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1 American Institute of Technology Commercial Truck Driver Training

2  Basic Qualifications  Truck Driving  Future Prospects  Why Training Is Important  What Is Involved  The AIT Philosophy  How The Program Is Paid For Today, during your interview we will find out about:


4 ACCREDITED BY:  Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges of Technology APPROVED BY:  Department of Vocational Rehabilitation  Arizona Veterans Service Commission  Workforce Investment Act CERTIFIED BY:  Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTD) LICENSED BY:  Arizona Department of Transportation ESTABLISHED IN 1981 MEMBER OF:  Commercial Vehicle Training Association  Arizona Private School Association  Arizona Trucking Association  Career College Association  Better Business Bureau


6 SUMMARY OF CRITERIA & STANDARDS:  Accepts only qualified applicants  Assures that graduates are qualified for employment  Has specific job-oriented training objectives  Provides safe facilities & modern equipment  Is financially sound  Is fair in all financial dealings  Provides a competent experienced faculty  Maintains permanent records An accredited training facility has opened its doors to a Commission appointed team of examiners. AIT graduates are successful in employment & occupational achievement!

7 Our philosophy is to accept only those trainees who will complete the program & become SAFE, PROFESSIONAL, MONEY MAKING DRIVERS!

8  Instructors with proven experience  Hands-on training in modern equipment  Extra Help if needed  Carrier Placement Services  Personal interest in YOU  We are committed to YOUR success!

9 Mark Bleil Traffic Manager Kalil Bottling Co. Tucson, AZ John Frey V.P., Safety, Operations and Compliance Werner Enterprises Omaha, NE Paul Cunningham Safety Service Representative Great West Casualty Boise, ID The Advisory Board is comprised of knowledgeable, experienced industry professionals. They are directly involved in the QUALITY & CONTENT of our programs.

10  Training is continuously reviewed.  Training is constantly updated.  YOUR best interests are assured.  Employer demands are satisfied. Once you complete your training, you can be ASSURED you have all the necessary skills to be a SUCCESS on the ROAD!




14  Industry Driven Curriculum  Advisory Board Reviews  Instructors with proven experience  Hands-on training in Modern Equipment  Higher Standards due to accreditation  Personal interest in YOU!  Accredited AIT Diploma Combine all of this and what do you have: TRAINING & INDUSTRY ACCEPTANCE 2ND TO NONE!!!


16  Second Largest Employer in the U.S.  Shortage of Qualified Professional Drivers  Instructors with proven experience  Could Hire 450,000 New Drivers Every Year  More than 87% of Arizona communities are dependent upon trucks

17 Types of positions available:  Over-the-Road (OTR)  Regional  Local  Specialized  Hazardous Materials  Irregular Route or Dedicated Position and Freight Types of Freight:  Dry Vans  Flat Beds  Temperature Controlled (TCU)

18 Per DayPer WeekPer Year Driving 11 hours a day at 40 miles an hour. 440 Miles2,640 Miles137,280 Miles Earn an average of $.26 per mile. $114.40$686.40$35,692.80 Bonus / Other Pay: Mileage Bonus, Fuel Bonus, Safety Bonus, Loading & Unloading, Multiple Stops, Tarping, Etc. --$20.00$1,040.00 Total: $114.00$706.40 $36,732.80 1 ST YR.

19 Dental Insurance Rider Program Truck Ownership Health Insurance Paid Vacation Credit Union Benefits

20 Get a message to anyone, anywhere within minutes.

21  Dry Van, Flat Bed, & Refrigerated Trailers  48 State Carrier/ Regional/ Dedicated  Phoenix Terminal  Medical Benefits after 30 days  Pet policy  Pay: o 1st three months =.26 /mile o 2nd three months =.26 ½ / mile o 3rd three months =.27/mile o 4th three months =.28/mile o 5th three months =.29/mile  Externship pay is $325 week 1-3 $350 week 4-6  Annual safety & fuel bonuses offered  Medical, Dental, and 401K available  Tuition Reimbursement

22  Abundant Freight Divisions  48 State/Regional/Dedicated  Late Model Condo  Phoenix Terminal  Health and Vision Insurance paid for driver  Rider Policy  Paid Vacation and 401K Retirement  Pay : o Start $.26/mile o 6 months $.31/mile o 1 year $.33/mile  Externship pay for 6 weeks: o $450.00 per week first 4 Weeks o $ 500.00 per week next 2 weeks

23  Pay increase after 60 days  Paid each week  Externship pay is $12.00HR.  Stop Bonus/ Case Bonus  Local Carrier  Medical Coverage Paid for Employee & Family  Paid Vacation / Profit Sharing / 401K  Starting pay $12.00HR.

24  Over-the-Road Truck Driver  Driver Supervisor  Dispatcher  Terminal Manager  Safety Director  Local Truck Driver  Sales Representative  Industrial Relations Manager  Sales Manager  General Manager  Director of Traffic  Dock Supervisor  Public Relations Director  Director of Operations

25 Position Income Over-The-Road (Beginning)$37,000.00 Over-The-Road (with experience)$45,000.00+ Local driver (with Experience)$30,000.00 Wage Scales differ from region to region and also depend on the kind of freight carried. Generally, wages are higher in the northwest and the west, lower in the South. This information was provided by the Office of Public Affairs, American Trucking Association and from the carriers that hire our graduates.

26  The AIT Way, Four Phases Classroom Range Training Road Training Externship (OTR) AIT Training

27  D.O.T. Regulations  Pre-Trip Inspection  Trip-Planning  O.T.R. Management  Financial Management All of this combined-provides you with the knowledge needed To Be SUCCESSFUL AS A SAFE, PROFESSIONAL, MONEY-MAKING DRIVER

28  Maneuvering Skills  Off-Set Backing Skills  100 Foot Straight Line  Parallel Parking  Pre-trip Inspection

29  Interstate & Freeway Driving  City Streets & Rush Hour  Mountain Driving Skills  Back Road Driving  Frontage Roads & Merging  Driving Dry Vans & Flatbeds  Driving Loaded & Unloaded


31 Paid Training Peak Performanc e Safety Proper Working Habits Influenced By Example Real Working Situations Working & Getting Paid!  Peak Performance  Safety Regulations  Proper Working Habits  Influenced By Example  Real Working Situations  You’re Working & Getting Paid!

32  Must Be 21 Years of Age  GED, High School Diploma or ATB  Make an application for Training  Complete a Carrier Application(s)  D.O.T. Physical & Drug Screen  Motor Vehicle Report  YOUR COMMITMENT TO COMPLETE! How Do I Qualify?

33 All of our Carriers offer PAID training during your Externship Carriers offer Tuition Reimbursement Attending AIT makes you eligible for the Hope Credit of $1,500.00 Our Finance Department will help you with all the details

34 MONTHLY PAYMENT AFTER RESIDENT TRAINING Alt. Loan (may need a co-signer) *Federal Loans $132.00 $100.00 TOTAL$232.00 **Tuition Reimbursement-$100.00 NET PAYMENT$132.00 TOTAL DURING TRAINING: $265 *Financial aid programs available for those who qualify **Tuition reimbursement varies depending on your carrier

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