Truck Driver Training

Truck Driver Training Program

Gaston College’s Truck Driver Training program is being offered through a partnership with Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute. Our Truck Driver Training program consists of classroom instruction, range driving, and road driving to prepare students for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) final test. At the end of the class, our third-party testers will administer the CDL final test.

Truck Driver Training

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Class A-CDL Truck Driver Training Schedule 2024

Sept 19th 
at 10 am
Dalpiaz Bldg.
Room 208
Gaston College
Dallas Campus
Sept 26th Oct 14th Dec 18th Mon-Wed


Link below to Dallas Campus Map to locate the Dalpiaz Bldg., 600 Rhodes Perimeter Dr.
Link to Dallas Campus

The total cost for class tuition is $1,999.00. There are additional costs to obtain your DOT Physical, DOT Drug Screen, Class A CDL Permit, and Class A CDL License, these fees are not included in the total cost for tuition. The cost of the DOT Physical and DOT Drug Screen will vary by the healthcare agency of choice. The cost of the Class A CDL Permit is $64.75, and the Class A CDL License is $107.50 by the NCDMV. 

Classes are held at International Express Trucking, Inc. 1201 E Church St, Cherryville, NC.

Admission Requirements

  • Attend the required orientation session.
  • Class A CDL Permit from the DMV is required by the second week of class.
    • The Class A CDL Permit is needed to complete the range and road driving part of the class.
  • Must hold a valid Driver’s License with no limiting restrictions.
  • One of the following, High School Diploma or GED or pass a Reading Placement Test.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Pass a DOT Physical and hold a valid 1-year minimum DOT medical card.
    • Proof of medical card must be turned in on the first day of class.
  • Pass a DOT Drug Screen within 30 days of the first day of class.
    • Proof of negative drug screen results must be turned in on the first day of class.

Tuition Payment Process

  • Payments must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order.
  • You may pay by one of the following options:
  • Option 1 – Pay in Full:
    • $1,999 paid in full on day of registration
  • Option 2 – Payment Plan:
    • $529 payment due on day of registration
    • $735 payment due on the first day of class
    • $735 payment due on the 5th week of class

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you offer weekend or night classes? No.
  • Does Financial Aid (FAFSA) cover this class? No.
  • Do you offer Scholarships? You must pay for the class. If scholarship funds are available, you will be given the opportunity to apply. If approved, the funds will be paid separately by the end of the class.
  • Do you do job placement? We work with many major carriers and local trucking companies that will hire our graduates. Recruiters from these companies also visit our classes.