Getting a CDL opens up many job opportunities including long haul, local trucking and other commercial driving employment.

Our Entry Level Commercial Driver Training is an 8-week course designed to provide motivated students with the skills needed to get their CDL and join the commercial trucking industry.

This course will teach the information needed to take your CDL permit test. You will then receive hands-on training necessary to take your CDL license test. Upon completion of the ELDC and receipt of your CDL license, qualified graduates can earn the opportunity to join TCFB Fresh Start Driver Apprenticeship program.


To qualify for this program you must:

  • Attend 8-weeks, 8-hours a day course
  • Engage actively in driver and on-the-job training, as instructed
  • Be at least 18 years of age (must be 21 to drive interstate routes)
  • Provide valid identity card and social security number
  • Provide proof of state and US residency
  • Eligible for CDL license under Florida law
  • Able to pass the medical examination and vision test required for CDL by Florida law
  • Pay necessary fees for CDL medical exam
  • Pay necessary fees for CDL permit and license


Classroom Instruction:

  • Basic Operations
  • Safe Operating Procedures
  • Advance Operating Practices
  • Vehicle Systems
  • Reporting Malfunctions
  • Non-Driving Activities

Behind the Wheel Instruction:

  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Straight, Off Set and Alley Dock Backing
  • Parallel Parking
  • Coupling and Uncoupling
  • Roadway Driving
  • Vehicle Controls
  • Shifting/Transmission
  • Communications/Signaling
  • Speed and Space Management
  • Visual Search
  • Safe Driver Behavior
  • Hours of Service Requirements
  • And Other Important Topics


  • Week 1 – Classroom
  • Week 2 – Classroom
  • Permit Test
  • Week 3 – Yard Training / OJT
  • Week 4 – Yard Training / OJT
  • Week 5 – Range Driving / OJT
  • Week 6 – Range Driving / OJT
  • Week 7 – Road Driving / OJT
  • Week 8 – Road Driving / OJT
  • License Test
  • Apprenticeship Program

Are you ready for a fresh start? Are you prepared to put in the work necessary to make a change?  If you can commit to show up on time, work hard in class and take advantage of your hands-on training opportunities, then TCFB is ready to help.

Join our TCFB’s Fresh Start Entry-Level Driver Training Course and open up a world of opportunity.

A brighter future is waiting for you!

Ready to get started?


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