Truck Driving


Completion 96% Placement 100% Licensure 98%

TCAT enrolls each month into the seven week program. This is a full time program, Monday-Friday 7:45-3:00 pm. The course is divided into two sessions. The first session consist of three weeks of classroom instruction at TCAT Crossville. After completing the class work and receiving a learner’s permit, you will begin four weeks of training with a TLD driving instructor. This instruction will take place at TLD’s practice lot and on the streets and highways in and around Crossville.

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. All students that attend school will have to register with the Clearinghouse before they can take their drug test/participate in the driving part of the class. 

Step 1:  Must be 21 years of age & a U.S. Citizen

Step 2:  Must have a valid Tennessee driver’s License

Step 3:  Fill out TCAT online application at

Step 4:  Fill out TLD application at

Step 5:  Pass DMV check and certified background check

Step 5:  Apply for financial aid at

Step 6:  After TCAT contacts you about your approval to attend the program, you will obtain your DOT physical.

Step 7:  Turn in DOT physical & copy of driver’s license to TCAT admissions department

Step 8:  TCAT will contact student with a start date.

Step 9:  One week prior to class starting, you will be notified by the Instructor to obtain your drug test. The instructor     will give all instructions and information needed to obtain the correct drug test from the correct facility.

Cost/Financial Aid: Financial aid is available for the program if you have been a TN resident for at least a year and never have used the lottery scholarship at a TCAT before. If eligible the lottery scholarship will cover $667 of the $1063 cost of the program. You can visit your local career center to see if you qualify for help with the remainder of the cost. See Alison Nunley or Tammie McCloud in Student Services for additional information regarding financial aid assistance, 931-484-7502. Out of pocket costs:  DOT physical, drug test, DOT learner’ permit, and licensure. All students that attend school will have to register with the Clearinghouse before they can take their drug test/participate in the driving part of the class.


If you have any questions regarding the Truck Driving program please contact the Instructor, Anthony Luttrell at or TCAT Ext. 168. 

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age, status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Stacy Johnson, vice president,, 931-484-7502, or The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville policy on nondiscrimination can be found at





Information Detail
Time Commitment Part Time
Typical Program Length 2 Months
Clock Hours 216
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $1,077.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $0.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Truck Driving 216Certificate

All students that attend school will have to register with the Clearinghouse before they can take their drug test/participate in the driving part of the class.

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 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license. Includes tow truck drivers.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 69,150

Current job openings per year: 8,470


First Trimester: 
TRK 0001 Worker Characteristic
TRK 1010 Orientation
TRK 1020 Map Reading
TRK 1030 DOT Regulations and Logging
TRK 1040 Sbst Abse & Bld Borne Pathogen
TRK 1050 Vehicle & Vehicle Comp Orient
TRK 1060 Safety
TRK 1070 Couple and Uncouple
TRK 1080 Backing
TRK 1090 Road Driving
TRK 1100 Weather and Road Conditions
TRK 1110 Public Relations
TRK 1120 Freight Documents
TRK 1130 Cargo Handling
TRK 1140 General
Truck Driving - Certificate 216 Hours


Anthony Luttrell

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