Georgia Truck Driving Schools
There are many truck driving careers in Georgia. You have many industries to choose from and many employers who will offer you employment and all you need is a CDL.



Salary & Career Outlook



Earnings for a truck driving career in Georgia are $38,960 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). This salary is just a little higher than the national average and you have the ability to impact your earnings even more. You can choose the industry you want to drive in and even to be an owner operator.

The career outlook for this career is higher than many with a growth estimate of 21 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of the various modes of transportation companies have, trucking is generally the most practical and the most affordable.

Before you enroll in a CDL training course, you will want to consider the many industries available in Georgia, including general freight, cement, grocery and courier. Each of the industries has perks and requirements that they have to get hired in the industry, so its a good idea to know what you need prior to getting your CDL.

Benefits to Working in a Truck Driving Career



To access the majority of jobs, you only need your CDL. While more experience can get you the higher paying jobs, it still only requires a CDL. You wont need a 2 or 4-year degree, which can save you a lot on student loans.

Important Laws & Regulations



Applying for a CDL in Georgia follows a specific process. You must be at least 18 years of age and if you wish to be an interstate truck driver, you must be at least 21. Also, if you wish to have the HAZMAT endorsement on your license, you must submit to a background check by the TSA.

There is a mandatory revocation that you need to be aware of in Georgia. If you are convicted of a violation three times, you will be declared a habitual violator and your CDL could be revoked for 5 years. If you are unfit to drive, either by disease or physical disability or a drug addiction, you could also face mandatory revocation in the state.

Each CDL also has add-ons. Both can get the hazardous material, Haz-Mat, endorsement which allows the driver to haul dangerous materials. This is a separate test and must be taken each time the driver renews his license. The class B CDL has a passenger endorsement which certifies the driver to drive school buses and tour buses.

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Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Georgia CDL Requirements

In the state of Georgia, if you want to drive a vehicle, of any combination, that has a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) that is over 26,000 pounds as long as the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicle that is being towed is over 10,000 pounds, you must obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

After you have been trained, and have studied the commercial driver's manual, you can apply for your commercial driver's license. The application is two pages long and you must attach a photo of yourself to the application. You must be at least 18 years old to apply. If you are 18 years old, however, you will only be allowed to drive in Georgia. After you turn 21 that restriction can be lifted by going to an examination station in Georgia. Then you will be able to driver interstate. When applying you will need to provide the Georgia Department of Driver's Services (DDS) with your current, valid driver's license, your social security card, and your birth certificate or green card.

After the application process you must take both a written and a driving test. The written test can be taken at a driver's license office that is closest to where you live. The driving test, though, can only be taken, by appointment only, at a Georgia Department of Driver's Services in Albany, Between, Brunswick, Dalton, Gainesville, Jackson, Milledgeville or Thomson. Depending on the endorsements you need, additional skills and knowledge tests may need to be taken. For instance, if you drive a truck with air brakes, an endorsement is needed. You will need a Hazmat endorsement if you will be transporting hazardous materials, plus you will be required to have a background check done by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

In order to drive interstate with a Class A CDL, you are required to pass a physical exam, our vision must be at least 20/40, even with glasses, you cannot be colorblind, and in each eye you must have a 70-degree field of vision. If you pass your physical exam you will receive a medical certificate from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). This certificate must be carried with you at all times.


Bradford-Union Vo-Tech



609 N. Orange St.
Starke,FL


Accident Free America



3050 Macon Rd. Ste 1042


Columbus
,GA


Alliance



324 Industrial Blvd.


McDonough
,GA


Albany Tech



1704 South Slappey Blvd.


Albany
,GA


Altamaho Tech



1777 West West Cherry St.


Jessup
,GA


Altamaha Tech Truck Driver Training



1711 County Farm Rd.


Baxley
,GA


America's Driving Force



4295 Thurmond Rd.


Forest Park
,GA


America's Driving Force



P. O. Box 16845


Atlanta
,GA


America's Driving Force of Georgia



4180 Moreland Ave. (HWY 42)


Conley
,GA


Americas Truck Driving School



2223 Blanchard Blvd.


Columbus
,GA


Athens Tech



1317 Athens Hwy.


Elberton
,GA


Atlanta Tech



1560 Metropolitan Pkwy.


Atlanta
,GA


Atlanta Truck Driving School, Inc.



2251 Sylvan Road


East Point
,GA


Atlantic CDL Training Center, L.L.C.



350 Old Oxford Road


Covington
,GA


CDI Truck Driver Institute



100 Industrial Park Drive


Forsyth
,GA


CDL of GA, L.L.C.



846 Jefferson Highway


Winder
,GA


Central Truck Driving Academy



1545 Cedar Grove Rd.


Conley
,GA


Chattahoochee Tech



5198 Ross Rd.


Acworth
,GA


Commercial Driver Institute



1601 Pecan Lane


Albany
,GA


Commercial Driver Institute



780 Baconsfield Dr.


Macon
,GA


Commercial Driver Training



3301 Perkins Rd.


Augusta
,GA


CSRA Transportation



5226 Wrightsboro Rd. Suite C


Grovetown
,GA


Daly's Truck Driver Training School



2314 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.


Buford
,GA


Daly's Truck Driver Training



6760 Jimmy Carter Blvd. #100


Norcross
,GA


Daly's Truck Driving School



3405 Sweetwater Rd.


Lawrenceville
,GA


Daly's Truck Driving School



2000 Lakewood Ave. SE Bldg. 3


Atlanta
,GA


Dekalb Tech Institute



495 N. Indian Creek Rd.


Clarkston
,GA


Georgia Driving Academy



1449 VFW Dr.


Conyers
,GA


Georgia Driving Academy, Inc.



1018 Morris Road


Columbus
,GA


Georgia Northwestern Tech



1151 Hwy. 53 Spur SW


Calhoun
,GA


Georgia Northwestern Tech



265 Bicentennial Trail


Rock Springs
,GA


Georgia Piedmont Tech



6720 Marbut Rd.


Lithonia
,GA


Good To Go



3981 North Martin Way


Lithia Springs
,GA


Great Southern Driving



329 Cottonwood Mill Road


Tunnel Hill
,GA


Katlaw Corporation, Inc.



5000 Austell Powder Springs


Austell
,GA


Mexico Truck Driving School



2251 Sylvan Rd.


East Point
,GA


Middle Georgia Tech



80 Cohen Walker Dr.


Warner Robins
,GA


Millis Training Institute



60 Carson Loop


Cartersville
,GA


Moultrie Tech



52 Tech Dr.


Tifton
,GA


MTA



4210 Moreland Ave.


Conley
,GA


North Georgia Tech Truck Driver Training



1500 Hwy. 197 N.


Clarkesville
,GA


Oconee Fall Line Tech



560 Pinehill Road


Dublin
,GA


Oconee Fall Line Tech



1678 Kaolin Rd.


Sandersville
,GA


Ogeechee Tech



107 North Duval St.


Claxton
,GA


O'geechee Tech Truck Driver Training



1 Joe Kennedy Blvd.


Statesboro
,GA


Okefenokee Tech



1701 Carswell Ave.


Waycross
,GA


Savannah Tech Truck Driver Training



2219 Gambie Rd.


Savannah
,GA


Savannah Tech Truck Driver Training



2890 Hwy. 21 S


Rincon
,GA


South Georgia Tech



900 South Georgia Tech Pkwy.


Americus
,GA


Southeastern Tech



1400 Harris Industrial Blvd.


Vidalia
,GA


Southern Crescent



1578 Hwy. 16 W


Jackson
,GA


Southern Crescent Tech



1533 Hwy. 19 South


Thomaston
,GA


Truck Driver Institute, Inc.



100 Industrial Park Dr.


Forsyth
,GA


TTT Truck Drivers School



131 Debbie Court


Macon
,GA


Walker Tech Truck Driver Training



265 Bicentennial Trl


Rock Spring
,GA


West Central Technical College



Carroll Campus
997 South Hwy. 16


Carrollton
,GA


Wiregrass Tech



1655 Kellog Drive


Douglas
,GA


Wiregrass Tech



4089 Val Tech Rd.


Valdosta
,GA