Basic trailering class April 6, CDL April 11-12

Dennis Holtz, CDL/Ag/PASS training department manager, 308-865-8562

A Basic Trailering class and a CDL Basic Knowledge class will be offered to the public on April 6, 11 and 12.

The Basic Trailering class, instructed by Dennis Holtz of the Nebraska Safety Center, will be April 6 in the Ockinga Conference Room at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The class will later relocate to a driving range for hands-on learning.

Participants will learn how to properly hook up and back a trailer and how to accurately load and balance the weight of a trailer. The fee for this course is $39 and the class size is limited.

The CDL Basic Knowledge course, also instructed by Holtz, is a two-day class on April 11 and 12. It will be held at the Nebraska Safety Center’s Driving Range at 1801 W. Railroad St. in Kearney.

Participants will be given information about the different classes of a CDL and the requirements for obtaining one. Hands-on learning will be available for making proper turns and backing techniques, and information for passing the CDL exams will be provided.

“In most cases, there are four written tests that need to be passed in order to get a CDL license,” Holtz said. “This class is designed to prepare you to pass those tests.” The fee for this course is $150.

Registration will remain open until the day the classes start. For more information or to register, contact Dennis Holtz at 308-865-8562 or