Arkansas Truck Driving Schools

There’s a big demand for qualified truck drivers across the US - over 300,000 openings. Those interested in driving can expect to make up to $57,000 a year based on their skill and seniority with a company. Be an independent owner-operator or work for a shipping company - there are many options available. It is a good idea to enroll at any one of the 28 truck driving schools in Arkansas to get trained for the job.

Criteria to start driving:

First off, drivers have to get a commercial driver’s license (CDL) before they can work as truckers in Arkansas. The DMV requires interested parties to get a commercial instruction permit which is valid for 6 months. There are 3 classes of licenses - A, B and C. Drivers have to be at least 18 years old to qualify. Qualification times for getting CDL licenses vary on an individual basis - whether one is an experienced driver, if they have any problems on their driving record, etc.

What to expect:

Truck driving schools in the state of Arkansas offer intensive 5 week courses in which students are taught everything about driving, the written exam, truck care and maintenance. The course includes instructions on Freight handling, Loading cargo and securing, Defensive driving procedures and also safety. The course costs around $2500. Loans and scholarships are available to those interested.

Federal Requirements:

Under new federal regulations, those transporting hazardous materials on the job have to undergo a background check and also get fingerprinted. This is to protect regular citizens from potential terrorist threats. If you get disqualified, there is an appeals process. Some of the reasons for disqualification could be crimes related to murder, arson, robbery, kidnapping and others.

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List of Arkansas Truck Driving Schools

Cotton Bowl Tech Truck Driver Trg

PO Box 36
Burdette, Arkansas 72321
PH: 870-563-5110

Cossatot Tech College Truck Driver Training

PO Box 960
De Queen, Arkansas 71832
PH: 870-584-4471

South Arkansas Cc Truck Driver Training

3696 E Main St
El Dorado, Arkansas 71730
PH: 870-862-4926

Timberland Tech Truck Driver Training

PO Box 575
Fordyce, Arkansas 71742
PH: 870-352-8994

Crowley's Ridge Truck Driver Training

PO Box 925
Forrest City, Arkansas 72336
PH: 870-633-5411

Westark College

PO Box 3649 / 5210 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913
PH: 501-788-7746

North Arkansas Tech

Pioneer Ridge North Campus
Harrison, Arkansas 72601
PH: 870-743-3000

International School

2500 South Main
Hope, AR 71802
PH: 870-722-8148

University Truck Center

4601 S University Ave
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
PH: 501-562-0589

Delta Tech Institute

PO Box 280
Marked Tree, Arkansas 72365
PH: 870-358-2117

Ozarka Tech Truck Driver Training

218 South Drive
Melbourne, Arkansas 72556
PH: 870-368-7371

Arkansas State University

7648 Victory Blvd / PO Box 1120
Newport, Arkansas 72112
PH: 870-512-7884

MTA Arkansas State University

7648 Victory Blvd.
Newport, Arkansas 72112
PH: 870-512-7888

Nw Technical Institute Truck Driver Trg

PO Box A
Springdale, Arkansas 72765
PH: 501-751-0181

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