CDL Training


From entry level driver training to defensive driving for skilled professional drivers, SoLAcc has what you need to get your Class A license and work in the transportation industry.

Our short-term CDL training lets you master real-world skills in a hands-on environment, where you'll learn FMCSA rules and regulations, pre-trip inspection practices, backing maneuvers, and necessary road skills in a variety of settings and trailers including flatbeds, box vans, tankers, and a 53' state-of-the-art mobile truck driver simulator trailer.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This comprehensive training program includes 245-hour of classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction. The final skills test necessary to receive a state license is administered by SoLAcc's state-approved examiners.

Completers who obtain their state license are qualified to drive tractor-trailers, dump trucks, tow trucks, delivery trucks, tanker trucks, and flatbed trucks.

WHEN/WHERE:

  • Crowley - Day: 6/17/2024 - 8/02/2024
     
  • Crowley - Night: 7/08/2024 - 9/04/2024
     
  • Morgan City/Baldwin - Day: 7/08/2024 - 8/23/2024
     
  • New Iberia - Day: 8/05/2024 - 9/20/2024
     
  • Abbeville - Day: 9/09/2024 - 10/25/2024
     
  • Opelousas - Day: 7/01/2024 - 8/16/2024

COST: $5,650 (You may qualify for tuition assistance. Contact 337-521-9028 or workforce@solacc.edu for information).

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current Driver's License (with no holds or suspensions)
  • Social Security Card
  • DOT Physical
  • Class A Learner's Permit with required Tanker Endorsement
  • DOT Drug Screen Results
  • 18+
  • No High School, GED or HiSET required.*

*A high school or HiSET diploma is required for most financial aid grant applications.

OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR TRAINING:

  • 7-Week Day Program (Crowley, Abbeville, Morgan City, New Iberia, and Opelousas campuses)
  • 8 1/2-Week Night Program (Crowley campus)
  • Assessment & Refresher Programs
  • 3rd Party Testing with Truck Rental

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The American Trucking Association estimates a shortage of 50,000 truck drivers. Companies are hiring and offering good benefits and pay. Take advantage of this opportunity to drive your way to a better life for you and your family.

Average Salaries:

  • Supervisor of Transportation Worker: $57,550
  • Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver: $47,000
  • Industrial Truck & Tractor Operator: $40,710
  • Light Truck Driver: $36,430

(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana Average Salary 2021)

CONTACT

To discuss tuition assistance options and enrollment steps, fill out this Contact Form, or get in touch with us at:

Economic & Workforce Development Division

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