To meet THEC, and F.M.C.S.R requirements student must have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate, or be able to complete approved ability to benefit test (ATB) by THEC and pass with a passing grade of 75%. This test provided by CCTC, Inc M-F anytime between 10am and 2pm. per F.M.C.S.R
Must be 21 years old to qualify for job placement assistance
Need to have been licensed for one year within the United States
Must be able to understand highway traffic signs and signals
Must be able to make entries on reports and records
Must be a lawful permanent resident of the United States
Must have an original or certified copy of birth certificate to obtain a permit from the DMV
Must obtain a 7-year MVR with no convictions in the past 3 years of any of the following: DUI, Refusal to take a chemical test, hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident, or careless/reckless driving
No DUI in the past 5 years or more than two DUI’s in a lifetime All students will be required to take and pass a DOT physical, must have a 20/40 vision or better in both eyes and drug screen by their first day of class. All students must meet the United States Department of Transportation physical qualifications as stated in Section 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier’s Safety Regulation Handbook. The school may require written documentation from a physician regarding an applicant’s health in addition to the DOT Medical Card. Students are required to disclose contagious diseases. Once these requirements are met, applicants are asked to contact the school and take part in an admissions interview. Upon acceptance, the applicant will then need to complete the enrollment agreement and provide payment for tuition.
Applicant must not have any outstanding fines or reinstatement fees of any kind due in any state or country. Many times a fee can be paid and a CDL can be obtained. Contact your local driver’s license or DMV office for details about this. This office will be able to tell you if any state has blocked your license status and give you a number to call if any such block has been placed.
Conditions that may stop student admission to out truck driving training.
Traffic Violations of more than one at fault accident in the past three years
If your current license is suspended, cancelled or revoked in the State of Tennessee or any other state
More than 1 careless and/or reckless driving convictions in the past three years
Any alcohol/drug related violations in a motor vehicle in the last five years
More than three moving violations in the last three years Criminal Convictions
A felony criminal record in the past five years. Felonies over five years will be reviewed on a case-bycase basis
A misdemeanor record in the past will be reviewed by the Director who may waiver the time limit on a misdemeanor charge depending on the circumstances of each case
Parole or restricted probation
Job Titles and Employment Information
Title: Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor, CDL Class A Driver
Definition: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to drive
trucks and buses, delivery vehicles, for-hire vehicles and other commercial vehicles, or to
instruct commercial vehicle operators. This includes instruction in operating gas, diesel, or
electrically-powered vehicles; loading and unloading cargo or passengers; reporting delays or
accidents on the road; verifying load against shipping papers; arranging transportation for
personnel; and keeping records of receipts and fares.
The starting entry-level salary for a Heavy and Tractor-Tractor Operators in Knoxville is
$46,772 median wages pay. As off 4/18/2022, there are 104 jobs openings available in Knoxville
and 1283 jobs opening in Tennessee.