This classroom based course provides a comprehensive study of the basics of Commercial Driving, with a particular focus on the safe, legal and professional operation of a variety of vehicles for which commercial licensure is a prerequisite. This course also focuses on the skills and behavioral characteristics of a professional commercial driver. Specific instruction will be provided to prepare students for learners permit testing; preparation and study for additional endorsements will also be covered. Additional topics covered will include:  Log Book / Hours of Service, Map Reading / Trip Planning, DOT Regulations, Hazard Perception, Night Operation, Extreme Driving Conditions, Railroad Crossing Safety, Accident Reports and Combination Vehicles.