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Three students successfully complete Holmes Attala Center’s inaugural Professional Truck Driver Program

Three Holmes Community College students – Sabrina Lewis of Durant, Maurice Riley of Kosciusko and Kamal Steel of Louisville – completed the Professional Truck Driver Program held at the Attala Center in Kosciusko.

This was the first cohort for this program at the Attala Center, with just three participants allowed, and all of them successfully earned their commercial driver’s license and obtained multiple job offers upon completion of the program. The employment opportunities offered to students included: Averitt Transportation, Clark Beverages, Cooper Freight, CRST Transportation, Knight, Prairie Farms, Schneider and Total Transportation.

The eight-week course, which costs $1450, covers: Transportation Technology, Preventive Maintenance & Servicing, Cargo Documentation, Vehicle Inspections, Recognizing & Reporting Malfunctions, Basic Shifting Exercises, Backing Exercises, Accident Procedures, Rural & City Driving, Motor Carrier Atlas Review, Coupling/Uncoupling, Sliding Tandems, Pre-Trip & Post-Trip Inspections, Emergency Scenarios and Logbook Exercises. The requirements to participate in this program include: a CDL permit, a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical drug test, a DVR and a criminal background check.

The program runs Monday-Friday, from 8-3:30 p.m. Call (662) 290-0808 for more information about the trucking course and the next available cohort.


IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured are Holmes Community College students (left to right) Maurice Riley of Kosciusko, Kamal Steel of Louisville and Sabrina Lewis of Durant. All three completed the Professional Truck Driver Program at the Holmes Attala Center in Kosciusko. 

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