16-Week Truck Driving and Transportation Training


Core Courses

  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Transportation Industry and Driver Regulations
  • Driving Range I and II
  • Truck Transportation On-the-Job Training

Before the start of classes you must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and a stable work history.

During the first week of classes you must complete a DOT physical examination and a DOT drug test with negative results.

Program Details

Award: Certificate
Required number of credits: 19
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

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Graduates will have earned their CDL and are trained to be professional truck drivers. Many have entered the related fields as DOT officers, shipping and terminal managers, freight agents, freight brokers, log clerks, traffic specialists, spotters, dispatchers, and transportation salespersons.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $28,100 $40,600 $46,900
Light Truck and Delivery Services Drivers $19,200 $31,900 $38,200

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Gainful Employment


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Cedar Valley Corp., Inc. Waterloo, IA
Coca Cola Bottling Company Cedar Rapids, IA
Corkery Transport, Inc. Jesup, IA
Decker Truck Line, Inc. Davenport, IA
Denver Construction, Inc. Waterloo, IA
Don Hummer Trucking Corp. Oxford, IA
Gypsum Express, Ltd. Bladwinsville, NY
Martin Bros. Distributing Co., Inc. Cedar Falls, IA
RH Hummer Jr., Inc. Williamsburg, IA
River Forest Truck Repair Evansdale, IA
Schneider Menomonee Falls, WI
Sebetka Bros Trucking Jesup, IA
City of Waterloo Waterloo, IA
Waterloo Warehousing & Service Co. Inc. Waterloo, IA
Werner Enterprises, Inc. Omaha, NE
West Side Transport Cedar Rapids, IA
Zuercher Trucking Postville, IA

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Contact Us

Student Success Specialist De'Carlos Anderson Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1228 Butler Hall 122
Program Advisor Ron Bohle Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1285 Regional Transportation and Training Center 124
Administrative Assistant Dianne Lellig Email me 319-296-4011 Butler Hall 131
Dean Dave Grunklee Email me 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A
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