Fox Valley Technical College/Truck Driving School

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by Teddy Salad, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Teddy Salad

    Teddy Salad Bobtail Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    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
    Defensive Driving
    Pre-Trip Inspection

    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
    Control Systems
    Vehicle Inspection
    Coupling and Uncoupling
    Special Rigs
    Visual Search Communication
    Speed Management
    Space Management
    Night Operation
    Extreme Driving Conditions
    Proficiency Development: Safe Operating Procedures
    Hazard Perception
    Emergency Maneuvers
    Skid Control and Recovery
    Vehicle Systems
    Preventive Maintenance and Servicing
    Diagnosing and Reporting Malfunctions
    Handling Cargo
    Cargo Documentation
    Hours of Service Requirements
    Accident Procedures
    Personal Health and Safety
    Trip Planning
    Public and Employer Relations
  2. Broken Spoke

    Broken Spoke Medium Load Member

    Mar 22, 2010
    Tucson Arizona
    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!
    RockyWI Thanks this.
  3. Conwaygirl

    Conwaygirl Bobtail Member

    Aug 23, 2011
    Menasha, WI
    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!
  4. ProSonic83

    ProSonic83 Bobtail Member

    we are #1 in the nation... need i say more
  5. khel

    khel Bobtail Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Just called them.. they've quoted $30 a night (that's with a student discount) :(

    Any other ideas where to stay? I'm going to FVTC in end of June.
  6. Conwaygirl

    Conwaygirl Bobtail Member

    Aug 23, 2011
    Menasha, WI
  7. khel

    khel Bobtail Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Just found a place (used housing listing that FVTC provided)!

    It's just a room in a house (15 min from college and $275 a month), but that'll do :)
    Conwaygirl Thanks this.
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