TRUCK DRIVING ACADEMY
According to American Trucking Association, over half a million drivers are needed each year for the next decade. With the growing of the Transportation Industry, there is a high demand for professional truck drivers. Odessa College offers a five-week course of classroom instruction, basic Street driving, and application of skills used in the operation of a tractor-trailer. Starting salaries for long-distance professional truck drivers can average $45,000 per year.
Our classes, which consist of up to 200 hours, include classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction, as well as screening to help qualify our trained drivers for employment. Students who successfully complete the entire course will receive a class "A" Commercial Driver License (CDL), a certificate of completion, and be qualified to secure an entry-level job as a Commercial Motor Vehicle driver. Odessa College does not guarantee that the Texas Department of Public Safety will issue a license. Students will have up to 200 hours of training and will have the opportunity to talk with visiting recruiter for possible employment.
Applicants must have a high school diploma, GED, or pass an assessment test and be 18 years of age or older.
Driving a commercial truck is hectic work, and as a CDL holder, you already know that. If you don’t use your CDL for a period, it’s easy to forget skills and laws that dictate your time on the road. Unfortunately, if drivers go too long without driving a truck, companies may hesitate to hire you – but a CDL refresher course is the solution.
Odessa College Truck Driving Academy offers a 5-day (20-hour) CDL program designed for individuals that hold a current Class A, CDL license and want to refresh their driving and backing skills and go back to work.