POWELL, Wyo. - Big Horn Basin residents can learn to drive truck for local businesses, agriculture or the oil and gas industry in a Class A CDL Truck Driver Training course beginning Monday, Oct. 28.
The training runs through Nov. 19 and includes 10 days of classroom instruction from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Driving times can be scheduled during the day or evenings and on weekends.
Students enrolled in the training will have 50 hours of classroom/lab time plus 30 hours of behind-the-wheel driving time to prepare for the Wyoming Commercial Driver’s License Exam. All behind-the-wheel training is provided with one student per truck.
Classroom instruction focuses on defensive driving, pre- and post-trip vehicle inspection, coupling and uncoupling, vehicle systems and controls, driver communications, speed and space management, visual search techniques, backing and employer relations.
Behind-the-wheel instruction includes backing and parking, braking and slowing, proper turns, basic control, emergency equipment, coupling/uncoupling and vehicle inspection.
Substantial scholarships are available to eligible applicants.
For more information, email or call the NWC Center for Training and Development in Powell at 307-754-6062.