Logistics Training Center - Truck Driving Academy

CDL and Forklift classes in Amarillo, Dumas and Hereford

Truck DrivingThe Transportation Industry is growing and there is a high demand for well-trained drivers. This eight-week course utilizes state-of-the-art simulator training, classroom instruction, range and road driving, and practical application of skills used in the operation of a tractor-trailer.

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. Amarillo College is not an employment agency, nor do we guarantee the Texas Department of Public Safety will issue a license. Students will have ample training, opportunity and assistance to talk with visiting recruiters, apply for employment, and pass the DPS written and skills tests with an Amarillo College vehicle. 

 

Program Length 8 weeks  -- 336 hours of instruction --  $4,422.00

Fall 2018 classes: 

 Amarillo  August 20 -  October 10, 2018  8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
   August 20 -  December 12, 2018  Night classes are 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Monday through Friday
   October 22 -  December 12, 2018  8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
 Hereford  August 20 -   October 10, 2018  8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
   October 22 -  December 12, 2018  8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
 Dumas  August 20 -  October 10, 2018  8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
   October 22 -  December 12, 2018  8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Prerequisites

  1. Student must be 18 years of age at the commencement of the course
  2. Student will be required to have a DOT physical (Department of Transportation Medical Card) and drug screen before the first day of class. These documents must be presented on the first class day. Cost of the physical and drug screen is not included. Please note that per federal guidelines, drug screen results must be within 30 days of the start of class. The following link explains the physical qualifications for a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=1&ty=HTML&h=L&mc=true&=PART&n=pt49.5.391#sp49.5.391.e
  3. Student must have a current, eligible and valid Texas Driver License. Student must apply for a CDL permit at the Texas Department of Public Safety office before class begins and present this document on the first class day. Prospective students may check their license eligibility at the following link: https://www.texas.gov/licenseeligibility         

 To save some time at the DPS office you can print a  CDL Application

 

Fees, books and expenses are not included in the cost of the course. 

 

For additional information please call 806-335-4370.       

                 

Estimated Total Cost to obtain CDL license

Item

Cost

Books
Uniform shirts

DOT Medical Card & Drug Screen

DPS Fees

Ear Buds

Total required books, fees, additional

Tuition:

57.00

78.00

100.00

86.00

4.00

325.00

4422.00

Total:

$4,747.00

The Commercial Driver License Program is also available as an Academic course with 16 hours of college credit. Visit here for more information. 

Forklift Certification:  12 hours; $300.00 

Amarillo Hereford Dumas
August 21-23 August 28-30 August 28-30
September 11-13 September 18-20 September 18-20
October 9-11 October 16-18 October 16-18
November 6-8 November 13-15 November 13-15
December 4-6    
     

 

Financial Aid

AC Financial Aid

Low Cost School Loans

Job Outlook

Employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. As the economy grows, the demand for goods will increase, and more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving.

 

Related Careers and Current Job Listings

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver
Light Truck or Delivery Services Driver
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operator

 

Program Details

 

Registration

 

Amarillo:

Amarillo College Washington Street Campus
2201 S Washington St.
Amarillo, TX
Tel: (806) 371-5000
–or–
Amarillo College Truck Driving Academy
East Campus Logistics Training Center

1310 F Avenue
Amarillo, TX  79111
Tel: (806) 335-4370

Dumas:

Moore County Campus Career and Technical Center
115 Success Blvd.
Dumas, Texas
Tel:(806) 379-2726

Hereford:

McDougal Hinkson Memorial Campus
1115 West 15th Street, Hereford, TX 79045
Tel: (806) 379-2700


1. Occupational Outlook Handbook, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 11/27/2013  http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Transportation-and-Material-Moving/Heavy-and-tractor-trailer-truck-drivers.htm)