Truck driving is one of the fastest growing industries today. There is a constant demand for over-the-road drivers. It is one of the few occupations where students who complete training are almost certain to go to work immediately. Most receive job offers prior to completion of the course.
“ Rend Lake College delivered what they promised and more: Training needed to obtain a commercial driver’s license and help finding a job afterward. Thanks to their program, passing the CDL was easy and I had a good job lined up even before I graduated. My experience at RLC was time and money well invested.” - Dan Schofield
The Rend Lake College Truck Driver Training Program has trained over 1,200 drivers since 1990. This program is perfect for the person who may be unemployed or is seeking a higher-paying job. Short-term training is designed for individuals with little or no commercial driving experience.
Students receive hands-on training from experienced instructors in newer model tractor-trailers. A low student-to-instructor ratio means more personalized instruction. Individuals who complete the program receive a Commercial Driver’s License.
Job placement assistance is included in the training. Recruiters from several major trucking companies visit each class and present information about employment opportunities with their respective companies. Students often receive job offers before graduating.
A GED or high school diploma is not required for admittance into the program. Students must be 21 years of age, able to meet the Federal DOT physical requirement and have a valid driver’s license at the time of registration. Students must complete a physical and drug screening with a DOT-certified physician designated by the college. At the time of registration, students must provide their Motor Vehicle Record documentation from a local Secretary of State facility.
Course locations: Rend Lake College Campus, Ina
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