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Commercial Truck Driver Training

This course is intended for those who wish to obtain a Commercial Class A Drivers License and obtain employment in the trucking industry. Students can expect to participate in both classroom and driving range instruction.

Course Dates To Be Announced Soon !

Although we are not yet accepting applications, if you are interested in finding out more information when it becomes available, please fill out the form below.

Program FAQs

Classroom Topics Included

  • Basic control such as backing, shifting, visual search; managing space; seeing hazards; communication; controlling speed, dealing with aggressive or distracted drivers; night driving; mountain driving; extreme weather driving; railroad crossings; fatigue; driving emergencies; skid control and recovery; crash procedures; cargo; weight and balance; air brake systems and using air brakes; driving combination vehicles; coupling and uncoupling; industry orientation; and control systems and dashboards.
  • Pre-trip inspection; drop and hook; straight-line backing; seeside and blindside; offset backing; and parallel parking.


  • Must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent, or pass an entrance exam
  • Must be at least 21 years of age or older
  • Must pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical and Drug Screen
  • Must have a driving record and employment record suitable for employment in the industry
  • Must meet DOT requirements for employment
  • *Please register early, seating is limited.
  • ** SUNY Niagara reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses due to insufficient enrollment.


  • If you have any general questions on this program or would like additional information on potential funding, please contact our offices at 716-614-6236.

Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from classes will receive refunds for tuition based on the following schedule:

  • 100% refund – Days 1-3
  • 75% refund – Days 4-9
  • 50% refund – Days 10-15
  • 25% refund – Days 16-21
  • 0% refund – 21 Days or Later

Students who wish to withdraw must formally email the Workforce Development Dept. at


Workforce Development
Phone: 716-614-6236
Location: A-231