Yard Skills

As part of our 160 hours of instruction, students learn a variety of practical yard skills. At our practice yard on Hay Street, students work on backing, coupling & uncoupling, and other vital skills. Our instructors — all experienced truck drivers — provide hands-on training to better prepare students for their CDL driving test as well as their driving career.

Shelly Truck Driving School-5Focusing on the Basics

In the real world, every situation and delivery location is different. That’s why we spend half of our practical training time on yard work. In the yard, students learn how a trailer responds and moves in a safe, controlled environment. If students master the basic skills of backing up and parking here, they can have the confidence to handle any unloading or parking situation on the job.

Yard Skills Training Includes:

  • Pre-trip Checklist and Vehicle Inspection
  • Backing Up
  • Parallel Parking
  • Offset Parking
  • Straight Line Parking
  • Coupling & Uncoupling

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