Arizona Trucking Schools and Programs

You will find plenty of truck driving careers in Arizona. Whether you are near Phoenix, Mesa or somewhere else in the state, there are employers looking for qualified drivers.

The United States federal government has established requirements that state any individual who wants to operate a commercial vehicle must obtain a commercial driver’s license from the state they reside in. A class A commercial vehicle is classified as any combination vehicle that weighs more than 26,001 pounds with a trailer that has a weight of 10,000 pounds or more. Each state, including Arizona, has its own requirements that establish how to obtain a CDL.

The first step to get a CDL in the state of Arizona is to get an instruction permit. When you go to the DMV to apply for the permit you must have with:

    • A Medical Examiner Certificate completely filled out
    • Valid operating license
    • Identification and social security card

You must have your valid operating license for at least one year before you can apply for a CDL. You must also be at least 18 or older if you only intend to drive in the state of Arizona and 21 or older if you want to engage in intrastate travel as established by the federal government. Once you provide the proper documentation and pay a fee of $25 for a basic class A permit, you can take the knowledge testing to get the permit. It is valid for six months. If you want any endorsements on your CDL such as a tank endorsement, HME or double/triple trailer endorsement, you must pay an additional fee and take the appropriate tests.

Once you feel confident in your abilities the next step is to take your CDL road test. You are responsible for bringing the type of vehicle you are testing for since the DMV does not provide testing vehicles. The CDL is valid for a period of five years once you get it.

You will be disqualified from holding a CDL for one year if you are found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating a motor vehicle. If you get a second conviction the disqualification is for life, although Arizona does have a condition that allows reinstatement after 10 years if a rehabilitation program has been completed both voluntarily and successfully.

American Institute of Technology
440 S. 54th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85043

Aodt Inc.
7322 MacArthur Dr. N.
Little Rock, AZ 72118

CDL Truck School Inc.
1313 N. 25th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Cochise College
1110 W. Fremont
Wilcox, AZ 85643

Cochise College
4190 W. Hwy 80
Douglas, AZ 85607

Cochise College
901 N. Colombo
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Glendale Community College
6000 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

HDS Truck Driving Institute
6251 S. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85706

Mohave Community College Truck Driving Program
1971 Jagerson Ave.
Kingman, AZ 86401

M. S. Carriers Professional Driving Academy
6021 W. Sherman St.
Phoenix, AZ 85043

Pima Community College
6680 S. Country Club
Tuscon, AZ 85709

1971 Jagerson Ave. (at Mohave Community College)
Kingman, AZ 86401

Southwest Truck Driver Training
2211 W. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Swift Professional Truck Driver Training
2200 S. 75th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85043

Western Truck School
5347 W. Luke St. Ste 2
Glendale/Phoenix, AZ 85040

Western Truck School
6025 North 27th Ave. Suite #2
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Western Truck School
4726 South Country Club Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85714

Western Truck School
941 E. 19th St.
Tucson, AZ 85719