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Carolina Trucking Academy

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Start a New Career or See the Country
Whether you are looking for a new career or just want to experience the open road, Carolina Trucking Academy is the place to start.  We prepare you for earning a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Our students graduate in just 4 weeks or 16 weekends (Saturday training only) with a starting income potential of up to $34,000 annually.  In addition, most carriers offer excellent benefit packages including life and health insurance, retirement plans, and paid vacations.  Some trucking lines offer a tuition reimbursement plan as well.

Admission Requirements
The requirements for admission at Carolina Trucking Academy are as follows:

  • Student must be 18 years of age. A student under the age of 21 cannot drive across state lines.
  • Must be physically qualified and drug free. A student must pass a DOT physical and drug screening upon enrollment.
  • Must have a valid North Carolina Driver's License or a Class A Learner's Permit.
  • Must have a valid Social Security number.

Students are selected on a first come, first served basis without regard to sex, race, creed, or national origin. We offer flexible class start dates and a low student-to-instructor ratio. 

CDL License EndorsementsThe North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles requires Carolina Trucking Academy to provide the student a minimum of 160 Hours of instruction before a student can receive a certificate of completion. Carolina Trucking Academy's curriculum exceeds the minimum hours required by NCDMV.

All Carolina Trucking Academy graduates will receive a certificate upon graduation.  Special recognition is given to the Honor Graduate of each class.

Classes of CDL
Class A Any combination of vehicles with gross vehicle weight rating, GVWR, of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the GVWR of the vehicle or vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
Class B Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more, or any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
Class C

Any vehicle not described in Class A or Class B above but is:

  • Designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; or
  • Used in transportation of hazardous materials that require the vehicle to be placarded under C.F.R., Part 172, subpart F.

CDL License Endorsements
Our instructors will also assist you in obtaining any special license endorsements you may need for your career in the trucking industry.

In addition to over-the-road driving, there are many other driving careers that require a commercial driver's license.

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