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Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

RPCC Course- Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

RPCC offers Tractor Trailer Driving training in partnership with CDL Certifiers, Inc., resulting in a Class-A CDL.

Course I Over-the-Road Tractor Trailer Training
160 Hrs.RPCC Cost: $4,800 Reboot Cost: $3,500 (CDL Class “A” Learner’s Permit Prep Included)
This course is designed to train people who have no experience or training as an over-the-road tractor-trailer truck driver. The course prepares students for entry-level employment in the transportation industry. This course is four weeks long (160 hours) and includes the following instructional units:

  • 80 HR classroom instruction, including 40 hours of study time to prepare for the required learner’s permit.
  • 40 HR laboratory, driving range, and vehicle handling.
  • 40 HR public roadways driving with a certified driver instructor. DMV test included.

Course II Over-the-Road Tractor Trailer Training
120 Hrs. RPCC Cost: $3,800 Reboot Cost: $2,500 (CDL Class “A” Learner’s Permit Prep NOT Included)
A Current CDL Class “A” Permit is required to register for this course.
This course is designed to train people who have no experience or training as an over-the-road tractor-trailer truck driver but has a current CDL Class “A” Permit. The course prepares students for entry-level employment in the transportation industry. This course is three weeks long (120 hours) and includes the following instructional units:

  • 40 HR classroom instruction
  • 40 HR laboratory, driving range, and vehicle handling
  • 40 HR public roadways driving with a certified driver instructor. DMV test included.

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Gonzales Campus
925 W. Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA. 70737

Reserve Campus
181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA. 70084

St. Charles Campus
13145 HWY 90
Boutte, LA. 70039

Westside Campus
25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA. 70764

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