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Diesel Driving Academy – Baton Rouge, LA

8067 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70815

(225) 929-9990 | Alt: (800) 551-8900 | Website


Since 1972, Diesel Driving Academy has been training and placing men and women in exciting, high paying jobs in the trucking industry.

A top truck driving school in Louisiana and Arkansas, Diesel Driving Academy offers an industry praised truck driver training program available in Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and Little Rock.

Our training programs are designed to provide you with the skills and endorsements major transportation companies are looking for in their drivers.

Diesel Driving Academy also offers both daytime and evening classes for your convenience.

The Class A Advanced Driver Training Program is offered at every Diesel Driving Academy campus, and is designed for those who have no experience or training as over-the-road (OTR) tractor-trailer truck drivers. If you want to become a professional truck driver, this program will prepare you for a new and in-demand career in the trucking industry!

Day Program: 20 weeks (600 clock hours)

Evening Program: 30 weeks (600 clock hours)

Curriculum: Our CDL training is based off of industry standards. The driver training program includes hands-on training, and course work covering safety topics and advanced operation practices. All non-classroom training will be a combination of actual driver training, observation and instruction. Students will receive extensive driving practice on our campus driving range and public roadways with a qualified driver instructor.

This course prepares students for entry-level employment in the transportation industry. Career opportunities include Truck Driver, Line Haul Driver, Owner Operator, Semi-Truck Driver, or Over the Road (OTR) Driver.

The Advanced Driver Training Program at Diesel Driving Academy includes intensive behind-the-wheel experience, and a wide variety of learning objectives including:

Introduction to the Trucking Industry

Truck driving safety topics

Advanced safe operation practices

Accident reporting and safety responsibility laws

Backing & vehicle maneuvering

Pre-trip inspection

CDL testing

TRAINING STUDENTS for the Trucking Industry Since 1972

In June of 1972 Abe Busada and M. B. Chastain started Diesel Driving Academy in Shreveport, LA. The early days of training were done at an airstrip in DeSoto Parish, close to Mansfield, LA. DDA started with one truck and trailer but quickly grew.

Students from all over the state – particularly the Baton Rouge area – started to come to the Shreveport campus for their CDL training. In July of 1987, DDA opened a second campus, located in Baton Rouge. With the immediate success of this location, a third campus was opened in Jacksonville, AR. just north of Little Rock, and was moved to its current location in Little Rock during April of 2009.

Diesel Driving Academy is one of the largest privately owned and accredited truck driving schools in the United States, and have been in continuous operation since 1972. In 1982 DDA became accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and are still accredited by its successor, The Council on Occupational Education.

Since opening our doors, we have helped thousands of men and women begin their new careers as professional truck drivers. We offer convenient CDL truck driving training locations in Louisiana and Arkansas, and continue to grow and develop our relationships with some of the largest trucking companies in America.


Shreveport, LA

Baton Rouge, LA

Little Rock, AR

After you graduate, you can take advantage of Diesel Driving Academy’s job placement assistance program. As a professional truck driving school, our relationship with some of the region’s leading trucking companies has helped create job opportunities for graduates. The wage levels within these companies are very competitive and are among the highest in the industry.

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