Truck Driving Academy
 

Lamar Institute of Technology's (LIT) Professional Driving Academy offers a Class "A" Commercial Driving License Training Program, a Class "B" Commercial Driving License Training Program, and Class A and Class B Refresher Courses. With a critical nationwide shortage of professional drivers, commercial truck driving opportunities for local, regional, and over-the-road (OTR) positions have never been better!
Start a new career by completing one of LIT's Professional Driving Academy courses,
Class "A" program in as little as six (6) weeks or
Class "B" program in as little as three (3) weeks and drive your career in a new direction!!

***** New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Requirements*****
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, such as LIT's Professional Driving Academy.

Beginning February 7, 2022, to be eligible to obtain your commercial driver's license (CDL), applicants must have completed entry-level driver (ELDT) training from a registered training provider.
All students are required to have their Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) before registering for the class. To prepare for the CLP test, use the link below to download Texas: Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver's Handbook.
The following three sections should be studied to pass General Knowledge of CLP testing:

  1. Introduction 1-1
  2. Driving Safely 2-1
  3. Transporting cargo safely 3-1

The following sections are also required to pass CLP testing:

  1. Air Brakes 5-1
  2. Combination Vehicles 6-1
  3. Special Requirements for Texas Commercial Vehicles

For more information about the program, including class dates, costs, and funding options, click here!
2022 CDL Class Schedules:

Class A Day Class 8 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday (6 Weeks) Class A Evening Class 5 PM- 9 PM Monday- Thursday (8 Weeks) Class B Day Class 8 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday (3 Weeks) Class B Evening (4 Weeks) Refreshers Courses / Restriction Removal
May 31, 2022- July 06, 2022 April 04, 2022- June 24, 2022 January 18, 2023- February 08, 2023 Upon Request Upon Request
July 11, 2022 - August 22, 2022 June 20, 2022- September 12, 2022  May 30, 2022 - June 20, 2022 Upon Request Upon Request
August 29, 2022- October 10, 2022

September 12, 2022- November 7, 2022

June 27, 2022 -July 15, 2022 Upon Request Upon Request
October 17, 2022-November 28, 2022 November 14, 2022- January 20, 2023 July 25, 2022-August 12, 2022 Upon Request Upon Request
December 05, 2002- January 23, 2023 TBD August 22, 2022 -September 9, 2022 Upon Request Upon Request
TBD TBD September 19, 2022 -October 14, 2022 Upon Request Upon Request

Course Options:
(Click on the course title below for additional details.) 

CDL Hazmat Online Training - $200

CDL Class A Theory - $200 

CDL Class B Theory - $200

Class “A” Commercial Driver License Training ( Automatic w/ Restriction) - $3,200

Class "A" Commercial Driver License Training( Without Restriction) - $3,500

Class "B" Commercial Driver License Training - $2,000

Refresher Course - $550 

Advanced Refresher Course - $1,000

Observation/Consultation/Evaluation - $10