Truck Driving Schools in Tennessee (TN)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2011 Data, the job outlook for truck drivers is favorable, with an expected growth rate of 21 percent between 2010 and 2020. For classification purposes, the BLS distinguishes between heavy, or tractor-trailer, truck drivers and light, or delivery services, truck drivers. According to the latest available data (May 2011), Tennessee heavy truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $18.11. This equates to a median annual salary of $37,680. Tennessee light truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $15.51 (median annual salary of $32,260). To become a truck driver in Tennessee; a truck driving school may get you started on the path to becoming one of them.

Truck driving schools in Tennessee are located throughout the state with hotspots in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and smaller cities, such as Crump and Dandridge. Tennessee truck driving schools may provide you with the training needed to earn your commercial driver's license (CDL). To qualify for a CDL license in Tennessee, you must be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate trucking) and meet physical qualification standards. CDL applicants must then pass a written exam and a skills test, which includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic controls test, and an on-road driving test. 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 exams are needed to drive a truck with a tanker, air brakes or double/triple trailers or to transport passengers or hazardous materials. A truck driving school in Tennessee will prepare you to pass these examinations.

Browse the featured Tennessee truck driving schools below to find a trucking school near you.

Learn more about Tennessee CDL requirements.

List of Tennessee Trucking Schools

CCS Truck Driving School

Address: 134 Joe R McCrary Road, Fall Branch, TN 37656
Phone: (423) 348-8339

Chattanooga State Community College

Address: 4501 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37406
Phone: (423) 697-4404

Drive Train

Address: 119 E. L. Morgan Drive, Jackson, TN 38305
Phone: (800) 423-8820

Fortis Institute

Address: 1025 Hwy. 111, Cookesville, TN 38501
Phone: (855) 436-7847

Heartland Truck Driving Institute

Address: 601 Davis Road, Dyersburg, TN 38024
Phone: (309) 268-8000

Roadmaster Drivers School – Memphis

Address: 8050 Singleton Avenue, Memphis, TN 38053
Phone: (901) 873-3742

Smokey Mountain Trucking Institute

Address: 3173 Newport Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37876
Phone: (800) 495-4056

Stevens Transport – Alcoa

Address: 4401 Singleton Station Road, Alcoa, TN 37777
Phone: (800) 333-8595

Superior Drivers Institute

Address: 302 Rutherford Ln, Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: (931) 381-5900

Swift Driving Academy – Memphis

Address: 1940 East Brooks Road, Memphis, TN 38116
Phone: (800) 914-8751

Transportation Training Centers

Address: 901 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087
Phone: (800) 999-4317

Truck Driver Institute – Christiana

Address: 6201 Epps Mill Road, Christiana, TN 37037
Phone: (888) 206-3516

United Truck Driving School – Murfreesboro

Address: 819 Park Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (800) 461-3758

Vatterott College – Memphis

Address: 6991 Appling Farms Pkwy., Memphis, TN 38133
Phone: (855) 401-4478
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