Commercial Driving License Program

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Curriculum Details

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute’s Commercial Driving License program, CDL Training: Class A Tractor Trailer, helps prepare you to pursue a career in commercial driving and transportation. This program provides instruction on the skills to be a driver and member of the team. Our Commercial Driving License program emphasizes hands-on learning and road safety.

*STVT does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by STVT but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to STVT. Therefore, STVT cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

What’s Covered
Along with classroom education, students at STVT will get the opportunity to participate in hands-on training to strengthen their skills.
  • Defensive Driving
  • General Maintenance Procedures
  • Accident Prevention
  • Relevant Safety Regulations

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Program Requirements

Commercial Truck Driving is regulated by both the U.S Department of Transportation and the state.  Commercial Truck drivers are subject to strict standards including:

  • Having a valid driver’s license at the time of enrollment and through the training period
  • Must be 21 years old to drive state-to-state (interstate classification)
  • Passing the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) physical and consent to drug testing prior to starting training and randomly throughout training
  • Being able to read, speak and write English well enough to pass the Commercial Driver’s License test, converse with the general public, understand highway signs and signals, respond to official questions and make entries on reports and records

Ready To Enroll?

Start at STVT to begin the skills-based career you’ve been dreaming of. Our flexible scheduling and affordable options make it a great place for you to pursue your diploma in Commercial Driving. Talk to an admissions representative today.

Commercial Driving License Outlook

Commercial Driving has a variety of opportunities across Texas. STVT prepares you to understand how commercial driving teams operate while giving you the opportunity to learn a variety of skills.

*STVT cannot guarantee employment. These are national statistics, and the figures in your area may be different.
*STVT does not guarantee third-party certifications/licenses. Certification/license requirements for taking and passing examinations are not controlled by STVT but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to STVT. Therefore, STVT cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification/license examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
**The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,130, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $66,840.
**https://www.bls.gov/ooh/transportation-and-material-moving/heavy-and-tractor-trailer-truck-drivers.htm

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Job Outlook

Growing

Median Annual Wage

$45,260**

What our Graduates are saying

Richard-Mendez

I was helped in so many ways. You know, I couldn’t be more grateful and blessed, you know, to have the staff here at STVT – the students that I was with and my instructors.  It couldn’t have been any better.

Richard Victor Mendez, Jr.

STVT San Antonio, Combination Welding Graduate
Richard Victor Mendez, Jr

I would like to say to the staff at STVT, thank you so much for all your help.  I appreciate it so much. You have no idea what an inspiration and motivation y’all have made on my life and my daughter’s life as well.

Fantasia Benavides

STVT Corpus Christi, Dental Assisting Graduate
Richard Victor Mendez, Jr.

I heard about STVT with commercials when I was just sitting down one night. I heard a commercial about it – saw that they offered the dental assisting program – saw that it was just a few months instead of, you know, years and that’s something that really did interest me.

Kimberlee Guerrero

STVT Corpus Christi, Dental Assisting Graduate

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