Hi, I wanted to know what you have heard about Fox Valley Technical College/Truck Driving School. Does it sound good? Does it have a good or bad reputation? Or is it one of a million other similar schools? Below is from their website:
The Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) truck driving programs and staff are members of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association (WMCA) and the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS). Our ten-week truck driving program is also certified by the Professional Truck Driving Institute (PTDI).
Range and Skill Work
27, 48 and 53 Trailers (Vans, Tankers and Flat Beds)
Road Time With and Without Instructor
Driving Range Exercises (backing, turning, etc.)
City Driving/Highway Driving
Related Class Work
State and Federal Driving Regulations
Trip Planning and Map Reading
Hook and Drop
Air Brake Systems
Pickup and Delivery
State and Federal Weight Laws
Advanced Driving Techniques (Wisconsin Decision Driving Course-Skid Pad)
CDL Skill Road Test will be administered to all students at the current cost.
Classroom/Lab/Audiovisual Instructional Units
Coupling and Uncoupling
Visual Search Communication
Extreme Driving Conditions
Proficiency Development: Safe Operating Procedures
Skid Control and Recovery
Preventive Maintenance and Servicing
Diagnosing and Reporting Malfunctions
Hours of Service Requirements
Personal Health and Safety
Public and Employer Relations
Fox Valley Technical College/Truck Driving School
I went there and graduated you will like going to school there better then working! Say hi to Ron!. My opinion is Fox IS THE BEST! and you will leave there with good knowledge on driving a truck. The instructors WILL take the extra time to make sure you understand everything!. If you are looking for housing while you go to school there check out the Days Inn on college ave. Make sure you speak to the manager there and let her know you are going to Fox she has a good rate for students I don't know what is is at this time but when I paid monthly there my room cost me around $11.00 a night. and the room came with free breakfast every morning! You can read about my time at Fox at the link provided on this post and there is even a short video on a trip we took! http://www.thetruckersreport.com/tr...ols/112102-i-am-begining-last-leg-school.htmlRockyWI Thanks this.
I know this is an older thread, but what the heck. I went to Fox Valley as well. BEST school EVER!! We got a job the last day of school with a great company, being students fresh out of school they had us go to the school they affiliated with for another week. They wanted to make sure we knew what we were doing...Fox was way better than the school this great company used! I have not been to see all of the schools there are but I would be willing to bet money you can't find one better than Fox Valley. Good luck, tell everyone Hi!