Agriculture Transportation Training Courses for a Class A CDL
Truck Driving School & Ag Transportation Training
Ag Transport CDL Training at Advanced Career Institute
The Ag Transportation course is offered at the Visalia, Fresno, Merced & Bakersfield campuses, and is open to students with no prior knowledge or experience in the truck driving industry.
Students receive instruction on all aspects of truck driving and will be introduced to the agriculture industry to learn how to properly transport agriculture products such as milk, equipment, produce, and other agriculture commodities.
How Long is the Program?
ACI’s CAg Transportation training will take 600 hours (20-weeks) to complete. Find the class time that best fits your schedule best.
All locations have the same class times:
Daytime classes: 7:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Evening classes: 1:30 PM – 8:00 PM
What Will I Learn?
The Ag Transportation course provides advanced level training on procedures found in both the truck driving and agriculture industries. Training covers all areas of truck driving, including DMV Permit Preparation, Basic Operations, and Safe Operating Procedures. Students also receive additional instruction on how to transport agriculture products. Students will gain “real world” experience with hands-on-training in our freight division and will accompany our freight drivers on an actual truck driving run. This training provides a day-in-the-life, hands-on snapshot, of a typical truck driver, and is only available to our Ag Transportation students.
Which Endorsements Can I Get With My Class A CDL License?
In addition to passing your written permit exam and CDL skills test at our school, you have the opportunity to obtain endorsements, including:
- Air Brakes
- Combination Vehicle
- Hazardous Materials*
*Per Federal Regulations, additional criteria must be met to be approved for this Hazmat endorsement.
Additionally, students will have the opportunity to take the Sampler’s & Weigher’s state-administered exam.
Note: You must pass the written CDL Permit exam and the behind-the-wheel driving exam with the DMV in order to pass this course. Students will not be permitted to drive on public roads until a CDL permit has been obtained.
Drug Screen, DOT Physical, and Class A permit with endorsements are non-refundable charges and are included in tuition. All Re-test fees will be the student’s responsibility.
As a nationally accredited institution, we are authorized to offer various financial aid programs to those who qualify, though Financial Aid is not available for all of our programs. Our Financial Aid staff will work with you to determine your eligibility, and complete the application process.
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-- Must be at least 18 years of age. (The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all interstate drivers be at least 21 years of age. Applicants less than 21 years of age must provide a letter of intent to hire from a prospective employer.)
-- Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
-- Must provide a driving record free of current serious violations
-- Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical as required by Federal & State agencies.
-- Must be able to pass a drug screen when administered.
-- No felony convictions in the past five (5) years. All criminal records are subject to review and may be required to provide a letter of intent to hire from a prospective employer.
The Ag Transportation program meets the minimum requirements established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and is based on the FMCSA Model Curriculum. Successful completion of this course qualifies graduates for work in entry-level truck driver positions
This course prepares students to take their written permit & behind-the-wheel exams in order to receive a Class A CDL with Endorsements, with an additional emphasis in the area of agriculture.