TDT - Fort Bragg

The Truck Driver Training curriculum provides students with training to inspect and operate tractor-trailers and to assume driver responsibilities on the road and at pickup/delivery points. Emphasis is placed on vehicle inspections, defensive driving, range maneuvers, motor carrier safety regulations (DOT 380 -397 and a certificate for entry level drivers), trip planning, cargo handling, size/weight laws, general maintenance procedures, hours of service, and accident prevention.

All training, instruction, and testing are done at Johnston Community College school facilities in Smithfield N.C. and in school-provided equipment.

Program Outcomes

After satisfactory completion of all course requirements, students receive a Class A Commercial Driver License, DOT 380 certificate, and a JCC curriculum certificate.

The school also helps place graduates into industry employment. A Recruiter Day/Job Fair is scheduled in each class for valuable networking opportunities.

Occupational Outlook

The NC Truck Driver Training School program is nationally ranked for providing graduates with an excellent foundation for a truck-driving career. Our students are tested thoroughly through both on-the-road and written exams to ensure they possess the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully and safely operate commercial vehicles. Graduates from our course can expect to earn an average of $40,000 to $45,000 in their first year of employment with an established company. Graduates find employment in various industries, governmental agencies, and self-employment opportunities.

Participants must be a US citizen or permanent resident alien.

Enrollment Requirements

At orientation for class, a student must be able to prove the following:

  1. Be able to read, write and speak English at a level that permits the student to benefit from the course
  2. Complete admission to JCC (Step 1 & 2) -
  3. Be at least 18 years of age
  4. Have a valid North Carolina driver's license and social security card
  5. Pass and obtain a DOT (Department of Transportation) physical examination not more than six months prior to the start of class. Physical Form CDL-29 is to be used
  6. Obtain approval from his/her commander to attend course and be command-referenced for a drug-screening test not more than 30 days prior to start of class. Students will be subject to random drug-screening tests during class
  7. Complete and submit a TDT application form.
  8. Obtain a valid North Carolina Class A CDL learner's permit. To obtain this permit, contact your local DMV office and pass written tests consisting of General Knowledge, Air Brakes and Combination Vehicles
  9. A driving record (MVR) on each student will be obtained from NC Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) for the past 4 years. Any of the following violations within 4 years of finishing class will prohibit a person from entering the TDT program:
    • Driving while impaired (DWI)
    • Careless and reckless driving
    • Hit and run
    • Refusal to take a chemical test

Course Schedule - 2021

Class sizes are limited; call (919) 209-2045 or (919) 464-2338 for availability. Schedule is subject to change without notice.

Day Classes: Ft. Bragg
8 weeks
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Class # Class Dates Orientation Date Orientation Time
January 04 - February 26, 2021
December 14, 2020
March 01 - April 23, 2021
February 08, 2021
May 03 - June 25, 2021
April 12, 2021
July 01 - August 20, 2021
June 07, 2021
September 01 - October 22, 2021
August 09, 2021
October 25 - December 17, 2021
October 04, 2021

Military Tuition & Fees

This program is in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles. The NC DOT/DVM provides the tuition at NO COST to the military service members (and their spouses) who are on active duty.

Each student will be responsible for paying $120 in fees, that will include a $15 driving permit (due after completion of the knowledge and vision tests), a $30 dollar commercial driver license application fee and, upon successful completion of the course, $75 for a five year North Carolina CDL.

The North Carolina Truck Driver Training School has the distinction of being the oldest and most successful truck driver training school in this nation. In 1949, North Carolina State University and members of the North Carolina Motor Carriers Association launched the program to help improve the industry by providing for safer, smarter, and more responsible truck driving professionals. In 1974, the School was transferred to Johnston Community College to administer and expand the offering under a curriculum program.

The school has structured and unparalleled standards in teaching excellence, superior quality training and value for our industries and communities. The School is sponsored and endorsed by the NC Trucking Association and its members, and is also accredited by the American Trucking Association.

The office of the Truck Driver Training School is located at Johnston Community College, Smithfield, NC at exit 95 on Interstate 95 and Hwy 70 Business.

For More Information, Contact

Ms. Bridgett M. Byrd
Transition Services Specialist
Fort Bragg Soldier For Life- TAP
Soldier Support Center, Bldg. 4-2843, Normandy Dr.
Wing C, Rm. 1-C-18
☎ Tel: (910) 432-0700
☎ Gov. Cell: (910) 584-5413
☎ Fax: (910) 396-1776

The NC Truck Driver Training School, Johnston Community College, is certified by the State of North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles as a Third Party Tester and is authorized to administer and score the Commercial Driver License Skills Test pursuant to provisions and authority of the Division.

Course Ratio Per Week: Class 6: Lab 18
Total course hours: 384
Semester hours credit: 12
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Class Prefix & No.: TRP 100
Program code: C60300

Johnston Community College is accredited by the Commission on College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097, Telephone Number (404) 679-4501) to award the associate degree, diploma and certificate.
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