ATDS Truck Driving School CDL Training

The tractor/trailer driver program at ATDS is a complete, comprehensive course stressing safety and professionalism. The course is completed in 20 days and involves textbook lessons, classroom sessions, and behind-the-wheel driving on both our private training range and public highways.

What Does ATDS Offer?

  • 140 hours of "hands on" training
  • 70 hours of classroom instruction
  • Professional placement staff upon completion of the program

Tuition And Financing

Financing is available to students who qualify.

Admission Requirements

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • No major traffic violations in the last three years
  • At least 18 years of age

In addition to admission requirements, ATDS would like students to be aware of the qualifications needed to be an OTR truck driver. These include:

  • 18 and older to drive trucks within state borders, federal regulations require drivers operating across state lines to be at least 21 years of age.
  • Every truck driver must have a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) issued by a state. A commercial driver can hold a license from only one state.
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation requires a driver to have a complete physical examination every two years.
  • A driver must have a minimum of 20/40 vision in each eye, with or without corrective lenses, and have a 70 degree field of vision in each eye. Drivers may not be color blind.
  • A driver must be capable of perceiving a forced whisper in the better ear at not less then five feet, with or without the use of a hearing aid.
  • A driver must be able to read and speak English well enough to understand traffic signs, prepare required reports, and speak with law enforcement authorities and the public. (Note: Some companies may have additional educational requirements.)
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation sets safety rules for interstate truck drivers (vehicle inspection, hours of service, etc.), and drivers must learn these rules and comply with them. Most states have adopted similar rules for intrastate drivers.
  • Strict regulations forbid the use of alcohol or drugs prior to, or while operating, commercial vehicles. Drivers are subject to drug and alcohol testing by their employers and by law enforcement officials under four different circumstances; pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, and random testing. A driver must have no current clinical diagnosis of alcoholism, and must not use any illegal drugs.
  • A driver must not have been convicted of a felony involving the use if a motor vehicle; a crime involving drugs; driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; or, hit-and-run driving which results in injury or death.

ATDS Truck Driving School Location

  • ATDS Truck Driving School location

    ATDS Truck Driving School
    124 Truckers Lane
    Elm Mott, TX 76640
    254-829-1694

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