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Truck Driving Schools In Texas

Here is a list of truck driving schools in Texas. There are a lot of options for getting your CDL training, so we highly suggest you read through our Guide To Becoming A Truck Driver which will cover various options, including company-sponsored training. It will also help you understand the pre-hire process which is a system that helps reduce the risk of paying for truck driving school only to find out you won't qualify for a truck driving job afterward.

1. AAA CDL Services
14803 Camino Rancho Drive
Houston, TX 77083
2. Action Career Training (A.C.T)
598 Westwood Dr # 204
Abilene, TX 79603
3. Alamo Truck Driving School
4300 SE Loop 410
San Anonio, TX 78222
4. Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Rd.
Alvin, TX 77511
5. Amarillo College Truck Driving Academy
1310 F Avenue
Amarillo, TX 79111
6. Amarillo College Truck Driving Academy
2011 South Washington
Amarillo, TX 79109
7. ATDS Truck Driving School
124 Truckers Lane
Elm Mott, TX 76640
8. ATDS Truck Driving School
107 East Palestine Street
Mexia, TX 76667
9. Austin Community College
1331 North State Highway 123
San Marcos, TX 78666
10. Bear Cat Truck Driving School
2799 Mineral Wells Highway
Weatherford, TX 76088
11. Brook Haven College
3939 Valley View Lane
Dallas, TX 75244
12. C1 Truck Driver Training
4200 South Freeway #630
Ft Worth, TX 76115
13. CDL Help
333 Hurst Drive
Bedford, TX 76022
14. CDL Test Truck
400 Powerhouse
McKinney, TX 469-835-4126
15. Central Texas College (ACT)
6200 W. Central Texas Expressway
Killeen, TX 76549
16. Collin County Community College
4800 Preston Park Boulevard
Planno, TX 75093
17. Continental Truck Driver Training & Education
6704 South R L Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75232
18. Del Mar College Transportation Training Services
101 Baldwin Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
19. E Z Commercial Drivers License
12490 Highway 59 S
Sheperd, TX 77371
20. Eastfield College
3737 Montley Drive
Mesquite, TX 75150
21. El Paso Community College
919 Hunter Dr
El Paso, TX 79998
22. Get It Done CDL
5523 Brunswick
Houston, TX 77039
23. Grayson County College Truck Driving School
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, TX 75020
24. Houston Community College
555 Community College Drive, Building B
Houston, TX 77013
25. Houston Community College
3100 Main
Houston, TX 77002
26. International Schools Driving Academy
2500 N. Robison Rd
Texarkana, TX 75599
(903) 823-3434
27. International Truck Driving School
1155 N. Zaragosa, STE. C102
El Paso, TX 79922
28. International Truck Driving School
6373 S. Loop 12
Dallas, TX 75217
29. International Truck Driving School
2715 Robertson Ave.
Odessa, TX 79764
30. International Truck Driving School
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, TX 78752
31. International Truck Driving School
2400 East End Blvd. S.
Marshall, TX 75672
32. International Truck Driving Schools
3950 Doniphan Dr # C
El Paso, TX 79922
33. International Truck Driving Schools
5912 Samuel Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75227
34. International Truck Driving Schools
3610 Ave Q / Ste. 11
Lubbock, TX 79412
35. International Truck Driving Schools
3700 W. Military Hwy
McAllen, TX 78503
36. International Truck Driving Schools
301 Post Office St.
Bryan, TX 77801
37. International Truck Driving Schools
300 Early Blvd. Suite E
Early, TX 76802
38. Kilgore College
1100 Broadway
Kilgore, TX 75662
39. Lee College
200 Lee Drive
Baytown, TX 77520
40. LHCT Training Center
4408 Texas 359
Laredo, TX 78043
41. Lone Star College System
2700 W. W. Thorne Drive
Houston, TX 77073
42. LSC Transportation Institute
24037 West Hardy Road
Spring, TX 77373
43. Lufkin Truck Driving Academy
109 West Lufkin Avenue
Lufkin, TX 75904
44. McLennan Community College - ATDS Truck Driving School
1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708
45. MT Training Center
1801 S Great Southwest Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
46. MT Training Center
815 Trailwood Drive #200
Hurst, TX 76053
47. Premier Truck Driving Schools
1230 South HWY 67
Dallas, TX 75104
48. Reyna Truck Driver Training
1309 Callaghan Road
San Antonio, TX 78228
49. Roadmaster Drivers School
7196 S.W.W. White Road
San Antonio, TX 78222
50. Sage Truck Driving School at St. Phillips College
7586 U.S. 87 E
China Grove, TX 78263
51. San Jacinto College
8060 Spencer Hwy
Pasadena, TX 77505
52. St. Philip's College
1801 M.L. King Drive
San Antonio, TX 78203
53. Star Career Training
1488 Cienegas Rd
Del Rio, TX 78840
54. Stevens Transport, INC.
24037 W Hardy Rd
Houston, TX 77013
55. Stevens Transport, INC.
9757 Military Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75227
56. Swift Driving Academy
5348 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78220
57. Texas Driving School
4018 KIemp Blvd # A
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
58. Top Gun Truck Driving School
1008 East Alan Avenue
Carrollton, TX 75006
59. Tri-State Semi Driver Training
1400 N. Interstate 45
Palmer, TX 75152
60. Tri-State Semi Driver Training
1452 Northwest Hwy
Mesquite, TX 75150
61. Truck Driver Institute
8701 Peterbilt Avenue
Dallas, TX 75241
62. Vernin Learning Center Corporation
1441 North Zaragoza
El Paso, TX 79936
63. Vision Truck Driving School
501 Wynnwood Village Ste. 204
Dallas, TX 75224

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Choosing A Truck Driving School In Texas

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a truck driving school in Texas. It's critically important that you take the time to understand exactly what each school is offering and what sets them apart from the rest.

  • Cost of CDL Training In Texas
  • School Locations in Texas
  • Time Behind The Wheel
  • Instructor-To-Student Ratio
  • Job Placement in Texas
  • Quality Of The Instructors

Cost Of CDL Training In Texas

Texas CDL training tractor trailer

Although pricing schould be a consideration when choosing a truck driving school, it should not be the primary consideration. Nobody wants to throw money out the window, but not all schools are created equally. Truck driving schools in close proximity are usually comparable in price with less than a $500 difference between them. If one school is vastly different in pricing, about a $1000 difference, you should find out why.

Maybe they're a brand new school and they're trying to attract students with discount pricing. Maybe they're a well established, reputable school with great equipment and top-notch instructors so you'll get what you pay for. When comparing pricing between various truck driving schools in Texas, make sure you understand why their pricing is set where it is. Ask the school to explain any differences between themselves and their competitors.

Truck Driving School Locations In Texas

Truck driving schools in Texas uses tractor trailers like this one

It's ironic that so many people considering becoming a truck driver will choose one truck driving school over another because there's a 20 mile difference in the commute. Duh! You're going to be driving all over the country all day everyday but you don't want to drive an extra 20 miles in order to find better CDL training? Good grief. Please don't make this a major consideration when choosing a school.

Also, if you decide to attend a truck driving school outside of Texas, please check to make sure your CDL will easily transfer back to Texas. Every state has its own standards. Some states will allow you to transfer your CDL license by simply filling out some paperwork, but others will make you take the written CDL exams again and some will even make you retake the written tests and the road test! So look into it before deciding to get your CDL outside of Texas.

Time Behind The Wheel

Texas CDL school tractor trailer

Drive time is one of the most important factors when considering a school. Driving time is the time behind the wheel actually driving and does not include pre-trip inspections, observation time, or simulator time. It is behind-the-wheel, in-charge of the truck, pushing in the clutch and turning the steering wheel – that’s drive time. Because driving time is so expensive for a truck driving school to offer, this will have a major impact on the price of the schooling, but will also have a major impact on the quality of your CDL training. So look at this closely.

Instructor-To-Student Ratio

CDL schools in Texas use 10 speed transmissions

Some schools will have several yards (practice lots) going on at once and the instructors walk from yard to yard to check on the students. This sounds good – you’re getting time behind the wheel. But if the instructor is monitoring too many students at once you may be making the same mistakes over and over again without any council on how to correct yourself. In essence, you are making your mistakes into habits, and that’s not good.

When a student is behind the wheel the instructor should be monitoring the student and making suggestions. Instructors should be there to correct students when they make mistakes. There is a lot to be said about teaching yourself, but you are paying for an instructor, so that instructor should be there while you’re trying to learn.

Job Placement In Texas

Truck driving schools in Texas use big rigs for practicing

Frequently students are surprised to find out that truck driving schools have job placement assistance. Many assume only schools owned and operated by trucking companies have placement, but that isn’t the case. Placement is a very important part of a truck driving school’s program. The main reason students attend school in the first place is to find a new job, and if a school can not or will not place students with trucking companies that hire inexperienced drivers in Texas then something isn’t right.

Quality Of The Instructors

Tractor trailer with flames at Texas CDL training facility

The last point is the most difficult to judge – the quality of the instructors. A good truck driving school will have instructors that are experienced, knowledgeable, caring, and capable of teaching.

Experience is critical when it comes to understanding life on the road and knowing the finer points of handling a rig. Obviously, the more experience the better. But personality also plays an important role in the quality of a CDL trainer. They should enjoy teaching and watching students become successful truck drivers. They shouldn't just be showing up for work to grab a paycheck. Speak with a couple of the instructors while you're there for a visit, and speak with some of the current students. Find out if the instructors really enjoy their jobs and care about teaching. They should be patient and helpful with their students.

Instructors should also be knowledgeable about the industry; keeping up with the trends, changes, and new regulations. A school should require their instructors to stay current with the industry and to share their knowledge with the students.

Truck Driver's Career Guide

Texas truck driving schools use tractor trailers for becoming a truck driver

Becoming a truck driver is far more complex than anyone ever imagines. Getting your truck driving career underway doesn't seem like rocket science, and it certainly isn't. But there are a variety of choices to be made about the type of truck driving school you would like to attend, the type of truck driving jobs that are available, and what life on the road is really all about.

Have a look at our Truck Driver's Career Guide. It is packed full of fantastic information that will help you understand the trucking industry and get your career off to a great start!

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