Looking for a fast track to a rewarding career? Look no further! Enroll in Panola College's Truck Driving program today! In just 4 short weeks, you can earn your Class A license and be on the road to success. Our comprehensive training prepares you for a fulfilling career in the trucking industry.

Truck Driving

Truck Driving is a 160-hour program held at the Panola College Marshall Training Facility.

Program Cost: $4350.00. 

The length of the course is 4 weeks.

Mondays - Thursdays

7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Are you a business or company? Call us about special pricing and training.

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Course Requirements

Commercial Learners Permit

The AR permit is now called the CLP permit (Commercial Learners Permit).
This permit authorizes you to practice on public roads with a licensed CDL class A qualified
Driver sitting in the passenger seat. (Cost $25.00)

The 1st thing you will need before starting paperwork at DPS is a passing DOT physical. This
physical shows that you are medically qualified to drive a commercial vehicle.

(Your cost should run approximately $50.00 to $100.00 for DOT physical depending on facility.)

When passing, you will receive a long form physical and a DOT physical card. You will need to
take these forms with you to DPS.

The CDL Manual is available at your local DPS office and is free.

You will need to study and pass the following tests at DPS for your CLP permit in this order:

1. Commercial Rules (Section 14)
2. General Knowledge (Sections 1, 2, 3, 12, 13)
3. Combination (Section 6)
4. Airbrakes (Section 5)

Note: A CLP permit must be held for a minimum of 14 days prior to holder being allowed to take the CDL Skills Test (Driving Test).

The Skills Test is now taken in 3 phases and in this order:

1. Pre-trip walk around
2. Backing Skills and Maneuvers(Straight line backing,Parallel parking maneuvers, An off-set backing)
3. Road Test

(This appointment will be set up by school.)

Course Supplies

Items needed for Program:

  • Social Security Card
  • CDL Handbook
  • Eyeglasses (if needed)

Optional Items You May Need:

  • Sunglasses
  • Water Jug
  • Lunch Box or Cooler
  • Flash Light
  • Gloves (work type)