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Become a Commercial Driver in as Little as 4 Weeks!

A CDL School Designed to Fit Your Schedule & Make You an Attractive Hire

Join thousands of men and women on the open road and have a career you can be proud of when you apply for Coastal Truck Driving School.

Our CDL school’s training programs are designed to set you up for success with classroom and hands-on training. Get your commercial driver’s license in as little as four weeks when you sign up today!

What a CDL License from Coastal Truck Driving School Can Do for You

Coastal Truck Driving School is dedicated to helping individuals change their lives with a career that supports their life goals. We’ll help you develop the skills you need and get the license required to advance your career as a commercial driver.

The team at our CDL school is dedicated to our students’ success. When you choose Coastal Truck Driving School, you don’t stop being a student after graduating – from enrollment through graduation and even beyond, we help you reach your goals.

Good Pay

Great Benefits

Flexibility

Job Security

Changing Scenery

Get the meaningful, professional employment you’ve been looking for with an effective, proficient education from Coastal Truck Driving School.

CDL Licensing Options

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Our CDL Truck School Class Schedule & Curriculum

We offer several course options and schedules at our Louisiana campuses to accommodate your life and commitments. Whether you want to complete your training in as little as four weeks and start your new career as soon as possible, or you need to spread out your learning over eight weeks with weekend and night classes, we have an option for you at our CDL school.

CDL School Course Options

  • Classroom Time – 40 Hours
  • Practical Time – 120 Hours
  • Total Course – 160 Hours
  • Completion Timeline
    • 4-Week Course – Call for Current Class Times
    • 8-Week Weekend Course – 6 am – 5 pm Saturday & Sunday
    • 8-Week Nighttime Course – 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Monday - Friday
  • Classroom Time – 40 Hours
  • Practical Time – 40 Hours
  • Total Course – 80 Hours
  • Completion Timeline
    • Two Weeks – 6 am – 5 pm Monday – Thursday
    • Class B Course can be customized to fit the special needs of an individual or company.
  • Classroom Time – 40 Hours
  • Practical Time – 8 Hours
  • Total Course – 48 Hours
  • Completion Timeline
    • One Week – 6 am – 5 pm Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 5 pm Friday
  • Classroom Time – 10 Hours
  • Driver Hands-On Training at Shifting Range - 5 Hours
  • Driver in Heavy Traffic Conditions – 5 Hours
  • Backing Pad Maneuvers - 10 Hours
  • Driver Practice & CDL Road Test – 10 Hours
  • Total Course – 40 Hours
  • Completion Timeline
    • One Week – 6 am – 5 pm Monday – Thursday

What You’ll Learn at Coastal Truck Driving School

At our CDL school, we prepare you for a wide variety of situations and teach you the skills you need to succeed as a commercial truck driver. From manual shifting to post-crash procedures, we cover the basics and advanced material so you’re ready for anything when you’re on the road.

Our CDL Truck School Covers:

  • Backing & Docking
  • Basic Vehicle Control
  • Control Systems
  • Coupling & Uncoupling
  • Diagnosis of Malfunctions
  • Distracted Driving
  • Emergency Protocol
  • Environmental Compliance Issues
  • Extreme Driving Conditions
  • Inspections
  • Night Operation
  • Shifting/Operating Transmissions
  • Space Management
  • And Much More
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Our CDL Training School Campuses are Located Throughout Louisiana

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7516 Coliseum Blvd

Alexandria, LA 71303

Phone: 318-443-3782

Toll Free: 1-800-443-3780

Fax: 318-443-5692

2064 North Flannery Rd

Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Phone: 225-272-2213

Toll Free: 1-800-286-8066

Fax: 225-272-2855

42226 S. Airport Rd.

Hammond, LA 70403

Phone: 985-386-5600

Toll Free: 1-800-345-7511

Fax: 985-386-2596

1182 1st Avenue

Harvey, LA 70058

Phone: 504-486-3639

Toll Free: 1-800-486-3639

Fax: 337-662-2784

2419 I-49 South Service Road

Opelousas, LA 70570

Phone: 337-662-7156

Toll Free: 1-800-982-8455

Fax: 337-662-2784

450 Hwy 151 North

Calhoun, LA 71225

Phone: 318-644-0206

Toll Free: 1-800-255-5533

Fax: 318-644-0502

If you’re traveling from a distance in order to get your CDL, Coastal Truck Driving School is here to support your career advancement with housing at no additional charge at some locations. Our dormitory-style rooms accommodate between four and eight people per dorm and are furnished with a twin bed, TV, microwave, and refrigerator. Call for more information regarding housing at certain CDL school locations.

Employment Assistance from Your Dedicated CDL School

Coastal Truck Driving School is dedicated to helping students find a great job after graduation with job placement assistance. Our full-time placement officers assist graduates in scheduling interviews with partnered trucking companies in the industry. As jobs become available, we’ll help you prepare for the positions that will bolster you to success.

A CDL School for Veterans

If you’re a veteran who is interested in obtaining a commercial driver’s license at a licensed CDL school, we accept tuition assistance programs available for veterans, including:

  • Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill®
  • Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)
  • Other Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits

Learn more about how we support veterans striving to get their commercial driver’s license at our CDL truck school by talking to our admissions representative.

Start Your New Career with a Commercial Driver’s License from a Licensed CDL Truck School

Start your new career today. Apply to Coastal Truck Driving School and learn the skills and procedures you need for a life on the road as a commercial truck driver.