Idaho Trucking Schools and Programs

Truck driving careers in Idaho are in abundance. Some of the industries you will find work in include agriculture, merchandising, food and beverage distributing, and others.

To be eligible for a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in the state of Idaho, you must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid Class D (non-commercial) license. You must also pass a standard physical exam so the state can determine if you are medically qualified to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle.

If you wish to test to gain an Idaho CDL license, there is a written test and then a 3-part road skills test to perform. This test generally takes 3 hours.
The standard Idaho CDL license, once awarded, is good for one year.

Those wishing to apply for a Class A commercial driver’s license in Idaho will need to meet a few requirements first. They will need to be at least 18 years of age and also have a non-commercial driver’s license, but they do not necessarily need to possess the actual Class D driver’s license if they have passed the tests required to obtain it. They will need to have experience driving for at least one year. They will also need to comply with Part 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

After meeting the above requirements, drivers can go to their local driver’s license offices to take the written tests. The fee for a four-year Class A license is going to be $40, and applicants will need to have this on the day of their exams. Each written test will require a $3 fee, and the skills tests will cost $70.

The first part of the examination process is the written tests, and applicants will need to take a few documents with them. These are: 

    • The applicant’s driver’s license
    • A valid Social Security card
    • The written test fees

After the written tests, applicants will be able to schedule an appointment to meet with a skills tester. Applicants do not need to have their own vehicles; they can rent them from the CDL skills tester in some instances. The skills test requires that applicants take another set of documents with them, and they are:

    • A document proving identity
    • Proof that they have purchased insurance
    • Proof of having passed the written tests
    • Proof of having paid the fees for the skills tests

During the test, the skills tester inspects the vehicle. Then, the applicant will be tested for his or her skills for controlling the vehicle as well as their manipulation of the vehicle on the road. After passing all tests, applicants will be presented with their Class A driver’s licenses.

Some people can be disqualified from obtaining a Class A driver’s license in Idaho if they have violated any of the laws applying to drivers of all classes. Furthermore, violating the rules and regulations specifically geared toward Class A drivers can result in their Class A privileges being revoked.

If you wish to gain special certifications to haul hazardous materials, pull special trailers, or to drive tank or passenger vehicles you will need one or more of these proper endorsements:

B & T Truck Driving School
503 Broadway Ave. S.
Buhl, ID 83316

B & T Truck Driving School
503 Broadway Ave. South
Buhl, ID 83316

Boise State University
505 W. Karcher Rd.
Nampa, ID 83687

Idaho Center for Professional Truck Driving
2407 Caldwell Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83651

Lewis Ayers Truck Driving Schools
2158 4th Ave. East
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Professional Truck Driving School
2019 Kimberly Rd.
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Professional Truck Driving School
1365 N. Orchard
Boise, ID 83706

Professional Truck Drivers School
1746 Addison Ave. East
Twin Falls, ID 83301

3448 N. Huetter Road
Coer d’Alene, ID 83814

80 Doud St.
Blackfoot, ID 83221

1600 Parke Avenue
Burley ID 83318

418 S. Kit Ave.
Caldwell, ID 83606

Top Gun Truck Driving Academy
21389 Hwy 30
Twin Falls, ID 83301