Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class B

Become eligible to take the Motor Vehicle Administration Commercial Vehicle License Class B skills test.

career infoTraining includes: vehicle inspections on school buses, operating a vehicle with passengers, defensive driving certification, railroad and safety belt training, log books, hours of service regulations, map reading and trip planning, skid control and recovery, winter driving, accident procedures, road rage, construction zones, and work safety. On road driving training consists of city, rural, and night driving. Training also includes federal motor carrier safety regulations – entry level driving training.financial assistance available

  • TRA-7650 CDL - Class B with Passenger/School Bus Part I
  • TRA-7660 CDL - Class B with Passenger/School Bus Part II
  • TRA-7670 CDL - Class B with Passenger/School Bus Part III

Students must be at least 18 years of age, pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam and drug screening, possess a valid Maryland driver's license (no provisional driver's license), have no more than three points on your driving record, and maintain zero points for drug or alcohol violations to participate in this training. Students must also be willing to participate in random drug and/or alcohol testing.

In order to register for this training, you must submit a current copy of your driving record with a pre-registration application and attend an orientation prior to the first class.

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Training Schedule

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May 18, 2022

3 - 5 p.m.

June 1 – June 29, 2022

CTRA - 100

Weekdays M-Th

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

August 3, 2022

3 - 5 p.m.

August 22 – September 19, 2022

CTRA - 100

Weekdays M-Th

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

October 26, 2022

3 - 5 p.m.

November 7 – December 8, 2022

CTRA - 100

Weekdays M-Th

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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This course is the first of a three-part program designed to give the student the required knowledge to earn a Class B commercial driver's license with passenger/school bus endorsement. The course embodies all of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and industry standards required for entry level operation of commercial buses. The student is introduced to the general knowledge and MVA required areas of study to obtain a commercial class B learner's permit with air brakes, passenger, and school bus endorsements.

Theory training includes defensive driving, overview of log books, hours of service regulations, map reading, trip planning, and accident procedures. Students must obtain their commercial learner's permit class B with school bus and passenger endorsement to complete this course.

This course is the second of a three-part program designed to embody all of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and industry standards required for entry-level operation of passenger/school bus endorsements. Training is provided on a closed range, open road/highway, and simulation. Topics include: railroad and safety belt training, skid control and recovery, and winter driving.

Training will be conducted at CSM's Center for Transportation Training.

Range training includes: putting the vehicle in motion, backing, off-set alley, parallel parking, and vehicle inspection. On-road driver training consists of beginning practices in city, rural, and multi-lane driving.

This course is the third of a three-part program designed to give the student the required knowledge to earn a Class B commercial driver's license with passenger/school bus endorsements. Training is provided on a closed range, open road/highway, and simulation.

Training includes: Advanced Range/off road training that will be conducted at CSM's Center for Transportation Training.

Range training includes: backing, off-set alley, parallel parking and vehicle inspection. On road driver training consists of city, rural, and multi-lane driving. Training concludes with students having two attempts to pass the CDL Class B passenger/school bus MVA skills exam.

Commercial drivers who haul hazardous materials are required to have the Hazardous Materials Endorsement on their commercial driver's license. Theory is required under the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations to add the HazMat endorsement. This class teaches the role and responsibilities of a driver who is hauling hazardous materials. Participants will also learn what knowledge is needed to pass the written test for the Hazardous Materials Endorsement. This class meets the FMCSA regulations for Entry Level Driver Training.

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