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OCC to Offer Truck Driving Class

Truck PhotoOlney Central College will be offering its first truck driving class beginning in May. 

The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and every other Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 through July 3. Students must log 50 hours behind-the-wheel training, so it is likely that there may be an occasional Saturday driving times. Instructor Tom Sarg said he works with the students to schedule driving times, which accommodate their schedules.

Students also must complete 75 hours of classroom instruction. Sarg said the first week of class will be spent preparing for the permit test. Students must obtain their permit before they can begin their driving time.

This is a practical course in semi-truck tractor trailer operation designed to enable the student to satisfactorily start, move, road test, and diagnose the truck tractor combination. The student will successfully complete the State of Illinois written and driving exams to the standards of the Secretary of State.

This class will teach students Federal rules and regulations that govern interstate travel for trucks, and also the DOT log book. The student will advance from class-entry skills to competent skills in areas such as night driving, defensive driving, and specific road hazards under a variety of load conditions. Successful students will receive an Illinois Class A Commercial Driver’s License at the end of the course.

Call 618-395-7777 to register, or contact Sarg at 618-263-5186 for more information.

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