Arkansas Trucking Schools and Programs

Finding an Arkansas truck driving school is simple and easy in a state with so many trucking companies and CDL training schools. This is one of the most beautiful states in America, with massive rolling hills and small-town charm running throughout several different areas of the state.  Arkansas CDL Training Requirements page to find out what will be covered on your CDL exam upon graduation.

If you are an Arkansas resident interested in driving a big rig for a living, you’ll need an Arkansas commercial driver’s license, or CDL. Each state has its own requirements for the CDL. Arkansas’ CDL requirements are based on the federal requirements.

Age Requirement:You must be 18 years of age to obtain a CDL in Arkansas. When you apply for your CDL you must show proof that you are at least 18 years old.  However, you must be 21 to drive across state lines.

Arkansas Driver’s License:Before obtaining an Arkansas CDL, you must have both an Arkansas driver’s license and a good driving record. The standard for a good driving record in Arkansas is a completely clean record or only minor traffic infractions. You will not be able to apply for an Arkansas CDL if your record shows major infractions such as DUI or reckless driving.

Proof of Identity:To apply for a CDL in Arkansas, you must prove your identity with at least two documents. You must supply at least one item from the following list: Valid photo ID, valid driver’s license, U.S. birth certificate, valid passport, valid military ID card, or immigration documents that contain a photo. You may supply two of the preceding items or one of those items and one of: School photo ID, affidavit from a parent, registration papers for a vehicle registered in your name, most recent tax return or marriage license.

Written Test:You will need to pass a written test of knowledge about Arkansas traffic laws applying to commercial drivers. This test covers not only driving laws but also rules concerning transporting hazardous materials, commercial hauling equipment, inspection procedures and driving and hauling safety. You may take this test at your nearest Arkansas State Police headquarters.

Road Skills Test:Unlike the written test, the road skills test is offered at only six State Police Headquarters locations: Hope, Little Rock, Newport, Pine Bluff, Russelville and Springdale. In addition to your ability to handle the vehicle on the road, you will also be tested on your knowledge regarding inspecting a vehicle before driving it.

Cost:The testing fee for the Arkansas CDL is $35, which covers the written and road tests for CDL applicants. The license fee required for a new license is $50.

Upon application for your CDL, you’ll be asked to pass a written general knowledge test given by the Arkansas state police. You’ll then take a skills test at one of six locations statewide. This road skills test covers vehicle inspection, basic skills and driving.

AODT, Inc.
7322 MacArthur Dr. N
Little Rock, AR 72118

Arkansas State University
7648 Victory Blvd
Newport, AR 72112

C-1 Truck Driver Training
7303 Highway 70 East
North Little Rock AR 72117

Cossatot Tech Coll. Trk Driver Training
183 Hwy 399
De Queen, AR 71832

Cotton Bowl Tech Truck Driver Trg.
P. O. Box 36
Burdette, AR 72321

Crowley’s Ridge Truck Driver Training
P. O. Box 925
Forrest City, AR 72336

Delta Tech Institute
33500 Hwwy 63 E
Marked Tree, AR 72365

Delta Training
P. O. Box 11165
Fort Smith, AR 72917

Diesel driving Academy
11001 I-30
Little Rock AR 71802

Gateway Tech Truck Driver Training
P. O. Box 3350
Batesville, AR 72503

International School
2500 South Main
Hope AR 71802

Mid-South CC Truck Driving School
1550 N. Ingram, Ste D
West Memphis, AR 72301

MTA Arkansas State University
7648 Victory Blvd.
Newport, AR 72112

North Arkansas Tech
1515 Pioneer Drive
Harrison, AR 72601

NW Technical Institute Trk Driver Trg
P. O. Box A
Springdale, AR 72765

Ozarka Tech Truck Driver Training
218 South Drive
Melbourne, AR 72556

Phillips Community College
1210 Rice Belt Ave.
DeWitt, AR 72042

1550 Ingram Blvd Suite D
West memphis AR 72301

South Arkansas CC Truck Driver Training
3696 E. Main St.
El Dorado, AR 71730

Timberland Tech Trk. Driver Training
P. O. Box 575
Fordyce, AR 71742

University Truck Center
4601 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204

Westark College
5210 Grand Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72913