Immediate opening for a part time Classroom, Truck Lab and Driving Range CDL instructor for an established, well-known and reputable private training school.
Hours will vary depending upon student enrollment. We do offer day and evening sessions Monday-Friday. Occasional weekend sessions may be scheduled for range time.
We offer an excellent working environment, paid vacations and holidays and 401K options.
RETIRED truck drivers are strongly encouraged to apply...come share your knowledge and valuable experience with CDL trainees.
Instructor Qualification Standards
A. Educational Experience: Each instructor must be at least 21 years of age and have:
1. A high school diploma or GED, and
2. One (1) year of vocational education tractor-trailer driver teaching or driver trainer experience, or two (2) years of practical trucking related experience that demonstrates instructional competency.
B. Driving Experience:
1. At least three (3) years of verifiable truck driving experience in the most recent ten (10) years, with a minimum of one (1) year as a long haul/OTR tractor-trailer driver (or comparable experience).
2. A safe driving record as determined by the SAGE Safety Department.
C. Knowledge/Skill: Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of safe driving and all of the laws and regulations covering tractor-trailer interstate operations. Instructors must also be capable of demonstrating the SAGE curriculum subject matter for the subjects assigned.
D. Attitude: Instructors must show an attitude that is favorable toward performance. Instructor attitudes are assessed according to professionalism, respect, motivation, maturity, and safety. Instructors must show a willingness to conform their teachings to the specific SAGE curriculum. To do this they must become knowledgeable with designated curriculum for classroom and behind-the-wheel (BTW) units of instruction. They must also be prepared to review, discuss, and present the materials referenced in the Company’s curriculum guides for SAGE programs.
E. Regulatory Compliance: Instructors must meet the minimum qualifications for interstate tractor-trailer drivers in accordance with all requirements of the applicable Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, including, but not limited to, meeting the physical and driver qualification standards of Part 391, as well as be able to pass as D.O.T. drug/alcohol screen.
Additional Instructor Competencies
There are a number of other areas that are supportive of an instructor’s ability to provide effective instruction in a SAGE program.
A. All instructors must be able to teach by employing methods and adhering to the subject matter called for by the SAGE curriculum.
B. Driving Instructors must have the ability to manage learning within the environment of tractor-trailer operation, communicate concepts, apply concepts in actual task performance, and work with students to develop skill and ability in performing manipulative tasks.
C. All instructors must typically have knowledge, skill, and actual performance abilities that far exceed the abilities identified in the objectives of the curriculum.
D. Driving instructors communicate instructions to students, assess student performance, and provide students guidance on performing maneuvers on a skills driving range and in the truck on roads in 4 to 8 hour shifts.