Truck driving program now available
Jan 21, 2009 | 1048 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Coastal Bend College Continuing Education Department offers truck driving classes in Alice for novice drivers; and companies who need driver evaluation and additional training due to incidents, improper maneuvering, or Department of Transportation safety compliance needs. Excel Driver Services has contracted with Coastal Bend College to offer on-demand professional truck driving training to the Coastal Bend area. Juan Acuna will be located at the CBC Alice Campus, Room 135 at 704 Coyote Trail in Alice. To reach Acuna, call (361) 884-2981 Ext. 3005 or toll free (866) 891-2381 Ext. 3005 or go to

The 162-hour CDL course includes Haz Mat training; 4-hour driver evaluation training for companies; solution-based driving helps drivers with defensive driving; skid and rollover prevention; and simulation training for hazardous driving conditions.

To register, applicants must show proof that they have:

° passed a criminal background check;

° have proof of a clean Motor Vehicle Record;

° pass a DOT medical physical that includes drug and alcohol screening; and

° possess temporary permit for CDL at Texas Department of Public Safety office.

Upon completion of the program, drivers will be eligible to take the state CDL exam. At the end of the class, when they apply for Haz Mat endorsement, they will have to get FBI fingerprint and national criminal background check.

For more information on truck driving or other continuing education courses, contact Coastal Bend College at (361) 362-2633 or visit our website at
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