The American Institute of Technology offers Truck Driver training in Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson) and in Nevada (Las Vegas). The school was founded February 1981 and offered a variety of vocational programs until 1991 at which time the focus became solely dedicated to truck driver training. American Institute of Technology offers many different truck driver programs to allow a driver to be trained to meet their schedules as far as nights, weekends, full or part time. Training programs are designed to not only prepare students to earn a commercial driver license (CDL) but also to develop the necessary skills to be successful in a career as a professional truck driver through driver skill development. Financial aid is available to all qualified applicants in the form of Federal Pell Grants, variety of Federal and State Student loan programs, and private student loans. American Institute of Technology also offers loans to students who don’t qualify for other forms of State or Federal financial aid. Truck Driver training programs include Truck Driver, Commercial Truck Driver, Diesel Truck Driver, and Professional Truck Driver. Training can be completed in as little of 160 hours (4 weeks) of instruction.
Truck Driver: This training program provides a basic knowledge of over-the road truck driving. Driver training is structured with sufficient driving time for development of the practical driver skills necessary for the attainment of a commercial driverвЂ™s license. Additional training in safety and job requirement through formal training or a formal On The Job (OJT) program would be needed to qualify for a solo truck driver position. Successful completion of this program qualifies graduates for a position of driver trainee or co-driver.
Commercial Truck Driver: Students are provided a basic knowledge of Over-The-Road Driving (OTR). The driver training program is structured with sufficient driving time to enable trainee to develop basic driving skills necessary for progression into the externship (real world) portion of the driver training. The externship provides the student the chance to experience and gain knowledge and proficiency from real world driving situations that can not be simulated in a class room, such as; interstate and international driving, weigh station procedures, trip planning and various cargo handling and reporting. Successful completion of this program qualifies graduates to work as a solo driver.
Professional Truck Driver: American Institute of Technology’s premiere program provides an in-depth background of the trucking industry and a thorough introduction to long haul driving OTR, including the development of driving skills to successfully deal with life on the road, family relationships and financial responsibilities while away from home. The program is structured with sufficient driving time to enable trainees to develop the driving skills that are necessary for progression into the externship portion of the training. This program incorporates significant training in an Externship. The knowledge and skills learned enable graduates the chance to advance to positions beyond the basic duties of driving a truck. Successful completion of the program initially qualifies graduates for a wide range of jobs up to and including a non-supervised solo driving position.
Arizona Training Locations
American Institute of Technology – Phoenix
American Institute of Technology – Tucson
Nevada Training Locations
American Institute of Technology – North Las Vegas