Trenholm State Community College

CDL/ Truck Driving

The Truck Driving program at H. Councill Trenholm State Community College is designed to prepare the student to operate vehicles requiring a commercial driver’s license. A six-week, non-credit Truck Driving program is offered that utilizes the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) model curriculum as the foundation for training and takes the student from basic through advanced operation of a tractor/trailer. Additionally, courses taught include safe operation practices and non-vehicle activities (which are not directly related to the vehicle) which must be performed by the operator. Information is presented in an intensive question and answer format and hands-on training to provide the most efficient and cost-effective method for preparing a student for a commercial driver’s license.


  • Students entering the Truck Driving Program must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Successfully pass a DOT physical which includes a drug screen.
  • Present a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).
  • Prior to being enrolled, students may obtain the Alabama Commercial Drivers Learner’s License. 
  • Students are subject to DOT random drug testing rules.

For more information, contact the CDL office at 334-420-4411.

Truck Driving Program Calendar 2019 - 2020

Truck Driving Calendar

Training Cost
$2,800 for the Class A License class (please see costs associated with the program)*

5 days a week, 30 hours per week - 6 weeks

Financial Assistance
100% of funding is available through the Alabama Career Center. For information regarding eligibility and application for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), find your local career center.  Tell them you are interested in attending the CDL/Truck Driving class here at Trenholm State Community College.

Truck Driving Training Center (map)
5420 Troy Highway
Montgomery, AL 36116

Program Details: CDL/ Truck Driving

Program Contact
Dean Faust
Program Coordinator/Instructor

  • Training - $1,985.00 (To reserve your seat, registration and payment are required.)
  • Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) - $5.75
    Alabama Department of Public Safety
    301 South Ripley Street
    Montgomery, AL   36102
  • Learner’s Permit - $36.25
  • License Class A - $66.25
  • DOT Physical and Drug Screen - $45.00 - $100.00

Registration Steps

  1. Register and Pay - Application for Non-Credit Course

    Payment Options
    Self Pay - Cash, Credit Card, or Check is an accepted form of payment.
    WIOA - For information concerning WIOA funding to cover the cost of this program, find your local career center.  Tell them you are interested in attending the CDL/Truck Driving class here at Trenholm State Community College.

  2. Required Documents for the Truck Driving Program

How to Register for Truck Driving Checklist?
CDL Physical and Drug Screens Locations

Truck Driving Third Party Testing

History of

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

Contact Trenholm State

1-866-753-4544 334-420-4200 or email us

Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108