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Truck Driving Training

Accelerated Job Training,
Professional Development

Offered through Accelerated Job Training

@ Forest Park

The St. Louis Community College Professional Truck Driving Training Program defines excellence, backed by the 60-year reputation of a top regional community college. The program’s all-inclusive and accelerated training is at the intersection of superior quality and a competitive price. CDL-A and CDL-B training for individuals or Customized Truck Driving Training for your employees.

Driven by purpose and safety, not profit

Fueled by instructors with more than 50 years of combined experience, our program features a new training fleet of automatic transmission trucks and trailers, training equipment, and state-of-the-art simulators. 


STLCC’s Truck Driver Program delivers

  • Classroom and lab instruction emphasizing safety, DOT regulations, trip planning, pre-trip inspections and more
  • Several hours of mastering skilled backing maneuvers, as well as urban, rural and highway driving
  • Experience shifting gears on a simulator in a safe environment
  • A 4:1 student-teacher ratio
  • Highly respected training recognized by employers as thorough, individualized and effective preparation

This 160-hour program prepares students to enter the commercial driving industry as an over-the-road truck driver.
Class scholarships available through ARPA.* For those who do not qualify for ARPA, a self-pay option is available for $6,175.

CDL-A Class Schedule

Day class: 4 weeks | Mon.- Fri. | 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Evening class: 5 weeks | Mon.- Fri. | 4 -10  p.m. This is an accelerated training program.


CDL-A Program Cost

Tuition, DOT physical and medical exam covered through ARPA grant. CDL-A licensing is also included after a successful state test.


CDL-A Program Eligibility

The following items/steps/qualifications are required before the first day of class:

  • A valid driver's license
  • A recent copy of motor vehicle driving record for review (good driving record required)
  • A Commercial learner’s permit (Class A: general knowledge, air brakes and combination)
  • Participants must be 21 years of age or older with two years of driving experience
  • Upon enrollment, you will be sent for a Department of Transportation (DOT) drug test and DOT Physical. A negative DOT drug test and a successful DOT Physical are required to be eligible to drive a combination motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 26,000 lbs in class.
  • If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate a level of English language proficiency through STLCC's ESL Assessment.

*This product is supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP4542 awarded to the State of Missouri by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

This 56-hour program teaches students to drive smaller company trucks under 26,000 lbs. including dump trucks, garbage trucks and box trucks.

CDL-B Class Schedule

Day class: 7 days | Mon.- Fri. | 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


CDL-B Program Cost

Day class: $3500

DOT physical & medical exam: $175


CDL-B Program Eligibility

The following items/steps/qualifications are required before the first day of class:

  • A valid driver's license
  • A recent copy of motor vehicle driving record for review (good driving record required)
  • A Commercial learner’s permit (Class B: general knowledge, air brakes and tanker)
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older with two years of driving experience
  • Upon enrollment, you will be sent for a Department of Transportation (DOT) drug test and DOT Physical. A negative DOT drug test and a successful DOT Physical are required to be eligible to drive a combination motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 26,000 lbs in class.
  • If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate a level of English language proficiency through STLCC's ESL Assessment.

This 72-hour program teaches students to drive smaller company trucks under 26,000 lbs. including dump trucks, garbage trucks and box trucks. Funded by ARPA.*

CDL-B with Hazmat Class Schedule

Day class: 9 days | Mon.- Fri. | 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


CDL-B with Hazmat Program Cost

Program is fully funded by ARPA with no cost to students. Includes DOT physical and medical exam, TSA finger printing and TSA background screening.


CDL-B with Hazmat Program Eligibility

The following items/steps/qualifications are required before the first day of class:

  • A valid driver's license
  • A recent copy of motor vehicle driving record for review (good driving record required)
  • A Commercial learner’s permit (Class B: general knowledge, air brakes and tanker)
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older with two years of driving experience
  • Upon enrollment, you will be sent for a Department of Transportation (DOT) drug test and DOT Physical. A negative DOT drug test and a successful DOT Physical are required to be eligible to drive a combination motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 26,000 lbs in class.
  • If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate a level of English language proficiency through STLCC's ESL Assessment.

*This product is supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP4542 awarded to the State of Missouri by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Comprehensive training with certified results

Delivering results for the long haul, our extensive hands-on training includes everything from basic straight-line backing to navigating the busy public roadways. Our program prepares drivers for real-world scenarios, ensuring that your employees will be safe and skilled drivers.


Empower your workforce with the skills to drive the public roadways safely and confidently.

80- or 120-hour training for CDL-A depending on the type of truck and trailer used. Our expandable CDL-B training is a 56-hour program that can include a Hazardous Materials endorsement along with a Hazmat Emergency Response Guidebook for a 72-hour training program.

Our fully customizable training allows greater flexibility by using:

  • Our equipment or your own.
  • Our extensive range training area or at your own site.

Get started with Customized Truck Driving Training

Pricing estimates depend on the equipment and locations used for training. 

Please contact Bahi Talundzic at italundzic@stlcc.edu or 314-644-9786 for more details.


Get Started with Truck Driver CDL Training

Complete an online application and attend an information session. Download the fact sheet and intake checklist to learn more about this program and prepare for upcoming classes.

  1. Complete online application.
  2. Attend an information session on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. to begin the enrollment process.
  3. Download the Truck Driving Information packet.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in the Professional Truck Driving program at St. Louis Community College - Forest Park. Please attend an in-person information session at Forest Park to learn about eligibility and program details. A tour will be provided. If you are unable to attend a session, please provide the following information and the coordinator will contact you.
 

CDL Resource Links

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Truck Driving Jobs in Missouri

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