TRAINING

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Preparedness is essential. To ensure you are skilled and self-assured on the road, you will complete 52 hours of classroom-based learning with experienced driver trainers and state-of-the-art semi-truck simulators.

Our training is located at Texas A&M's University Systems RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas. RCTA provides a professional, technology-driven, hands-on training environment designed to educate students in the safe operation of commercial vehicles throughout the transportation industry.

CLASSROOM

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Behind-the-wheel range training provides you with hands-on experience performing shifting, backing, decelerating, pre and post-trip inspections, etc. Practice makes perfect, and after 40 hours in the truck, you will be confident and proficient in your abilities.

RANGE

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Hitting the open road with an experienced driver trainer for two weeks is the final phase in your journey to a new career. Performed off-site using area state highways and roads, you will put everything you have learned to the test before officially obtaining your CDL.

PUBLIC ROADWAY

RCTA Training Includes:

  • Commercial vehicle inspections, preparing students to identify and diagnose equipment malfunctions

  • Automatic and standard transmission, with box van and tank trailer training available

  • Skills test required; double-clutch shifting for those choosing to learn on standard transmissions

  • FMCSA and Department of Transportation interstate commerce rules and regulations, hours of service requirements, roadside inspection procedures, cargo securement, and documentation

  • Basic vehicle control, close-quarters maneuvering, backing/docking maneuvers, and coupling/uncoupling procedures

  • Speed and space management, hazard perception, skid control, recovery, and jackknife prevention

  • Trip planning, map reading, time management, along with fatigue and wellness awareness for the commercial vehicle operator

  • The effects of recognizing and assisting in the fight against human trafficking.

  • All other educational aspects required in testing and receiving a CDL

Commercial Driver Skills Training
Pre-Qualification Form

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Admissions Information

If you answer yes to any of the below questions, please use the text box to provide details.

Have you had any of the following?

 I have read and understand the entire foregoing application, and all answers, statements, and all other matters therein are true in substance and in fact.

I also request an abstract copy of my driving record be forwarded to RCTA.

Thanks for submitting!

Reveille Commercial-Driver
Training Academy