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Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Program

Discover a Career on the Open Road

Have you ever dreamed of life on the open road? Or would you prefer a career that keeps you a little closer to home? Either way, Florence-Darlington Technical College is ready to help get you there.

Ancora LogoThe trucking industry has continued to grow over the past several years, and with that growth the demand for more qualified drivers has also increased. At FDTC, our CDL students enjoy a nearly 100% employment rate, for all individuals who intend to seek employment,
following completion of the course.

Let us help you gain the experience you need to be on the road with your Class A Commercial Driver’s License in just a few weeks. Our program includes a combination of in-classroom and behind-the-wheel training that will prepare graduates to test for their CDL-A.

Program Overview

Whether driving heavy trucks or tractor trailers, truck drivers transport goods from one location to another, often across city and county lines, or between states. Punctuality and the ability to travel frequently are necessary to a successful career in the truck driving industry. Combining classroom lecture and practice driving, the course places special emphasis on safety, making correct and safe turns, proper pre-trip and post-trip inspections, and training behind the wheel. Students who enroll in FDTC’s CDL Training program will gain skills in the areas of:

  • Vehicle inspections
  • Defensive driving
  • Range maneuvers
  • Motor carrier safety regulations
  • Trip planning
  • Cargo handling
  • Size/weight laws
  • General maintenance procedures
  • Hours of service
  • Accident prevention

How Do I Register?

Please visit  or call (866-937-1850) to register for the class and submit the required information.

  • You must submit the following prerequisites (required information) before registering for a class:
    • your Motor Vehicle Report
    • a valid DOT physical
  • Your welcome packet from Ancora Education will contain all the information you need to schedule these appointments.
  • You must obtain your Commercial Learner’s Permit prior to the start of class; see your welcome packet for more information

Be sure to ask if scholarships are available!


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