Truck Driving Schools in Mississippi (MS)

The job outlook for truck drivers over the next decade (between 2010 and 2020) is favorable and expected to increase 9 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). For classification purposes, the BLS distinguishes between heavy, or tractor-trailer, truck drivers and light or delivery services truck drivers. As of May 2011 (latest available data), Mississippi heavy truck drivers earn a median wage of $17.72 per hour. This equates to earning a salary of $36,850 per year. Mississippi light truck drivers earn a median wage of $14.18 per hour (salary of $29,490 per year). To become a truck driver in Mississippi; a truck driving school may help you become one of them.

Truck driving schools in Mississippi may be found in every corner of the state, although cities like Jackson, Gulfport and Hattiesburg provide more training options. Mississippi truck driving schools offer the necessary education and training needed to obtain your commercial driver’s license (CDL). To qualify for a CDL license in Mississippi, you must be over 17 years old (21 for interstate truck drivers), have a standard driver's license, pass a vision exam and have a current medical certificate. CDL applicants are then required to pass a written knowledge exam and a three part skills test, which consists of a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic vehicle handling test, and an on-road driving exam. Additional qualifications may be needed depending on the type of vehicle you wish to drive and/or the type of material to be transported. For example, additional knowledge and skills tests may be required to drive a truck with a tanker, air brakes or double/triple trailers or to transport passengers or hazardous materials. Mississippi truck driving schools will prepare you to pass these examinations.

To find a truck driving school in Mississippi, browse the list of featured trucking schools below.

Learn more about Mississippi CDL requirements.

List of Mississippi Truck Schools

Delta Technical College

Address: 6550 D. Interstate Boulevard, Horn Lake, MS 38637
Phone: (662) 280-1443

Delta Technical College

Address: 113 Market Ridge Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: (601) 206-5200

DSC Training Academy

Address: 1840 S West St Ste A, Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: (717) 586-9648

East Mississippi Community College

Address: 1512 Kemper St, Scooba, MS 39358
Phone: (662) 476-8442
Website: eastms.edu

East Mississippi Community College

Address: 8731 S. Frontage Road, Mayhew, MS 39753
Phone: (662) 243-1900
Website: eastms.edu

Gardner Institute Inc

Address: 11144 Curtis Rd, Batesville, MS 38606
Phone: (909) 563-5606

Jones Junior College

Address: 900 S Court St, Ellisville, MS 39437
Phone: (601) 477-4025
Website: jcjc.edu

Meridian Community College

Address: 910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, MS 39307
Phone: (601) 483-8241

Mississippi Delta Community College

Address: 289 Cherry street, Moorhead, MS 38761
Phone: (662) 246-6516
Website: msdelta.edu

MTA

Address: 825 N President St, Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: (651) 646-7351
Website: mntruck.org

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Address: 8750 Deerfield Dr, Olive Branch, MS 36854
Phone: (662) 280-6127

Pearl River Community College

Address: 101 Hwy 11 N, Poplarville, MS 39470
Phone: (601) 554-5555
Website: prcc.edu

SEC Training Centers

Address: 2246 Flowood Drive, Jackson, MS 39232
Phone: (601) 939-8773

Southwest Mississippi Community College

Address: 1156 College Dr, Summit, MS 39666
Phone: (601) 276-2000
Website: smcc.edu

Truck Driver Institute – Saucier

Address: 20214 US 49, Saucier, MS 38574
Phone: (888) 206-3516

Truck Driver Institute – Tupelo

Address: 341 E Franklin St, Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: (888) 206-3516

United Truck Driving School – Hickory Flat

Address: 204 Crum Street, Hickory Flat, MS 38633
Phone: (800) 461-3758
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