Truck Driving Schools in Texas (TX)

The job outlook for truck drivers over the next decade is favorable and expected to increase 9 percent between 2010 and 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS classifies truck drivers into two basic categories according to the type of vehicle they drive: heavy versus light trucks. Heavy truck drivers, or tractor-trailer drivers, typically transport cargo farther distances (long-haul trucking). Light truck drivers usually do more local deliveries (also known as pick-up and delivery drivers). For heavy truck drivers in Texas, the median hourly wage is $17.89 as of May 2011 (latest available data). This equates to a median annual salary of $37,220. For light truck drivers in Texas, the median hourly wage is $15.30 (median annual salary of $31,820). To become one of the 197,500+ truck drivers in Texas, you may need a commercial driver's license (CDL) and a truck driving school in Texas is a great place to start.

Truck driving schools in Texas are located throughout the state with hotspots in San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas, and Houston. Texas truck driving schools will provide you with the training needed to obtain your CDL. To obtain a CDL license in Texas, applicants must be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate driving) and possess a valid medical certificate in accordance with Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Additionally, CDL applicants must pass both a written knowledge test and a skills test, which includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection test, a basic vehicle control test, and an on-road driving test. Depending on the class of license and endorsements you need, other knowledge and skills tests may be required--for example, to drive a combination vehicle, a school bus, a tanker truck, a truck with air brakes or to transport passengers.

To locate a truck driving school in Texas, please see the list of featured trucking schools below.

Learn more about Texas CDL requirements.

List of Texas Truck Schools

AAA CDL School

Address: 14803 Camino Rancho Drive, Houston, TX 77083
Phone: (281) 495-9192

Action Career Training – Abilene

Address: 598 Westwood Drive, Abilene, TX 79603
Phone: (800) 725-6465

Action Career Training – Killeen

Address: 408 E Avenue G, Killeen, TX 76540
Phone: (877) 656-8602

Amarillo College of Truck Driving

Address: 1310 F Ave, Amarillo, TX 79111
Phone: (806) 335-4370
Website: actx.edu

ATDS Truck Driving School

Address: 124 Truckers Lane, Elm Mott, TX 76640
Phone: (254) 829-1694

ATDS Truck Driving School

Address: 791 S Ross Avenue, Mexia, TX 76667
Phone: (866) 470-7445

Blinn College

Address: 902 College Avenue, Brenham, TX 77833
Phone: (979) 830-4000
Website: blinn.edu

C.R. England – Cedar Hill

Address: 1230 So. Highway 67, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Phone: (800) 848-7811
Website: crengland.com

C1 Truck Driver Training – Fort Worth

Address: 6711 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76116
Phone: (817) 922-5400

Central Texas College

Address: 6200 West Central Texas Expwy, Killeen, TX 76549
Phone: (325) 665-1243
Website: ctcd.edu

Continental Truck Driver Training & Education School – Dallas

Address: 6614 South R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX 75232
Phone: (972) 224-5551

Continental Truck Driver Training & Education School – Fort Worth

Address: 5005 Brentwood Stair Road, Suite 206, Fort Worth, TX 76112
Phone: (817) 446-7005

Del Mar College

Address: 101 Baldwin Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78404
Phone: (361) 698-1200
Website: delmar.edu

Grayson County College Truck Driving School

Address: McCullum Avenue, Denison, TX 75020
Phone: (903) 786-4343

Houston Community College

Address: 555 Community College Drive, Houston, TX 77013
Phone: (713) 718-8300
Website: hccs.edu

International Schools Professional Driver Training – Austin

Address: 5930 Middle Fiskeville Road, Austin, TX 78752
Phone: (512) 223-7340

International Schools Professional Driver Training – Dallas

Address: 8920 South Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75241
Phone: (214) 398-6878

International Schools Professional Driver Training – El Paso

Address: 3950 Doniphan, Ste. 0, El Paso, TX 79922
Phone: (915) 858-1515

International Schools Professional Driver Training – El Paso

Address: 1155 N Zaragoza, Suite C102, El Paso, TX 79922
Phone: (915) 858-1515

International Schools Professional Driver Training – Lubbock

Address: 3610 Ave Q, Ste 111, Lubbock, TX 79412
Phone: (806) 744-5252

International Schools Professional Driver Training – Marshall

Address: 2650 East End Blvd. South, Marshall, TX 75671
Phone: (903) 923-3403

International Schools Professional Driver Training – McAllen

Address: 3700 W. Military Hwy, McAllen, TX 78503
Phone: (956) 872-2726

International Schools Professional Driver Training – Odessa

Address: 2715 Robertson Avenue, Odessa, TX 79764
Phone: (432) 580-0860

International Schools Professional Driver Training – Texarkana

Address: 2500 North Robison Road, Texarkana, TX
Phone: (903) 823-3434

Lamar Institute of Technology

Address: 855 E Lavaca Street, Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (800) 950-6989
Website: lit.edu

Lufkin Truck Driving Academy

Address: 2006 N Timberland Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901
Phone: (888) 255-6351

Mesilla Valley Training Institute

Address: 7440 Doniphan Drive, Canutillo, TX 79835
Phone: (915) 877-6090
Website: m-v-t-i.com

Midland College

Address: 3600 N Garfield Street, Midland, TX 79705
Phone: (432) 685-4500

Millis Training Institute – Burleson

Address: 3501 South Interstate 35W, Burleson, TX 76028
Phone: (888) 249-3130

MT Training Center

Address: 1801 S Great SW Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Phone: (972) 262-5395

NTCC Truck Driving School

Address: PO Box 100, Hughes Springs, TX 75656
Phone: (903) 434-8134
Website: ntcc.edu

Odessa College

Address: 201 W University Blvd, Odessa, TX 79764
Phone: (432) 580-0860
Website: odessa.edu

Raider Express

Address: 2400 Cold Springs Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76106
Phone: (800) 234-1534

Reyna CDL Training

Address: 6516 S. 1st Street , Austin, TX 78745
Phone: (512) 479-0009

Roadmaster Drivers School – San Antonio

Address: 927 Eddie Road, San Antonio, TX 78219
Phone: (800) 831-1300

Roehl Transport – Grand Prairie

Address: 1101 East Avenue K, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Phone: (800) 535-0269
Website: roehl.jobs

SAGE Truck Driving School – San Antonio

Address: 6802 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78219
Phone: (210) 826-7066

San Jacinto College

Address: 8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505
Phone: (281) 476-1501
Website: sanjac.edu

Southern Careers Institute

Address: 6963 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78238
Phone: (844) 783-6569
Website: scitexas.edu

Stevens Transport – Dallas

Address: 9757 Military Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75227
Phone: (800) 333-8595

Stevens Transport – Fort Hood

Address: Copeland Soldier Service Center 3rd Floor, Fort Hood, TX 76544
Phone: (866) 334-9946

Stevens Transport – Houston

Address: 24037 W. Hardy Road, Houston, TX 77373
Phone: (800) 333-8595

Swift Driving Academy – Corsicana

Address: 2450 S. Business Highway 45, Corsicana, TX 75110
Phone: (903) 872-2077

Texarkana College Truck Driver Trg

Address: 2500 N Robison Rd, Texarkana, TX 55017
Phone: (903) 823-3012

Texas State Technical College

Address: 100 Marine Center Drive, Palacious, TX 77465
Phone: (903) 923-3403
Website: tstc.edu

Top Gun Truck Driving School

Address: 1008 E Alan Avenue, Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (208) 735-6656
Website: topguntda.com

Tri-State Semi-Driver Training

Address: 410 N Ed Carey Drive, Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: (513) 424-1237

Truck Driver Institute – Dallas

Address: 8701 Peterbilt Avenue, Dallas, TX 75241
Phone: (972) 892-1131

Tyler Junior College

Address: 6986 County Road 384, Tyler, TX 75708
Phone: 903510290
Website: tjc.edu

Victoria College – Gonzales

Address: 424 East Sarah DeWitt Drive, Gonzales, TX 78629
Phone: (831) 672-6251

Victoria College – Victoria

Address: 2200 E Red River Street, Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (361) 573-3291

Weatherford College

Address: 704 Hood Road, Mineral Wells, TX 76067
Phone: (817) 598-8844
Website: wc.edu
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