Truck Driving


2016-2017 Completion 95% Placement 92%

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Crossville Tennessee, along with TLD Logistics Services, Inc. is offering a seven week truck driving school for less than $1000. Financial Aid may be available to those who qualify. Additional cost include CDL health card and five panel drug test. This course is divided into two (2) sessions. The first session consists of three (3) weeks (90 hours) of classroom instruction at TCAT-Crossville. At TCAT-C, students learn road safety, defensive driving, trip planning and logging, atlas reading, DOT specifications, and the pre/post trip inspection process. Upon completion, students will be ready to test for the Class A CDL Learners Permit.

Upon completion of classroom instruction portion, and having received a learner’s permit, the participant will begin four (4) weeks (126 hours) of training with a TLD driving instructor. Students will be behind the wheel learning how to maneuver and back a tractor-trailer rig and will receive “over the road” driver training. This instruction will take place at TLD’s practice lot and on the streets and highways in and around Crossville.

Upon successful completion of the class, TLD will provide a third party tester and the equipment necessary to complete the CDL testing.

REQUIREMENTS: The following criteria must be completed before you are given a start date, with the exception of the drug test which is due the week before you start the class. You must pass the drug test. If you do not pass the drug test you will not be able to attend the class.

Step 1: Be 21 years of age

Step 2: Proof of U.S. Citizenship

Step 3: TLD approval (DMV check and Certified Background Check)

Step 4: Obtain Class D Driver License 

Step 5: Obtain CDL Health Card (do not obtain drug test at this time)

Step 6: Obtain DOT 5 panel drug test (must be less than one week old as of actual start date of TDP class)



Information Detail
Time Commitment Part Time
Typical Program Length 2 Months
Clock Hours 216
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $1,024.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $0.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Truck Driving 216Certificate

Campus Locations

Main Campus
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555

Job Duties

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight GVW . May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 60,150

Current job openings per year: 1,660


Tommy Burdick

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