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Class Provides Hands-On Skills to Earn CDL License

Posted: February 27, 2019

Hert Trucking Inc. in Fallon has donated this semi to use for WNC’s CDL program.

Classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon through June 15.

The class will be 85 percent hands-on instruction and 15 percent classroom learning. The classroom portion will focus on the concepts of the skills test, including basic control and backing the truck/trailer, and the concepts of double-clutch shifting. The hands-on portion will focus on operating the truck/trailer in a controlled environment and under close supervision of the instructor, as well as intensive training in backing the truck/trailer in a controlled backing concourse.

Bert Stephens, an eight-year veteran of the trucking industry and operations manager for Dixon Bros. Inc., will serve as the course’s instructor. Hert Trucking has generously donated the semi for this class.

To register for the CDL classes, go to