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NC Trucking Association

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Raleigh, NC 27607

 

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The Trucking Operations Management Program

Recent TOM Program graduates from Surry Community College are (L to R) Amanda Bell and Sable White. Cynthia Horn (middle) is a TOM Program student. They're  shown here with Shelia Martin, (Division Chair, Business Technologies) and Jerry Waddell, (Safety Director, Cargo Transporters, Inc.)

Sample Course Descriptions for Trucking Operations Management (TOM) Courses

 

 

TOM 120 Introduction to Trucking   3  0  3 Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None

 

This course provides an introduction to the history, regulations, safety and security of the trucking industry and various regulatory agencies.  Topics include the regulations of the Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), State Police, OSHA, EPA and local police as related to the trucking industry.  Upon completion, students should be able to define the audit process, CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) requirements, safety plans, accident investigation, hours of service, security, and the federal regulations for driving or operating a truck or a large commercial vehicle. 

 

 

TOM 130 Fleet Maintenance    3  0  3 Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None

 

This course provides an overview of the fleet maintenance management operations in the trucking industry.  Topics include trucking regulations, managing a maintenance shop, key performance indicators (KPI), maintenance management systems, and truck/trailer specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to define the requirements of fleet maintenance management skills in a trucking based company. 

 

 

TOM 250 Operations of Trucking I   3  0  3 Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None

 

This course provides an overview of operating a trucking business. Topics include the business, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, freight brokerage and entrepreneurship aspects of operating a trucking business. Upon completion, students should be able to define the skills and personnel needed to operate a successful trucking business. 

 

 

TOM 260 Operations of Trucking II   3  0  3 Prerequisite: TOM 250 Corequisite: None

 

This course covers the advanced aspects of operating a trucking business. Topics include the advanced aspects of business, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, freight brokerage and entrepreneurship aspects of operating a trucking business. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the skills needed to operate a trucking business.

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