Commercial Transportation Program Outcomes

After successfully completing the Commercial Truck Driving requirements, students will:

  • Hold WA state endorsements for combination vehicles, tankers, doubles/triples, and also have the air brake restriction lifted from their license.
  • Apply basic knowledge of pre-trip inspections, driving and backing.
  • Apply proper logbook procedures and rules according to the FMCSR.
  • Safely and properly couple and uncouple a tractor/trailer unit.
  • Calculate proper axle weights using the Federal bridge weight formula.
  • Properly adjust individual axle weights to comply with state and federal laws.
  • Recognize, avoid, or resolve potentially hazardous situations related to truck driving.
  • Safely operate a sit down counter balance (SDCB) forklift. 9. Demonstrate appropriate workplace behaviors.