MT Training Center CDL Training

The MT Training Center was started in Grand Prairie, TX in 2001. This is a vocational school that has a large CDL program as part of the school. Instruction includes a combination of classroom and hands-on driver training. Classes start every weekend and job placement assistance is provided after graduation.

Program Information

The school's truck driving course includes 237 total clock hours. The duration is 6 weeks for day classes, or 10 weeks for evening classes. The student to teacher ratio is 20:1. Instruction includes lectures, simulations, observations, behind the wheel and range driving.

  • Basic Operations - The student will learn how to properly operate the control systems of a tractor and trailer, coupling and uncoupling, as well as proper procedures for shifting and backing maneuvers
  • Safe Operating Practices - The student will master visual methods for visual searches of traffic including night driving, realize the effects of rain, snow, and ice, and how to handle difficult situations
  • Advanced Operating Practices - The student will learn advanced methods of operating a tractor and trailer, as well as road speed, space management extreme driving conditions, hours of service, hazardous awareness, and sliding 5th wheel and tandem axles
  • Systems and Malfunctions - The student will learn vehicle systems, methods and processes of vehicle inspections, how to properly recognize truck / trailer malfunctions, as well as how to report any malfunctions
  • Non-Vehicle Activities - The student will learn how to properly fill out cargo documentation and will learn how to carefully handle cargo, as well as how to keep track of service log sheets. The students will also learn how to perform first aid, environmental issues, alcohol and drug awareness while operating a vehicle, as well as learn accident procedures and how to handle hazardous materials
  • Human Trafficking Lecture - The student will learn basic information regarding human trafficking as well as current statistics. The student will learn facts about major types of human trafficking, be able to identify potential situations of trafficking and learn when and how to report suspected trafficking

Tuition and Financing

  • Tuition: $4,290.00
  • Registration: $100.00
  • DOT Drug Test Fee: $48.00
  • DOT Physical Exam Fee: $68.00
  • Learner’s Permit Fee: $25.00
  • Licensing Fee: $61.00
  • Motor Vehicle Report: $8.00

Admission Requirements

  • The applicant must schedule an interview with the admissions office and submit a completed application
  • Applicants must be a United States citizen or have proof of current permanent residency
  • Successful completion of the Department of Transportation physical examination (long form required)
  • Successful completion of a Department of Transportation drug screening
  • Must possess a valid; Texas driver’s license prior to enrollment; free of any outstanding tickets and/or warrants
  • Provide MT Training Center with a copy of your High school diploma, GED, or successfully pass the written Learner’s Permit section of the CDL exam
  • Must be at least 18 years of age (Limited to intrastate driving) / 21 years of age for interstate driver
  • Must be able to read and write English
  • Must be able to perform simple arithmetic
  • No felony convictions involving illegal drugs in a commercial vehicle, and no DWI (driving while intoxicated) violations within the last 3 years
  • All applicants must also be in good health and cannot possess any of the following for safety measures: no loss of limb that has not been waived, no impairment of hand, finger, arm foot, or leg that interferes with driving; no diabetes requiring insulin for control; no heart problems; no respiratory dysfunction; no high blood pressure; no rheumatic arthritic, orthopedic, muscular, neuromuscular, or vascular problems that would affect control of a motor vehicle; no epilepsy; no conditions likely to cause loss of consciousness; no mental, nervous, organic, or functional disease, or psychiatric disorder likely to interfere with vehicle control, and no addiction to drugs or alcohol. The applicant must possess vision of 20/40 or better in each eye (cannot be color blind) and have good hearing

MT Training Center has 2 locations

  • MT Training Center location

    MT Training Center
    1801 S Great Southwest Parkway
    Grand Prairie, TX 75051
    469-616-2700

  • MT Training Center location

    MT Training Center
    1801 S Great Southwest Parkway
    Grand Prairie, TX 75051
    469-616-2700

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