed Management
  • Space Management
  • Night Operation (All Students must complete 2 hours of night driving)
  • Hazard Perception
  • Skid Control/Recovery, Jackknifing, and Other Emergencies
  • Railroad-Highway Grade Crossings
  • Load Securement
  • Scaling & Weight Distribution
  • Identification and Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  • Roadside Inspections
  • Maintenance

Each week will conclude with an assessment of the material went over in class and BTW. At the end of the class term you will have a final overall exam, written and BTW. You must have a passing grade avg of 80% in order to graduate. Tutoring is provided. 

Start your commercial driving career today!

Commercial Drivers average salary of $ $ 69,480 according to US Bureau of Labor and Statistics  Owner operators average $199,000 a year per truck!

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