COTC Announces Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training Program


In response to the national and regional shortages of commercial truck drivers, COTC is partnering with Ancora Corporate Training, an established national provider of CDL training, to offer this highly sought-after non-credit training locally. COTC’s Ancora Class A Tractor-Trailer program provides the optimal balance between classroom learning and on-the-road training to prepare students for the CDL exam. Classes are small and taught by experienced instructors who can give students a real-life perspective on what it’s like to be a truck driver.

The program will be offered exclusively at COTC’s Pataskala Campus Annex at 621 W. Broad St., Pataskala OH 43062.

Students will be trained to inspect and operate tractor-trailers and assume driver responsibilities on the road and at pick-up and delivery points. Emphasis is placed on vehicle inspections, defensive driving, range maneuvers, motor carrier safety regulations, trip planning, cargo handling, size and weight laws, general maintenance procedures, and accident prevention.

Students must hold a valid Ohio driver’s license, complete a physical and drug screening and obtain a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) before training begins. Information regarding fulfilling these requirements will be available in each registered student’s welcome packet.

For more information, visit or contact Amanda Snider at or 740-755-7665.

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC has four campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.