57 Trucking Schools in Texas

Thursday, Nov 29 2018 admin

truck with texas flag painted on grilleThe old saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas, certainly holds true in the trucking industry. In the state of Texas, there are 57 trucking schools and counting. Whether you live along the Gulf Coast in Houston or Corpus Christi or are in central Texas near Austin or Fort Worth, there’s a trucking school or two near you. Before you decide on getting a CDL endorsement through a training program, take a look at this comprehensive list of trucking schools in Texas.

Private Trucking Schools in Texas

Texas is home to the most privately owned and operated trucking schools in the nation. While some states may have three or maybe five CDL schools, Texas has a whopping 39. Your hardest decision will be in choosing the best TX trucking school near you. Start with this list:

  • AAA CDL School in Houston
  • CDL Felipe in Houston
  • Roadmaster Drivers School of San Antonio and Dallas
  • Continental Truck Driver Training and Education School in Dallas
  • SAGE Truck Driving School at St. Philips College in San Antonio
  • C1 Truck Driver Training in Fort Worth
  • ATDS Truck Driving School in Elm Mott
  • Alamo Truck Driving Training in San Antonio
  • International Schools Professional Driver Training in Dallas and El Paso
  • Career Trucking School in Tyler
  • Aspire Truck Driving School in Richardson
  • EP Texas Trucking School CDL in El Paso
  • Community Truck Driving School in Round Rock
  • Vision Truck Driving School in Dallas
  • A&B CDL Training School in Houston
  • Lufkin Truck Driving Academy in Lufkin
  • Texas Driving School in San Antonio, Portland, Corpus Christi, and Austin
  • Texas Driving School with several locations throughout San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Kyle
  • Bear Cat Truck Driving School in Weatherford
  • CDL School Texas in San Antonio, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, Odessa, and Laredo
  • Phoenix Truck Driving Institute at Fort Bliss in Fort Bliss
  • HCC Commercial Truck Driving in Houston
  • LHCT Truck Driver Training in Laredo
  • Make Wide Turns in Arlington
  • Troops Into Transportation in Fort Hood
  • Top Gun Truck Driving School in West Tawakoni
  • Texas CDL Training in San Antonio
  • Austin CDL Services in Manor
  • Black Wolf CDL Training Center in Bryan
  • A-CDL Training Services in Pasadena
  • Class A CDL in Houston
  • CDL Help in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Waco
  • Action Career Training in Abilene and Killeen
  • DSE Safety Training LLC in Bastrop
  • Southern Careers Institute in San Antonio and Austin
  • Safe Ride Driving Academy in Los Fresnos
  • United Transportation Training Inc. in Bryan and College Station
  • Rapid Commercial Driver’s License Certification in Carthage
  • Community Truck Driving School in Round Rock

As you can see, several of these truck driver training schools have more than one location. The benefit with a school like this is having a familiar training facility nearby if you need additional truck driver training.

For example, you might decide later on to get your Class A CDL endorsements for tanker, doubles/triples, or hazardous materials. Or you may leave trucking for a while and need to take a CDL refresher course to get back into the swing of things. By choosing a school with multiple locations, you can return to a facility where you already are established as a student. This can make it easier to advance your truck driving skills with training.

Otherwise, you may decide on a particular trucking school in Texas based on the location of the school near you. Going to trucking school close to home saves you on accommodations, transportation, and food on campus. Since Texas has so many trucking schools to choose from, you should be able to find plenty of options close to home.

Texas Trucking Companies and CDL Training

Once again, the Lone Star State reigns supreme. In Texas, you will find seven trucking companies that provide CDL training. Several of these companies pay student drivers to go to trucking school or offer 100 percent tuition reimbursement. Check out these Texas trucking companies training student drivers:

  • Stevens Transport in Houston
  • KLLM Driving Academy in Lancaster
  • Mack Trucks / Volvo Trucks Academy in Grand Prairie
  • CR England Premier Truck Driving School in Laredo
  • Raider Express and the Fort Worth CDL School in Cedar Hill
  • Swift CDL School in Corsicana
  • FFE Frozen Food Express and the Student Driver Academy in Lancaster

By getting your CDL through a trucking company, you automatically qualify for a truck driving job when you graduate. This may be the second fastest way to find truck driving jobs in Texas.

The first way, of course, is by using Trucker Classifieds to search for truck driver jobs right now, for free, online. You don’t have to have a CDL to use our trucking job search and job application services.

Community Colleges Training Truck Drivers

Another popular way of finding truck driver training programs is to check with community colleges. In Texas, the following community colleges offer CDL training:

  • International Schools Professional Driver Training at various community colleges in Austin, McAllen, Marshall, and Texarkana
  • Amarillo College in Amarillo, Dumas, and Hereford
  • MT Training Center in Grand Prairie
  • San Jacinto College in Pasadena and Houston
  • Lone Star College Transportation Institute in Spring
  • Cultural Technical Institute in El Paso
  • Northeast Texas Community College in New Boston
  • McLennan College in Waco
  • Austin Community College Continuing Education in Austin
  • Texas State Technical College in Waco
  • Alvin Community College in Alvin

The benefits of choosing a community college for CDL training is that you can rest assured that the program is accredited. Along with being certified as a quality training program for student drivers, these schools typically partner with local Texas trucking companies.

Through these partnerships, trucking companies are able to mix and mingle with potential truck driving employees. This is where students are able to score those coveted pre-hire letters to attend truck driver orientation at a trucking company. In addition, student drivers are able to decide whether they want to work for a potential trucking company--or to check out Trucker Classifieds for better-paying trucking jobs.

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