Become a Truck Driver in Texas
Complete our simple and free application and CDL Career Now can quickly put you in contact with Texas truck driving schools so you can begin your CDL training.
At CDL Career Now, we have a relationship with several truck driving schools in Texas that offer a variety of CDL training services, as well as job placement assistance to those who qualify. Our CDL training application is specifically designed to pre-qualify the CDL candidate, assuring that you meet the Texas CDL requirements and find a quality truck driving school in Texas as well as job placement assistance, when appropriate.
Feel free to dig deeper by clicking the best Texas city below to see a list of schools near you. Or you can fill out the application to the left and let us take it from there. Remember, it cost you nothing to apply! The important thing is that you take that first step towards quality CDL training and a rewarding CDL career now.
Texas Truck Driving Schools Near:
- San Antonio
- Fort Worth
- El Paso
- Corpus Christi
- Sugar Land
- Grand Prairie
State of Texas CDL Requirements
In the state of Texas you must be 18 years of age for intrastate driving. Anyone planning on crossing state lines or carrying hazardous material must be 21 years of age. You will be required to pass a knowledge test and a skills test along with any specific endorsement requirements. All CDL applicants are required to pass a physical examination.
The following vehicle classifications require a CDL license to operate:
Class A CDL
- Allows you to operate combination vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) exceeding 26,000 pounds, provided the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed exceeds 10,000 pounds.
Class B CDL
- Allows you to operate single or combination vehicles where the GVWR of the single vehicle exceeds 26,000 pounds. The vehicle in tow must not exceed 10,000 pounds.
Class C CDL
- Allows you to vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, and vehicles placarded for hazardous materials, that do not meet the criteria for Class A or B above fall under this classification.