Truck Driver Training

Earning Potential

Start your CDL career TODAY! According to the 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics, median hourly earnings of tractor-trailer drivers was $18.16. Entry level truck drivers have the potential to earn between $45,000-$67,000 annually. The trucking industry is a high demand field. Many trucking companies offer the opportunity to be pre-hired prior to graduation. We offer job placement assistance as well! Many of our graduates are employed upon completion of their CDL with reputable companies such as Werner, SWIFT, and TransAM. 

Training Highlights

CDL training prepares you for a position in the trucking industry. This program is designed for individuals with little or no commercial driving experience. Parkland College Truck Driver Training includes everything you need to receive a Commercial Driver's License:

You will receive:

  • DOT physical and medical card
  • Commercial Learners Permit
  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • 120 Hours of Hands-On Learning with Behind the Wheel Training
  • Certificate of Completion


The program is designed to be completed in 160 training hours. We offer flexible schedules and hands on training to accommodate most students' schedules and learning style.
 

Day Class: FULL TIME
Schedule: Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Duration: 4 Weeks
Curriculum: 40 hours classroom training and 120 hours behind the wheel training

Night Class: PART TIME
Schedule: Monday-Friday from 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Duration: 8 Weeks
Curriculum: 40 hours classroom training and 120 hours behind the wheel training

Start your CDL career TODAY! Please contact us to schedule your appointment.

Branch Manager: Brittany Patton
Office: 1315 N. Mattis Ave. (J Building)
Phone: 217-353-2106
Email: bpatton@parkland.edu
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm              

"Do it, get in the program, listen to the instructors, and you can't fail."
- Craig Roppel, CDL Graduate