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Everyone knows that traffic tickets can result in court appearances, fines, and higher insurance costs. However, you may have additional options in Mecklenburg, Wake, and select other North Carolina counties that can save you money while improving your driving. Since 1989 our Safe Driving Program has provided drivers with potential reductions on a traffic violation in exchange for completing the 4-hour National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course.

Defensive Driving Course*

Professional Truck Driver (PTD)
Instructor Development Course

The DDC-Professional Truck Driver (PTD) course is flexible and interactive, with curriculum and materials that conform to all current U.S. Department of Transportation standards based on the Large Truck Crash Causation Study announced by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This course provides the over-the-road driver with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to commit to safety and excellence. It also addresses the unique everyday challenges of driving a large vehicle, and offers practical information for avoiding violations and citations. This course can be taught in as little as four hours or expanded to eight hours with supplemental modules. To meet the fleet requirements for different industries, the program can be easily modified to address any company’s specific equipment, driver issues and policies.

What you'll will learn:

  • Key defensive driving techniques and safe maneuvers to avoid collisions and violations
  • Defensive driving skills for preventing fatalities, injuries, and property damage
  • How driver fatigue/stress affects operating a large truck
  • Proper vehicle maintenance and inspection
  • Steps for completing a Moral Responsibility Checklist
  • How to deal with uncontrollable driving conditions/hazards
  • Excellence as it relates to professional truck driving

Who would benefit:

New or experienced professional truck drivers

Course materials:
Instructor Certification Package*:

  • Fully-scripted Instructor Manual
  • Participant Course Guide
  • Universal Certification Card
  • Certificate of Completion

Other Required Instructor Teaching Materials:

  • Five video sessions on DVD (DVD is leased and must be renewed annually)*
  • PowerPoint® presentation on CD



$325 Members    $450 Non-Members     8 MESH Hours

Class Date

Location & Directions


March 28, 2014

Call Brian at (704) 644-4220 in Charlotte


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Call Matt at (919) 719-9818 in Raleigh

*Because the DDC courses are nationally standardized, any organization wishing to conduct training must be approved and registered with the National Safety Council.  Training materials must be purchased and audio visual materials must be leased to maintain Training Agency status.