Commercial Truck Driving
The Commercial Truck Driving program prepares participants for employment in the field of transportation. The participant will learn Department of Transportation rules and regulations, Mississippi requirements for obtaining a commercial driver's license, and the operations of a semi-tractor-trailer. Courses include both classroom and hands-on equipment training.
Tuition includes the testing and equipment fee for the State of Mississippi CDL driving test administered at Co-Lin
Contact the Workforce Center for enrollment questions at 601-643-8707.
Wesson Campus | Simpson County Center
Duration: 4 weeks of training, with driving test scheduled the following week
Registration for the class is not complete until all application documents are submitted, and all fees are paid.
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- High School Graduate/GED equivalent
- CDL "Class A" Permit
Steps for obtaining a CDL "Class A" Permit:
- Register and complete the "Entry Level Drivers Training" online course: Click to register.
- Official Medical Examination Report Form MCSA-5875 (for Commercial Driver Medical Certification) completed and signed by participant AND medical examiner
- U.S. Department Of Transportation Drug And Alcohol Testing MIS Data Collection Form completed and signed by the participant and a certifying official
- Make permit test appointment online telegov.egov.com…
- Visit the MISSISSIPPI DRIVER SERVICE BUREAU (Hwy Patrol Office) for your assessment
- Submit a photo, copy, or scan of your CDL " Class A" permit
- Registration Question? Call the Workforce Center: 601-643-8707
- Students will be prepared for the road test plus skills assessment for a Class “A” (CDL) license.
- College completion certificate
- Entry Level Driver's Training certification as required by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (theory and driving time)
Entry-Level Driver Training Theory: Online Learning
Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements for CDL Applicants: The new Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations require that all entry-level drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) receive training from a provider listed on FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry.
Beginning February 7, 2022, to be eligible to take required skills or knowledge tests, commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicants must have completed applicable entry-level driver training from a registered training provider.
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):
Mississippi Driver's Service Bureau: https://www.driverservicebureau.dps.ms.gov/Drivers/Classes_A-D
Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements for CDL Applicants: https://www.driverservicebureau.dps.ms.gov/sites/default/files/2022-02/ELDT-Applicability-Factsheet_508.pdf