The program is a combination of classroom, hands-on-equipment training, and actual road driving. It includes fundamental instruction on safety, Department of Transportation rules and regulations, driving practices, air brakes, hazardous materials, and emergencies.
Operating diesel powered vehicles, practice in performing vehicle inspections, coupling and uncoupling, maneuvering, backing, proper shifting, and driving a tractor-trailer truck under varying road and climate conditions are a major part of this training. Additional materials covered includes loading and unloading cargo, reporting delays or accidents on the road, verifying loads against shipping records, and keeping necessary records. Also instructions are given in keeping log books, preparing paperwork, and map reading.
- Eight Weeks
Jones County Junior College is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.