CDL Training
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Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training: Class A Tractor Trailer

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Towards a New Career!

CDL TRAINING at South Texas Vocational Technical Institute

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute’s CDL Training Class A Tractor Trailer program prepares students for careers in commercial driving and transportation. Our hands-on training helps prepare students to fulfill Texas CDL requirements*. Our CDL Training program is available at our Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, and San Antonio campuses.
Award Type: Certificate
Program Length: 160 hours, 1-2 months
*STVT does not guarantee third-party licenses. Requirements for taking and passing third-party exams are subject to change without prior notice to STVT. STVT cannot guarantee graduates will be eligible to take licensure exams, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

What Can I Do After Completing This Program & Obtaining a CDL?

Licensed graduates of our CDL Class A Tractor Trailer program may find work as:
  • Tractor-Trailer Drivers
  • Long Haul Drivers
While we cannot guarantee employment or salary, our career services team can help graduates explore placement opportunities.

The STVT Experience

Everyone has their own career path. At STVT, we’re committed to helping you find yours. Gain confidence in yourself and your new skills with our hands-on approach to education. We’ll help prepare you to meet employer and industry demands.
Convenient Program Options
Our convenient program options make it easier for you to reach your goals.

Training from Industry Experienced Instructors
Our instructors combine their technical skills with knowledge gained on the job to help you better prepare for your new career.

Career Services Assistance
Our career services team helps our students explore job placement opportunities, prepare for upcoming interviews, revise their resumes, and more.

Program Requirements

Commercial Truck Driving is regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the state. Commercial truck drivers are subject to strict standards such as:
  • Having a valid driver’s license at the time of enrollment and during their training period
  • Being 21 years old to drive state-to-state (interstate classification)
  • Passing the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) physical and consent to drug testing prior to starting training and randomly throughout training
  • Being able to read, speak, and write English well enough to pass the Commercial Driver’s License test, converse with the general public, understand highway signs and signals, respond to official questions, and make entries on reports and records


The reason why I chose STVT was, of course, like anybody else – to benefit my future and to work hard for my children. It appealed to me because I was able to work hands-on and that’s the kind of learner that I am.


Maria “Crystal” Esquivel, Comb. Welding Grad., May 2017, San Antonio Campus

Career Services was outstanding at STVT. The school has a good rapport with a lot of these companies – so these companies are more often willing to work with the school and to take on students because they know the quality of education that we receive here at STVT.


Joshua Paul Barajas, HVAC Grad., May 2017, San Antonio Campus

Ready to Enroll?

STVT offers skills-based career training to help prepare you to better your life. Our flexible scheduling and affordable options make it a great place for you to pursue your certificate in Commercial Driving. Speak with an admissions representative today!


Program accredited
by the National Center for
Construction Education and Research.

Program accredited
by the National Center for
Construction Education and Research.


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