TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL IN TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI
Our program is affordable and teaches you everything you need to know about passing your CDL exam and getting your license in just 3 weeks. After 3 short weeks at one of the best truck driving schools in Mississippi you will have your Class A CDL license.
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Truck Driver Institute’s Class A CDL training in Tupelo is well-known as one of the most respected truck driving schools in Mississippi. Serving the area for over 16 years, the 10+ acre facility is a spacious, modern training center.
3-WEEK TRAINING. Over 86% JOB PLACEMENT.
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One of the Best Truck Driving Schools in Mississippi
Unlike other truck driving schools in Mississippi we aren’t here to take your money and waste your time. That is why in 3 short weeks you have a Class A CDL license. Our classes are taught by industry experts who change the class to meet each students’ individual learning needs.
We pre-screen all of our students to make sure they fit the requirements of one of our partner carrying companies, this is something that other truck driving schools in Mississippi don’t do. We do this to ensure that our students have a job after graduation.
With our over 86% job placement rating, it’s no surprise that we’re one of the best truck driving schools in Mississippi. Many of our students receive job offers before they graduate. If you don’t receive an offer, no need to worry because we have free hiring services for all of our students and graduates. From the first day, we set you up with a staff member who works with you to find the best fit for you. If you later find that job no longer works for you, come back to us and we can find you something else.
We are affordable, most truck driving schools in Mississippi want too much money up-front, but we have incredibly reasonable prices and even offer discounts to Veterans.If you don’t live in the Tupelo area, you can visit any of our other 11 locations, or, we offer lodging for our out-of-town students.
With our 10+ acres of land, we have ample space to do all of our training and testing on site and our facilities are modern. We teach automatic driving as well as manual to make sure you are well-rounded and will excel no matter where you end up. At this, one of the best truck driving schools in Mississippi we teach you everything you need to know.
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Courses are a mixture of classroom and behind-the-wheel training to ensure that you leave our training facilities with the skills, knowledge and experience that major transportation companies are looking for from their rookie drivers.
While training at the Tupelo training facility, you will learn both the technical and the operational aspects of driving a semi-truck. Some of the technical information you will learn will include maintaining driver logs, reading maps, trip planning and conducting a pre-trip safety inspection of your vehicle. The hands-on portion of our training program puts you behind the wheel of a full-sized 18 wheeler while you learn shifting techniques, turning maneuvers and safely backing up the vehicle. Once you’ve mastered handling of the tractor trailer forwards and backwards, you’ll be tested on-site for your Mississippi Class A CDL License!
Our Mississippi Truck Driving School Offers Class A, B & C CDL Training
Although we focus more on the Class A CDL here at TDI, we also offer training for the Class B CDL. Here’s a breakdown for each license and what types of vehicles they allow you to operate:
Class A CDL
This Class A CDL is the most advanced CDL you can obtain. That’s because it allows you to drive everything up to a truck capable of towing a trailer with a GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of 10,000 pounds and over. The standard 18 wheeler requires a Class A commercial drivers license.
Note that a Class A CDL allows you to drive everything up to a full-sized semi-truck. That means you’re cleared to drive every vehicle that Class B and C drivers can operate. We recommend that new drivers go for the Class A license even if they’re not interested in long-haul trucking with a full-sized truck. A Class A CDL is required to drive over state lines with that large cargo.
Class B CDL
This Class B CDL allows you to drive a vehicle which can carry less than 10,000 pounds GVWR and has a single-axle trailer. This means Class B drivers can drive all kinds of busses, box trucks, deliver trucks, dump trucks, tilt beds, tour busses, passenger vans, and more!
We would also like to mention that the Class B CDL is restricted to the state in which it was issued, this means that you can’t drive between states to work long-haul jobs. On the other hand, it’s perfect for professionals who are seeking regional driving careers.
Class C CDL
The Class C CDL permits you to drive vehicles with GVWRs of less than 26,001 pounds, vehicles towing other vehicles that weigh less than 10,000 pounds, and vehicles that transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver.
The Class C CDL allows you to drive tank trucks, small trucks towing a trailer, passenger vans, and hazmat vehicles, provided you obtain the proper training and endorsements to do so. Class C CDLs are the least versatile commercial driving licenses you can receive. That’s why they may be more prevalent among people who have a particular need for a CDL, such as a job requirement that does not focus on driving.
Our Tupelo Truck Driving School Location
The Tupelo campus is conveniently located right off of Hwy. 45, just East of the Bancorp South Arena, making it easy to commute for your daily CDL training classes.
Don’t Live In the Tupelo Area?
Many of our students live out of area but still choose one of the most respected truck driving schools in Mississippi because of the high-quality training and established partnerships with major carriers throughout the United States. That’s why we offer lodging for our out-of-town students.