CDL Training in Louisiana at South Louisiana Community College

Friday, Sep 13 2019 Randall-Reilly Editor

peterbilt semi truck on the roadTruck driving students in Louisiana, here is a chance for you to train to become the next new truck driver in your neighborhood. Get started today to earn the best pay for new drivers stat. Here is a place where you can get CDL training via the Workforce Training services. South Louisiana Community College is providing truck drivers with Class A and Class B CDL training in several cities throughout the state. Find out what you need to know to get moving with truck driver training today thanks to Trucker Classifieds.

History of CDL Program at SLCC

Back in April 2018, South Louisiana Community College or SLCC announced it was expanding its new CDL training program. The associate VP for Economic and Workforce Development at the school, Jermaine Ford, said, “We’re continually looking at workforce demands throughout Acadiana and we’re finding that there may be a demand for our CDL program in Ville Platte and Evangeline Parish.”

The school started its first semester in Crowley and Morgan City. The program was a success, so the school added the Evangeline Parish to the program and then the New Iberia Parish in October 2018. Presently, you can attend CDL training at South Louisiana Community College at the following campus locations:

  • Acadia Parish at the Acadian Campus in Crowley, LA
  • Evangeline Parish at the CB Coreil Campus in Ville Platte, LA
  • Iberia Parish at the New Iberia Campus in New Iberia, LA
  • Iberia Parish at the International School of Aviation Excellence in New Iberia, LA
  • Lafayette Parish at the Lafayette Campus in Lafayette, LA
  • St. Landry Parish at the TH Harris Campus in Opelousas, LA
  • St. Martin Parish at the Evangeline Campus in St. Martinville, LA
  • St. Mary Parish at the Franklin Campus in Franklin, LA
  • St. Mary Parish at the Young Memorial Campus in Morgan City, LA
  • Terrebonne Parish at the Maritime and Corporate Training Center in Houma, LA
  • Vermillion Parish at the Gulf Area Campus in Abbeville, LA

As you can see, the school has an expansive network of training centers when it comes to training student drivers for a CDL in Louisiana. You practically can’t live too far away from this school. That means you can complete the training you need to get your Class A CDL without worrying about spending a fortune on travel or lodging expenses.

About Class A and Class B CDL Training

When you get ready to attend CDL training at SLCC here’s what you can expect to find. You start with choosing whether you want a Class A or Class B CDL. A Class A CDL will give you the skills you need to become an OTR truckload driver. A Class B CDL is for regional truckers who drive straight trucks and handle LTL freight. Once you decide on a Class A or B CDL you get to select how long you want to be in trucking school. The college offers CDL training for seven weeks during the weekday or 10 weeks during the evenings.

At the school, you receive 245 combination hours of classroom and behind the wheel training. That’s enough time to cover everything you need to know for the DOT rules and CDL exams. You train on pre-trip inspections and driver skills for your future over the road trucking jobs. You also are trained on CSA scores, hours of service, defensive driving skills, and other vital job skillsets for truck drivers. At SLCC students also get access to driver simulator training. This training is in a mobile classroom.

Find Truck Driver Training Near You

Are you interested in training to become a truck driver? We have all of the resources you need including more trucking schools than you can shake a stick at. Get started now and see where you can train to be a Class A CDL holder in your state. We also help you learn everything you need and want to know about a truck driver career and OTR lifestyle. Get the scoop on trucking companies offering the biggest pay and best benefits, too. Then when you are ready, start searching for trucking schools hiring drivers near you.

Source: SLCC - Info

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