Briefly: College's distracted driving course aimed at CDL holders

Truck driver talking on cell phone while driving

The University of California at San Diego's Transportation Research and Education for Driver Safety program offers â€śJust Drive: Deliver Distraction-Free,” for commercial motor vehicle drivers.

The hour-long, online course addresses the risks and consequences of distracted driving, and provides strategies to reduce this behavior, focusing primarily on the use of cell phones and electronic devices, according to the university.

Topics discussed include:

  • Scope of the problem
  • Risks and consequences
  • Rules and regulations
  • Strategies to previent distracted driving
  • Drowsy and fatigued driving
  • Work zone safety

You can register online for the course. A certificate of successful completion is provide.

Iowa community colleges expand CDL program

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges recently expanded its Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program to the Muscatine Community College campus.

The expansion includes a new DOT-approved training range. This range, along with four new tractor-trailer combinations and the expansion of Scott Community College’s truck driving program, was made possible by a $797,000 grant from Iowa Workforce Development and a $500,000 investment by EICC. 

The expansion of the CDL program to MCC is meant to meet the rising demand for CDL-trained professionals. Starting this summer, the new DOT-approved training range at MCC will be operational. Classes began June 1.


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