Mississippi Trucking Schools

Truck driving careers in Mississippi are spread throughout the state. Every city has employers who need drivers and so you will be able to be a driver in virtually any city that you wish.

In order to be able to apply for a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), the applicant must be at least 17 years of age and already have received his or her Class R driver’s license. With these qualifications met, they can proceed to Mississippi’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) and begin the process of obtaining the CDL.

Qualifying for a CDL in Mississippi

Qualifying to receive a CDL in Mississippi will mean that applicants have two types of tests to pass first. One of the tests is a written test and the other will be a skills test. Everything contained on the written test will be found in the DPS’s Professional Driver’s Manual. Applicants will be required to pass the written test before they will be able to obtain their learner’s permits so that they can take the skills test.

Documents Needed on the Day of the Skills Test

People who wish to take the skills test will need to take several documents with them on this day. These documents are their:

    • Class R driver’s licenses
    • Learner’s permits
    • CDL applications
    • Medical cards
    • Social Security cards
    • A form of identification that proves they live in the state, such as a bill

Applicable Fees

Applying for the Mississippi CDL requires that people pay a few fees. The application fee is $25, the permit fee is $13 and the fee to obtain their licenses after they pass their skills tests will be $41. Some people will need to add endorsements to their licenses, such as the hazardous materials endorsement. Each endorsement will require that applicants pay $5.

Other Requirements

Applicants are required to bring someone with them to the skills test who already holds the CDL they are seeking. The person administering the test is going to need to inspect the type of vehicle that the applicants are going to be driving when they are performing their job duties. They will need to bring this type of vehicle with them for the inspection and for the purpose of participating in the skills test.

Take a Vision Test

People wishing to obtain a CDL in Mississippi need to have 20/40 vision in each eye or else they will be turned down for the license. Once everything has been successfully completed, applicants will receive their CDLs.

East Central CC Truck Driving Training
P. O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327

East Mississippi Community College
8731 S. Fontage Rd.
Mayhew, MS 39753

Golden Triangle Votech Truck Driver Training
P. O. Box 100
Mayhew, MS 39753

Holmes CC Truck Driver Training
P. O. Box 409
Goodman, MS 39079

Itawamba Community College
2176 S. Eason Blvd.
Tupelo, MS 38801

2246 Flowood Dr.
Flowood, MS 39208

NW Mississippi CC Truck Driver Training
8750 Deerfield Dr.
Olive Branch, MS 38654

NW Mississippi CC Truck Driver Training
P. O. Drawer EE
Senatobia, MS 38668

TDI Truck Driver Institute
20214 Highway 49
Saucier, MS 39574

TDI Truck Driver Institute
341 Franklin Street
Tupelo, MS 38802