Hours of instruction:

(1) Classroom instruction, including testing 50 hours

(2) Field instruction 50 hours

(3) Highway behind-the-wheel training 20 hours

(4) Observation (highway behind-the-wheel) 40 hours Total - 160 hours

 Content of classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction:

-Completing Driver's Daily Log books

-Coupling and uncoupling of combination units

-Laws relating to interstate and intrastate operations

- Pre-trip inspection -Placing the vehicle in operation

-Operation in inner-city and interstate highway traffic and passing

- Driving Forward and backward and making turns

-Breaking and slowing the vehicle by means other than applying the brakes;

-Backing and parking the vehicle; Straight Line Backing, Offset Backing Left or Right, Parallel Parking, and Alley Dock

-Experience operating property hauling vehicles with a minimum gross vehicle weight of 49,000 pounds or experience operating passenger motor coach vehicles having a minimum capacity of 46 persons