Truck Driving Schools in Texas

We Show You Where the Best Truck Driving Schools in Texas are Located

We show you how to choose the best truck driving schools in Texas with our comprehensive list of state-mapped truck driving schools in Texas. On this page you will also find a list of truck driving schools in Texas that have been rated and reviewed by the students themselves using a 5 star rating system. Feel free to bookmark this page for future reference by pressing Ctrl-D on your keyboard. Usted puede cambiar el texto en esta página a español con el botón Google Translater ubicado ya sea en el izquierdo lado o el inferior de esta página web.

Texas Truck Driving Schools Information

Total Number of Schools:                               112
Average Number of Students:                          19
Average Acceptance Rate:                             84%
Average School Tuition Cost:                    $3,832
Average School Loan Amount:                  $4,865
Average Scholarship Award:                      $1,611

Texas Heavy Truck Driver Jobs Information

Number of Truckers Employed:                   157,260
Average Yearly Salary:                                  $40,570
Average Monthly Pay:                                      $3,381
Average Weekly Pay:                                          $780
Average Hourly Wage:                                     $19.50
National Average Salary:                               $38,700

Texas heavy truck driver jobs information was current as of May 2013 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here is the state-mapped list of truck driving schools in Texas. There is a more detailed list of truck driving schools in Texas located at the bottom of this page.

Map 1 of Truck Driving Schools in Texas

TitleCategoryAddressDescription
1. AAA CDL Services 14803 Camino Rancho Drive, Houston, TX 77083
2. Academy School of Careers 9001 Cashew Drive, Suite 100, El Paso, TX 79907
3. Action Career Training 598 Westwood Drive, Suite 204, Abilene, TX 79603-6829
4. Action Career Training 1403 W. Ferguson Avenue, Pharr, TX 78577-2137
5. Alamo Truck Driving School 4300 SE Loop 410, San Anonio, TX 78222
6. Alvin Community College 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
7. Alvin Community College Pearland Campus, 4717 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77581
8. Amarillo College Truck Driving Academy Amarillo College East Campus, Logistics Training Center, 2000 E. Avenue, Room 500, Amarillo, TX 79111
9. Associated Training Services 24143 Interstate 20, Wills Point, TX 75169
10. ATDS Truck Driving School 124 Truckers Lane, Elm Mott, TX 76640
11. ATDS Truck Driving School 107 E. Palestine Street, Mexia, TX 76667
12. Aurora Health & Educational Institute 10935 Ben Crenshaw, Suite 105, El Paso, TX 79935
13. Austin CDL Services 9741 E. U.S. Hwy 290, Austin, TX 78724
14. Austin Community College Gary Job Corp, 2800 Hwy. 21, San Marcos, TX 78666
15. Axis Business Academy 10935 Ben Crenshaw Drive, El Paso, TX 79935
16. Bear Cat Truck Driving School 2799 Mineral Wells Hwy, Weatherford, TX 76088
17. Blinn College Workforce Education Training Center, 5503 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy, College Station, TX 77845
18. Brookhaven Community College Workforce Development, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244-4997
19. C1 Truck Driver Training 4200 South Fwy, Suite 630, Ft Worth, TX 76115
20. Career Trucking School Tyler Junior College, 6986 County Road 384, Tyler, TX 75708
21. Career Trucking School Collin College, 2200 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75071
22. Career Trucking School Paris Junior College, 2400 Clarksville Street, Paris, TX 75460
23. Career Trucking School Richland College, 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75243
24. CDL Express, Inc. 9800 Eastex Fwy, Houston, TX 77093
25. CDL Fast Track-Online Course 4136 Business Park Drive, Amarillo, TX 79110
26. CDL Help 333 Hurst Drive, Bedford, TX 76022
27. CDL Help 3901 W. Arkansas Lane, Arlington, TX 76016
28. CDL Help 227 N.E. Loop 820, Hurst, TX 76053
29. CDL Test Truck 801 Sandy Creek Drive, Allen, TX 75002
30. Center for Employment Training 294 Candelaria Street, El Paso, TX 79907
31. Central Texas College CTC Central Campus, 6200 W. Central Texas Expy, Killeen, TX 76549-4199
32. Class A CDL 11354 Eastex Fwy, Houston, TX 77093
33. Coastal Bend College 704 Coyote Trail, Alice, TX 78332
34. Collin County Community College Central Park Campus, 2200 W. University Drive, McKinney, TX 75071
35. Continental Truck Driver Training & Education 6704 South R.L. Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX 75232
36. Continental Truck Driver Training & Education 2656 South Loop West Fwy, Suite 109, Houston, TX 77054
37. Del Mar College Transportation Training Services 101 Baldwin Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3897
38. Delta Career Institute 1310 Pennsylvania Street, Beaumont, TX 77701
39. Diesel Driving Academy *CLOSED* 1096 I-45 Frontage Road, Hutchins, TX 75141-4197
40. E Z Commercial Drivers License 12490 Hwy 59 S, Shepherd, TX 77371
41. Eastfield College 3737 Motley Drive, Mesquite, TX 75150-2099
42. El Paso Community College Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925
43. Frank Phillips College 1301 W. Roosevelt, P.O. Box 5118, Borger, TX 79008-5118
44. Get It Done CDL 5523 Brunswick, Houston, TX 77039
45. Grayson County College Truck Driving School 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, TX 75020
46. Houston Community College 555 Community College Drive, Bldg. B, Houston, TX 77013
47. Howard College 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720
48. Howard College Angelo State University, 3501 U.S. Hwy 67, San Angelo, TX 76905
49. International Business College 1155 N. Zaragosa, Suite 100, El Paso, TX 79907-1806
50. International Truck Driving Schools 3950 Doniphan Drive, Suite 0, El Paso, TX 79922
51. International Truck Driving School 1155 N. Zaragosa, Suite C102, El Paso, TX 79922
52. International Truck Driving Schools 5912 Samuel Blvd, Dallas, TX 75227
53. International Truck Driving School 8290 S. Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75241
54. International Truck Driving School 2715 Robertson Avenue, Odessa, TX 79764
55. International Truck Driving Schools 3610 Ave Q, Suite 111, Lubbock, TX 79412
56. International Truck Driving School 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Room 103.3, Austin, TX 78752
57. International Truck Driving Schools 3700 W. Military Hwy, McAllen, TX 78503
58. International Truck Driving School 2400 East End Blvd. S, Marshall, TX 75672
59. International Truck Driving Schools 1809 Driller's Drive, Bryan, TX 77808
60. International Truck Driving Schools 3700 W. Military Hwy, Weslaco, TX 78503
61. International Truck Driving Schools 3700 W. Military Hwy, Rio Grande City, TX 78582
62. International Truck Driving Schools 300 Early Blvd, Suite E, Brownwood,TX 76802
63. Kilgore College Commercial Driving Academy 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662-3204
64. Lamar Institute of Technology 855 E. Lavaca, Beaumont,TX 77705
65. Laredo Community College Fort McIntosh Campus, West End Washington Street, Laredo, TX 78040
66. Lee College 200 Lee Drive, Baytown, TX 77520
67. LHCT Training Center 4408 State Hwy 359, Laredo, TX 78043
68. Lone Star College Transportation Institute, 24037 W. Hardy Road, Spring, TX 77373
69. Lone Star College-North Harris Transportation Institute, 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, TX 77073
70. Lufkin Truck Driving Academy 2006 N. Timberland Drive, Lufkin, TX 75904
71. McLennan Community College 1400 College Drive, Waco, TX 76708
72. Mesilla Valley Training Institute 7440 Doniphan Drive, Canutillo, TX 79901
73. Midland College Transportation Training Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert Avenue, Midland, TX 79701
74. Millis Training Institute 3501 South Interstate 35W, Burleson, TX 76028
75. MT Training Center 1801 S. Great Southwest Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
76. MT Training Center 815 Trailwood Drive, Suite 200, Hurst, TX 76053
77. My Texas CDL Rendel LLC, 564 Cody Road, Ennis, TX 75119-8827
78. Northeast Texas Community College 2886 Farm to Market 1735, Chapel Hill Road, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455
79. North Texas Truck Driving School 2929 Metro, Denton, TX 76207
80. North Texas Institute Goodwill, 4005 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
81. Odessa College 201 W. University, Odessa, TX 79764
82. Online Driving Institute 7101 Fulham Drive, Amarillo, TX ‎79109
83. Panola College 1109 W. Panola, Carthage, TX 75633
84. Paris Junior College Workforce Education, 2400 Clarksville Street, Paris, TX 75460
85. Paris Junior College Greenville Center, 6500 Monty Stratton Pkwy, Greenville, TX 75402
86. Premier Truck Driving School C.R. England, 1230 S. Hwy 67, Cedar Hills, TX 75104
87. Ranger College 1100 College Circle, Ranger, TX 76470
88. Richland College Workforce Training, 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75243
89. Roadmaster Drivers School 7196 S.W.W. White Road, San Antonio, TX 78222
90. Sage Truck Driving School St. Philip's College, 7586 Hwy 87 E, China Grove, TX 78263
91. San Jacinto College Central Campus, SJC Commercial Truck Driving Department, 8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77049
92. Schneider National Trucking Schools 34511 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75241
93. South Plains College Division of Workforce Development, 3201 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79411
94. Southwest Texas Junior College South Texas Regional Training Center, 402 Carter Street, Hondo, TX 78861
95. St. Philip's College MLK Campus, Continuing Education Building, 1801 M.L. King Drive, San Antonio, TX 78203
96. Star Career Training 300 Rolling Ridge Drive, Del Rio, TX 78840
97. Stevens Transport, Inc. 24037 W. Hardy Road, Houston, TX 77013
98. Stevens Transport, Inc. 9757 Military Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75227
99. Swift Driving Academy 2450 S. Business Hwy 45, Corsicana, TX 75110
100. Tarrant County College Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76179

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Let Truck Driving Schools Info Connect You With a Reputable CDL Training School In Your Area!

Are you ready to take the next step and begin your career as a well-paid professional truck driver? Our large network of nationally recognized truck driving schools will make it easy for you to find the right school and get started training immediately. The schools in our network hold one or more of the following quality standards:

  • State Licensure
  • PTDI Certification
  • Nationally Recognized Accreditation

Simply fill out the 1-minute application below, and a local specialist will contact you with more details about their quality CDL training program. 

Truck Driving Schools in Texas 1

1. AAA CDL School**
14803 Camino Rancho Drive
Houston, TX 77083

2. Academy School of Careers
9001 Cashew Drive
Suite 100
El Paso, TX 79907

3. Action Career Training 
598 Westwood Drive
Suite 204
Abilene, TX 79603-6829

4. Action Career Training 
1403 W. Ferguson Avenue
Pharr, TX 78577-2137
Google Plus 5 Stars

5. Alamo Truck Driving School
4300 SE Loop 410
San Anonio, TX 78222

6. Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Road
Alvin, TX 77511
Google Plus 4 Stars

7. Alvin Community College
Pearland Campus
4717 Bailey Road
Pearland, TX 77581

8. Amarillo College Truck Driving Academy
East Campus
Logistics Training Center
2000 E. Avenue
Room 500
Amarillo, Texas 79111
Google Plus 4.5 Stars

9. Associated Training Services
24143 Interstate 20
Wills Point, TX 75169

10. ATDS Truck Driving School
124 Truckers Lane
Elm Mott, TX 76640

11. ATDS Truck Driving School
107 E. Palestine Street
Mexia, TX 76667

12. Aurora Health and Educational Institute**
10935 Ben Crenshaw
Suite 105
El Paso, TX 79935

13. Austin CDL Services**
9741 E. U.S. Hwy 290 
Austin, TX 78724
Google Plus 5 Stars

14. Austin Community College
Gary Job Corp.
2800 Hwy. 21
San Marcos, TX 78666

15. Axis Business Academy
10935 Ben Crenshaw Drive 
El Paso, TX 79935

16. Bear Cat Truck Driving School
2799 Mineral Wells Hwy
Weatherford, TX 76088

17. Blinn College
Workforce Education Training Center,
5503 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy
College Station, TX 77845
Google Plus 4 Stars

18. Brookhaven Community College
Workforce Development
3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Google Plus 3.5 Stars

19. C1 Truck Driver Training
4200 South Fwy
Suite 630
Fort Worth, TX 76115

20. Career Trucking School
Tyler Junior College
6986 County Road 384
Tyler, TX 75708
Google Plus 5 Stars

21. Career Trucking School
Collin College
2200 W. University Drive
McKinney, TX 75071

22. Career Trucking School
Paris Junior College
2400 Clarksville Street
Paris, TX 75460

23. Career Trucking School
Richland College
12800 Abrams Road
Dallas, TX 75243

24. CDL Express, Inc.
9800 Eastex Fwy 
Houston, TX 77093
*Se Habla Espanol

25. CDL Fast Track-Online Course
4136 Business Park Drive
Amarillo, TX 79110

26. CDL Help
333 Hurst Drive
Bedford, TX 76022
*Se Habla Espanol

27. CDL Help
3901 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington, TX 76016
Google Plus 5 Stars
*Se Habla Espanol

28. CDL Help
227 N.E. Loop 820
Hurst, TX 76053
*Se Habla Espanol

29. CDL Test Truck
801 Sandy Creek Drive
Allen, TX 75002
Google Plus 4 Stars

30. Center for Employment Training
294 Candelaria Street
El Paso, TX 79907
*Se Habla Espanol

31. Central Texas College
CTC Central Campus
6200 W. Central Texas Expy
Killeen, TX 76549-4199
Google Plus 2.5 Stars

32. Class A CDL
11354 Eastex Frwy
Houston, TX 77093
Google Plus 2 Stars
*Se Habla Espanol

33. Coastal Bend College
704 Coyote Trail
Alice, TX 78332

34. Collin County Community College
Central Park Campus
2200 W. University Drive
McKinney, TX 75071

35. Continental Truck Driver Training & Education
6704 South R.L. Thornton Fwy
Dallas, TX 75232
Google Plus 5 Stars

36. Continental Truck Driver Training & Education
2656 South Loop West Fwy 
Suite 109
Houston, TX 77054

37. Del Mar College Transportation Training Services
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3897
Google Plus 4.5 Stars

38. Delta Career Institute
1310 Pennsylvania Street
Beaumont, TX 77701

39. Diesel Driving Academy
CLOSED

40. E Z Commercial Drivers License
12490 Hwy 59 S.
Shepherd, TX 77371

41. Eastfield College
3737 Motley Drive
Mesquite, TX 75150-2099
Google Plus 2.5 Stars

42. El Paso Community College
Administrative Services Center
9050 Viscount Blvd
El Paso, TX 79925
Google Plus 3.5 Stars

43. Frank Phillips College
1301 W. Roosevelt
P.O. Box 5118
Borger, TX 79008-5118
Google Plus 4.5 Stars

44. Get It Done CDL
5523 Brunswick
Houston, TX 77039
Google Plus 1 Stars
*Se Habla Espanol

45. Grayson County College
Truck Driving School
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, TX 75020

46. Houston Community College
555 Community College Drive
Bldg. B
Houston, TX 77013

47. Howard College
1001 Birdwell Lane
Big Spring, TX 79720
Google Plus 5 Stars

48. Howard College
Angelo State University
3501 U.S. Hwy 67
San Angelo, TX 76905
Google Plus 4.5 Stars

49. International Business College**
1155 N. Zaragosa 
Suite 100
El Paso, TX 79907-1806

50. International Truck Driving School
3950 Doniphan Drive
Suite 0
El Paso, TX 79922
Google Plus 2 Stars

51. International Truck Driving School
1155 N. Zaragosa
Suite C102
El Paso, TX 79922

52. International Truck Driving School
5912 Samuel Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75227

53. International Truck Driving School
8290 S. Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75241

54. International Truck Driving School
2715 Robertson Avenue
Odessa, TX 79764
Google Plus 4 Stars

55. International Truck Driving School
3610 Ave Q
Suite 111
Lubbock, TX 79412

56. International Truck Driving School
5930 Middle Fiskville Road
Room 103.3
Austin, TX 78752

57. International Truck Driving School
3700 W. Military Hwy.
McAllen, TX 78503

58. International Truck Driving School
2400 East End Blvd. S.
Marshall, TX 75672

59. International Truck Driving School
1809 Driller’s Drive
Bryan, TX 77808

60. International Truck Driving School
3700 W. Military Hwy
Weslaco, TX 78503

61. International Truck Driving School
3700 W. Military Hwy
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

62. International Truck Driving School
300 Early Blvd.
Suite E
Brownwood,TX 76802

63. Kilgore College Commercial Driving Academy
1100 Broadway
Kilgore, TX 75662-3204
Google Plus 4 Stars

64. Lamar Institute of Technology
855 E. Lavaca 
Beaumont,TX 77705 
Google Plus 5 Stars

65. Laredo Community College
Fort McIntosh Campus
West End Washington Street
Laredo, TX 78040 
Google Plus 4 Stars

66. Lee College
200 Lee Drive
Baytown, TX 77520
Google Plus 4.5 Stars

67. LHCT Training Center
4408 State Hwy 359
Laredo, TX 78043

68. Lone Star College 
Transportation Institute,
24037 W. Hardy Road
Spring, TX 77373

69. Lone Star College
North Harris Campus
Transportation Institute
2700 West W Thorne Drive
Houston, TX 77073
Google Plus 3.5 Stars

70. Lufkin Truck Driving Academy
2006 N. Timberland Drive
Lufkin, TX 75904

71. McLennan Community College
1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708
Google Plus 3 Stars

72. Mesilla Valley Training Institute
7440 Doniphan Drive 
Canutillo, TX 79901

73. Midland College 
Advanced Technology Center
3200 W. Cuthbert Avenue 
Midland, TX 79701
Google Plus 3 Stars

74. Millis Training Institute
3501 South Interstate 35W
Burleson, TX 76028

75. MT Training Center
1801 S. Great Southwest Pkwy
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

76. MT Training Center
815 Trailwood Drive
Suite 200
Hurst, TX 76053

77. My Texas CDL
Rendel LLC
564 Cody Road
Ennis, TX 75119-8827

78. Northeast Texas Community College
2886 Farm to Market 1735 
Chapel Hill Road
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455
Google Plus 4 Stars

79. North Texas Truck Driving School
2929 Metro
Denton, TX 76207

80. North Texas Institute
Goodwill
4005 Campus Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119

81. Odessa College
201 W. University
Odessa, TX 79764

82. Online Driving Institute
7101 Fulham Drive
Amarillo, TX ‎79109

83. Panola College
1109 W. Panola Street
Carthage, TX 75633
Google Plus 5 Stars

84. Paris Junior College
Workforce Education
2400 Clarksville Street
Paris, TX 75460

85. Paris Junior College
Greenville Center
6500 Monty Stratton Pkwy
Greenville, TX 75402

86. Premier Truck Driving Schools
C.R. England
1230 S. Hwy 67
Cedar Hills, TX 75104
*Se Habla Espanol

87. Ranger College
1100 College Circle
Ranger, TX 76470

88. Richland College
Workforce Training
12800 Abrams Road
Dallas, TX 75243

89. Roadmaster Drivers School
7196 South WW White Road
San Antonio, TX 78222
Google Plus 3.5 Stars

90. Sage Truck Driving School
St. Philips College
7586 Hwy 87 E
China Grove, TX 78263
Google Plus 5 Stars

91. San Jacinto College 
Central Campus
SJC Commercial Truck Driving Department
8060 Spencer Hwy
Pasadena, TX 77049
Google Plus 4 Stars

92. Schneider National Trucking Schools
34511 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy
Dallas, TX 75241

93. South Plains College
Division of Workforce Development
3201 Avenue Q
Lubbock, TX 79411 
Google Plus 5 Stars

94. Southwest Texas Junior College
South Texas Regional Training Center
402 Carter Street
Hondo, TX 78861

95. St. Philip’s College
MLK Campus
Continuing Education Building
1801 M.L. King Drive
San Antonio, TX 78203
Google Plus 3.5 Stars

96. Star Career Training
300 Rolling Ridge Drive
Del Rio, TX 78840

97. Stevens Transport, Inc.
24037 W. Hardy Road
Houston, TX 77013

98. Stevens Transport, Inc.
9757 Military Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75227
Google Plus 3.5 Stars

99. Swift Driving Academy
2450 S. Business Hwy 45
Corsicana, TX 75110

100. Tarrant County College
Northwest Campus
4801 Marine Creek Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX 76179


 

† Truck driving school offers truck driver training programs that are certified to meet the standards of the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI).
** Truck driving school is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).


 

Map 2 of Truck Driving Schools in Texas

TitleCategoryAddressDescription
1. Texarkana College-Online CDL 2500 N. Robison Road, Texarkana, TX 75599
2. Texas Driving School 4018A Kemp Blvd, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
3. Texas State Technical College Marshall Campus, 2650 East End Blvd. South, Marshall, TX 75671
4. Top Gun Truck Driving School 1008 E. Alan Avenue, Carrollton, TX 75006
5. Tri-State Semi Driver Training 1400 N. Interstate 45, Palmer, TX 75152
6. Tri-State Semi Driver Training 1452 Northwest Hwy, Mesquite, TX 75150
7. Truck Driver Institute 8701 Peterbilt Avenue, Dallas, TX 75241
8. Tyler Junior College School of Continuing Studies, 1530 SSW Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701–2599
9. Vernin Learning Center Corporation 1441 N. Zaragoza Road, El Paso, TX 79936
10. Victoria College Workforce & Continuing Education Department, 2200 E. Red River Street, Victoria, TX 77901
11. Vision Truck Driving School 501 Wynnwood Village, Suite 204, Dallas, TX 75224
12. Weatherford College 225 College Park Drive, Weatherford, TX 76086

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Let Truck Driving Schools Info Connect You With a Reputable CDL Training School In Your Area!

Are you ready to take the next step and begin your career as a well-paid professional truck driver? Our large network of nationally recognized truck driving schools will make it easy for you to find the right school and get started training immediately. The schools in our network hold one or more of the following quality standards:

  • State Licensure
  • PTDI Certification
  • Nationally Recognized Accreditation

Simply fill out the 1-minute application below, and a local specialist will contact you with more details about their quality CDL training program. 

Truck Driving Schools in Texas 2

1. Texarkana College (Online CDL)
2500 N. Robison Road
Texarkana, TX 75599
Google Plus 4 Stars

2. Texas Driving School
4018A Kemp Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

3. Texas State Technical College 
Marshall Campus
2650 N. East End Blvd South
Marshall, TX 75671
Google Plus 4.5 Stars

4. Top Gun Truck Driving School
1008 E. Alan Avenue
Carrollton, TX 75006

5. Tri-State Semi Driver Training
1400 N. Interstate 45
Palmer, TX 75152

6. Tri-State Semi Driver Training
1452 Northwest Hwy
Mesquite, TX 75150

7. Truck Driver Institute
8701 Peterbilt Avenue
Dallas, TX 75241

8. Tyler Junior College**
School of Continuing Studies
1530 SSW Loop 323 
Tyler, TX 75701–2599
Google Plus 3.5 Stars

9. Vernin Learning Center Corporation
1441 N. Zaragoza Road
El Paso, TX 79936

10. Victoria College
Workforce & Continuing Education Department
2200 E. Red River Street
Victoria, TX 77901
Google Plus 4 Stars

11. Vision Truck Driving School
501 Wynnwood Village
Suite 204
Dallas, TX 75224

12. Weatherford College
225 College Park Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086
Google Plus 3.5 Stars 

 Truck driving school offers truck driver training programs that are certified to meet the standards of the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI).
** Truck driving school is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).


 

Student Reviews of Truck Driving Schools in Texas

If you are a current student, former student, or a graduate of any of the truck driving schools in Texas listed on this page, please leave a short review and rate your school underneath the review form. You will be helping prospective students choose a quality truck driving school by providing some insider information. 

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Student, please follow the instructions below to rate and review your school:

  1. Fill in the review form below, including your name and email address.
  2. Type in the name of the truck driving school you attend or attended as the title of your review.
  3. Please write an honest review of the school.
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How to Choose the Best Truck Driving Schools in Texas

      Most truck driving schools in Texas train their students by following the same basic curriculum. In the classroom, students are taught what they need to know to pass the written knowledge test when they go to obtain their Texas commercial drivers license. This includes coursework in:   Truck Driving Schools in Texas

  1.       The driving laws and safety regulations as they pertain to truck driving in the state of Texas.
  2.       The different mechanical and safety parts of a semi.
  3.       The various driving techniques needed to competently operate a tractor trailer.

      In the training yard, students observe and practice operating a tractor trailer using the techniques they were taught in the classroom, so that they will be prepared to pass the pre-trip inspection and the driving test when they go to obtain their Texas commercial drivers license.

      That’s basically it. There may be minor differences in how the coursework is handled from school to school but, the end objective is always the same; train students to become safe, knowledgeable, and highly qualified commercial truck drivers who are ready to obtain their Texas CDL and begin their truck driving career.

      With that being said, there are a few things you will need to take into careful consideration when choosing a truck driving school in Texas. The decision you make could lead you on the path to a great learning experience or a dead end disaster. Although they teach the same thing, not all truck driving schools are the same.

Cost

      Of all the factors you need to consider when choosing between truck driving schools in Texas, the tuition cost will invariably be near the top of the list. Let’s face it, the final decision you make will determine the quality of training you receive and the amount of money you pay to receive that training. Although price is not necessarily the most important factor when choosing a truck driving school, it is still very important. In the real world, you get what you pay for. The same holds true when it comes to education and vocational training. Now, don’t get me wrong. There may be a few truck driving schools in Texas that charge an outrageous amount of money for mediocre training. Remember, a truck driving school is a business, and like any other business, it is in business to make a profit so that it can stay open. Like any other business, there are good ones and there are bad ones. On average, CDL training should cost somewhere between $2,500 and $4,500. There is usually a $500 difference in pricing between competing truck driving schools in the same general location. If the difference in price between schools in the same location is more or less than $500, you may want to do some research and find out why one school charges much more than the others. Here are some questions you may want to find the answers to when doing your research:  

Truck Driving Schools in Texas

Which one would you rather train on?

  1. Is their equipment more modern than the other truck driving schools in Texas?
  2. Do they only train students in simulators or in tractor trailers?
  3. How much “behind the wheel” time do they give their students?
  4. Do they have more instructors on their payroll?
  5. Do they have larger class sizes and, therefore, more wear and tear on their trucks, and higher fuel expenses?                     
  6. Do they have more trucks for the students to train on than the other truck driving schools in Texas?
  7. Do they go above and beyond the state minimum “required hours of training”?
  8. Are they accredited by the Professional Truck Driver Institute?
  9. Are they accredited by the Better Business Bureau?
  10. Do they award student scholarships or participate in state and federal grant programs?
  11. Do they have a more successful job placement program than the other truck driving schools in Texas?

      If the answer to these questions invariably comes up as “no”, then that school is most likely charging students more money for no other reason than to make a higher profit.

        Almost all truck driving schools in Texas offer financial aid. Student financial aid can help lower the cost of attending school. Many truck driving schools in Texas actively participate in state and federal grant programs and even give out scholarships for academic excellence. Student loans are also available for those who qualify. Fill out the Federal Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) and check with the financial aid office of the school to see if there are any available student grants, scholarships, or loans you may qualify for if you decide to attend.

Program Length

      When choosing between truck driving schools in Texas, be wary of any school that promises to get you trained and on the road in two weeks or less. Not only is this unrealistic, it is also unsafe. Commercial driver training should take anywhere from three weeks to three months to complete. There are two main factors that will determine the length of a school’s CDL training program. They are:

  1.       Full-time vs. Part-time training.
  2.       State mandated regulations. 

      Full-time training programs will usually be much shorter since the students will be going to class and training five days a week. Part-time classes will usually be longer since the students will only be training on nights and weekends. Another factor that will determine the length of a school’s CDL training program is the minimum amount of hours a student is required to train both in the classroom and in the yard. Some states require students to acquire a minimum of 160 hours of CDL training while other states do not. If a truck driving school promises to train you and get you ready to take your CDL tests in a week… RUN!… in the other direction! These type of schools are called “CDL mills” and they are only out to take your money and get you out the door as fast as possible so they can exploit a new batch of unsuspecting students. Trust me, learning how to safely and competently operate a tractor trailer takes longer than seven days. Passing the CDL tests and obtaining your commercial drivers license doesn’t make you a well-trained truck driver anymore than getting a hunting license makes you a great hunter.

Location

      Location, location, location. In a perfect world, the best truck driving school would be the school that is closest to where you live. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and so, you may have to travel some distance to get the best CDL training. Think of it as job preparation. If you can’t even handle the daily commute to truck driving school then, maybe you’re pursuing the wrong profession. If the best truck driving school is hours away or in another state, then obviously you’ll have to take living expenses into account. Some truck driving schools in Texas may provide room and board for an added expense and may put you up in a hotel until your training is complete. One more thing to consider. If you do decide to attend a truck driving school outside the state of Texas, be sure to read up on the rules and regulations for transferring your out of state CDL to the state of Texas. You may have to simply fill out a few forms or you may have to retake the written test, the driving test, or both. Also, make sure that the amount of hours you will receive during your out-of-state CDL training will meet the minimum required hours for obtaining your CDL in the state of Texas. Truck Driving Schools in Texas

Behind the Wheel Time

      Probably one of the single most important factors to consider when choosing between truck driving schools in Texas is how much “behind the wheel” drive time they give their students. Not simulator time or passenger seat observation time but, shifting, steering, braking, backing up, and parking time. Remember, most truck driving school students have never even been inside a semi. Driving a tractor trailer competently and confidently takes practice, practice, and more practice. The amount of drive time a school gives their students directly impacts the price of tuition because of the expenses involved. It will also impact how well you can drive a tractor trailer when you graduate.

Ratio of Instructors to Students

      First of all, when you attend a truck driving school, you are paying for an education. You can’t get an education unless you are given instruction, and you can’t get instruction without an instructor. Paying hundreds or thousands of dollars to a school to be “self-taught” would be just plain dumb. But, in essence, that’s what you are doing if the truck driving school you attend has too many students and too few instructors. Almost all truck driving schools in Texas are set up the same way. There is a building where students are given classroom instruction and there is a training yard where students are given driving instruction. In order to keep costs down and profits up, some schools will have four or five students sitting in the cab with the instructor instead of one-on-one instruction. They may also have multiple students training behind the wheel of two or three semis at the same time while the instructors walk from truck to truck, educating the students on the right way and wrong way to maneuver the vehicle. While being behind the wheel and getting some drive time is a good thing, not having one-on-one instruction the entire time can be very detrimental to your ability to learn how to maneuver a tractor trailer correctly. In order to learn a skill, you must practice it over and over again until it becomes “second nature”. The problem is, if you are practicing something the wrong way, you will eventually be ingrained with bad habits, and it is a well known fact that it is harder to get rid of bad habits than it is to pick them up in the first place. 

The Instructors

      The instructors are the cornerstone of any truck driving school. Without instructors, all you have is a building with a bunch of books, and a parking lot full of tractor trailers. It is the instructors that will ultimately make you or break you. A good truck driving school will have good instructors, and good instructors will be knowledgeable, experienced, nurturing, and enthusiastic about what they’re teaching.  Truck Driving Schools in Texas

      If you are paying thousands of dollars for an education, you want to learn from the best, and the best instructors become the best at what they are teaching through years of experience. Would you want to be taught by someone who just graduated from truck driving school a year ago? Of course not. You want to be trained by someone who knows what it’s like to have to maneuver a 53 foot rig through a crowded city, or what it’s like to carry a five ton load over hilly terrain, or what it takes to beat the clock and deliver a time sensitive load on time. You want instructors who will not only lecture but will also listen. Instructors who will listen to your questions and to your concerns. Instructors who will take the time to help you catch up with the rest of the class if you happen to learn at a slower pace. Instructors who are there because they want to be, not because they have to be. They should be up-to-date with all the industry trends and regulations.

      Before you shell out thousands of dollars to a truck driving school, set up an appointment to tour the school and meet the instructors. Before you arrive at the school, write down any questions you would like to ask the instructors about the program and about their experience in the field of truck driving. Talk to some of the students and ask them if they’re pleased with the instructors, the program, and the equipment. You may want to schedule a tour towards the end of the school’s semester so the students can give you a good review of their training experience.   

Accreditation

      Some truck driving schools in Texas have been accredited by the Professional Truck Driver Institute or PTDI. The Professional Truck Driver Institute
is a non-profit organization that advocates truck-driver training standards, driver professionalism, and safety. They introduced a uniform skill performance, curriculum, and certification standard in 1989 in order to raise the bar on the truck driver training process. Although it isn’t necessary to be accredited by the PTDI in order to be a reputable truck driving school, only reputable truck driving schools are accredited by the PTDI, as it is an expensive and stringent process to become PTDI accredited. 

        Since truck driving schools in Texas are businesses and therefore, should be held accountable for their business practices and ethics, you may want to check to see what kind of rating or reviews a school has received by the Better Business Bureau. Do they have an “A” rating or an “F” rating? Do they have any unresolved complaints that have been brought forth by the students of the school? Is the school accredited by the Better Business Bureau? Truck driving schools in Texas that are BBB accredited must commit to a high standard of honesty and fairness in order to receive an “A” rating. BBB accreditation isn’t necessary to make a truck driving school a great school but, it does show that the school takes its business practices very seriously and holds itself accountable to a higher standard.

Job Placement  Truck Driving Schools in Texas

      Let’s face it, the main reason for going to truck driving school is to get a good paying job when you graduate. How successful a school is in getting their graduates good paying jobs with reputable trucking companies is one of the main factors to consider when choosing a truck driving school. If a school’s job placement program has a low success rate, then you may want to consider going to a trucking school with a higher job placement rate. There are many reputable trucking companies in Texas that will hire graduates with little to no truck driving experience if they graduated from a reputable truck driving school. 

      You want your truck driving school experience to be educational, beneficial, and fun. Choose the right school and it will be. Choose the wrong one, and your truck driving career could stall before it even starts. 

      What are you hoping to experience at truck driving school in Texas? Have you graduated from a Texas truck driving school? What was your experience like? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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