Truck Driving


This program prepares students to pass the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test. Training  includes reversing, driving on secondary roads, interstate roads, highways, and city streets. The program includes instruction in Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, as well as logging procedures required by DOT and the trucking industry. Upon graduation, students must pass a CDL test administered by the Department of Motor Vehicles to work in the transportation industry.



Information Detail
Time Commitment Part Time
Typical Program Length 2 Months
Clock Hours 222
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $1,528.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $329.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Truck Driving222Certificate

21 years of age; D.O.T. medical exam; negative drug screening test, which is taken with 24 hours of payment. Current Moving Violation Record from Department of Safety (student can have no more than three speeding violations and/or accidents for the past three years and no alcohol or drug-related convictions in the last five years). Be a resident of TN; hold a valid state of TN drivers license; obtain a commercial drivers license permit (DPA). Attend an orientation session and pre-qualification session. Payment for drug screen test wil be made on the day of orientation.

Campus Locations

Cockrill Bend Campus
7204 Cockrill Bend Road
Nashville, TN 37209

Job Duties

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight GVW . May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 60,150

Current job openings per year: 1,660

Salary Range


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