Logistics Training Center - Truck Driving Academy

CDL and Forklift classes in Amarillo, Dumas and Hereford

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The Transportation Industry is growing fast and there is a high demand for well-trained drivers. 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will implement major changes to commercial driver licensing take effect February 7, 2022. The Amarillo College Truck Driving Academy is a registered provider of Commercial Driver License (CDL) training as an Entry Level Driving Training facility. As of the February 2022 date, the only way to get a CDL is to attend training through a registered provider.

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. The course meets all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration guidelines. 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.


Full Program Length 8 or 16 weeks - 336 hours of instruction - $5,497.50

 Fall 2022 

Amarillo  Aug 22 -  Oct. 14, 2022  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
   Oct. 24 -  Dec. 16, 2022  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
Hereford  Aug. 22 -  Oct. 14, 2022  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
   Oct. 24 -  Dec. 16, 2022  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
Dumas  Aug. 22  -  March 10, 2022  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
   Oct. 24 -  Dec. 16, 2022  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
Spring 2023 
Amarillo Jan. 17 -  March 10, 2023  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
  March 20 -  May 12, 2023  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
Night (Amarillo) Jan. 17 -  May 12, 2023 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm, Monday through Thursday
Hereford Jan. 17 -  March 10, 2023  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
  March 20 -  May 12, 2023  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
Dumas Jan. 17 -  March 10, 2023  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
  March 20 -  May 12, 2023  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
Night (Dumas) Jan. 17 -  May 12, 2023 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm, Monday through Thursday
 Summer 2023 (Full Program)
Amarillo June 5 -  July 28, 2023  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
Night (Amarillo) May 1 -  Aug. 18, 2023 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm, Monday through Thursday
Hereford June 5 -  July 28, 2023  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
Dumas June 5 -  July 28, 2023  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
Night (Dumas) May 15 -  Sept. 1, 2023 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm, Monday through Thursday

Prerequisites

  1. Student must be 18 years of age at the commencement of the course
  2. Student is 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: Click here for Physical Qualifications 
  3. Student must have a current, eligible and valid Texas Driver License. Student must apply for a Class A Learner Permit (CLP) 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: Click her for License Eligibility

Pre-Registration Information


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
Classroom supplies available at AC East Campus Bookstore 193.50
DOT Medical Card & Drug Screen (estimate) 100.00
DPS Fees (estimate) 86.00
Ear Buds (estimate) 4.00 - 10.00
Total required books, fees, other 389.50
Tuition: 5108.00
Estimated Total Program Cost: $5497.50

 Logistics Training-Truck Driving

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

Forklift Certification:  12 hours; $300.00 

 Spring 2023 

Amarillo Hereford Dumas
Jan. 17-19, 2023 Jan. 17-19, 2023  - 
Feb. 14-16, 2023 Feb. 14-16, 2023  - 
March 14-16, 2023 March 14-16, 2023  - 
April 18-20, 2023 April 18-20, 2023  - 
May 16-18, 2023 May 16-18, 2023  - 
June 20-22, 2023 June 20-22, 2023  - 
July 18-20, 2023 July 18-20, 2023  

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Job Outlook

Employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 5 to 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The economy depends on truck drivers to transport freight and keep supply chains moving. As the demand for goods increases, more truck drivers will be needed. Trucks transport most of the freight in the United States, so, as households and businesses increase their spending, the trucking industry should grow.

Registration


Amarillo:

AC Washington Street Campus
2201 S Washington St.
Amarillo, TX
Tel: (806) 371-5000

or

AC Truck Driving Academy
East Campus Logistics Training Center1310 F Avenue
Amarillo, TX  79111
Tel: (806) 335-4370

Dumas:

MCC Career & Technical Center
115 Success Blvd.
Dumas, Texas
Tel:(806) 379-2726

Hereford:

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


Related Careers and Current Job Listings

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


Occupational Outlook Handbook, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 9/16/2020