Training at Gaston College is provided through a partnership with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Hudson, NC. CCC&TI started training drivers in 1990 with one truck and a few students. Today they have over 70 pieces of equipment and have graduated over 2,000 CDL drivers in the past 10 years. At present Gaston College offers only full-time day classes requiring 8.5 weeks to complete.

Schedule & Registration

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Truck Driver Training Schedule

Days: Monday – Friday
Times: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Training Location:  Old Carolina Freight Terminal, Cherryville, NC




Start Date

End Date

July 18, 2018

July 26, 2018

Aug. 9, 2018

Oct. 12, 2018


Sept. 27, 2018

Oct. 3, 2018

Oct. 15, 2018

Dec. 20, 2018


Jan. 3, 2019

Jan. 10, 2019

Jan. 22, 2019

Mar. 26, 2019


Apr. 2, 2019

Apr. 9, 2019

Apr. 23, 2019

June 26, 2019



Gaston College (PTDI Certified – May 2012)

Registration Location

Gaston College
201 Highway 321 South
Dallas, NC 28034-1499


From I-85, take exit 17 (HWY 321). As you exit the ramp, take a left at the red light and travel north on Highway 321. You will pass two traffic lights and pass over a bridge. About 1/4 mile past the bridge, take the Gaston College exit ramp. At the top of the ramp, turn left and follows the road to the traffic circle. Take the first exit right off the circle to go to the main part of campus. Follow Truck Driver signs.

Training Location

Old Carolina Freight Terminal
1201 East Church Street
Cherryville, NC 28021


Traveling Hwy 321 South, take exit #24. Turn right to 2nd light. Turn left onto Hwy 150 west. Follow 150 West into Cherryville. The old Carolina Freight Terminal is on the right.

From Hwy 321 North (exit 17 off I-85) go to the next exit pass Gaston College exit as mentioned above. This is the Dallas Cherryville Highway 279. Follow Hwy 279 west to the 1st light in Cherryville. Turn right, cross railroad tracks to light. Terminal is directly across the road in front of you.