South Carolina

South Carolina Trucking Schools

South Carolina truck driving schools are located throughout this states scenic regions.

In South Carolina, your local DMV and the DMV website have information on CDL class licenses, endorsements, restrictions and more. For all the commercial driving information you need, pick up a Commercials Drivers Manual from your DMV or request that one is sent to you.

A commercial driver’s license, which is usually referred to as a CDL license, is a special type of license that allows a person to drive commercial vehicles. A commercial vehicle is any type of vehicle that transports passengers or goods. Buses, cargo vans, trailers and coaches are examples of commercial vehicles. Additionally, any vehicle that is designed to transport 16 or more passengers may be considered a commercial vehicle.

What are the requirements for obtaining a CDL license in the state of South Carolina?

All drivers must be at least 18 years old before getting a CDL license. However, drivers must be 21 years old before they can drive a commercial vehicle outside of the state of South Carolina. The state of South Carolina also requires that a person be in reasonably good health before obtaining a CDL license. Impairments of the hands and the foot, epilepsy and uncontrolled diabetes are some conditions that may disqualify a person from getting a CDL license.

On the day of the CDL test, the person will have to bring a medical certification form, a valid form of identification, proof of automobile insurance and proof of residency. Drivers are also required to fill out the Application for South Carolina Credential form and Affidavit of Previous Driver’s License form. The cost of filling out an Application for South Carolina Credential Form is $15.00. The CDL license tests consist of three parts: vision, knowledge and road test.

It is important to note that drivers are required to pass a knowledge test on every vehicle that they intend to operate. The cost of taking each test is $2.00. The road test consists of a pre-trip inspection of the car as well as on and off road driving. The cost of taking the road test is $12.50.

People also need to be cognizant of the fact that when they apply for their CDL, the South Carolina Department of Motor vehicles will automatically check their prior driving history. A history of driving problems may disqualify a person from getting a CDL. Currently, there are 35 DMV offices in the state of South Carolina.

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
3250 Saint Matthews Rd. NE
Orangeburg, SC 29118

Carolina Driving Academy
P. O. Box 967
Clearwater, SC 29822

Central Carolina Truck Driver Training
506 N. Guignard Dr.
Sumter, SC 29150

Charlotte Truck Driver Training School
1555 Mountain Gap Rd.
Richburg, SC 29729

Greenville Tech Truck Driver Training
506 S. Pleasantburg Dr.
Greenville, SC 29607

2022 Herbert St.
Charleston, SC 29405

1325 Protens St.
Charleston, SC 29405

Norry Georgetown Truck Driver Training
2050 Highway 501 E
Conway, SC 29526

Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech. College
3250 Saint Matthews Rd. NE
Orangeburg, SC 29118

SAGE Truck Driving School
277 Dooley Road
Lexington SC 29073

TransTech – Fayetteville
6323 Raeford Rd Ste 105
Fayetteville, NC 28304

TransTech – Florence
2616 Melon St.
Florence, SC 29501

Transport Training
550 Wilson Rd.
Newberry, SC 29108

Tri-City Tech Truck Driver Training
P. O. Box 587
Pendleton, SC 29670

TDI Truck Driver Institute
3425 Lancaster Highway
Richburg, SC 29729

United States Truck Driving School
145 Dexter Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Williamsburg Tech College
601 ML King Jr. Ave.
Kingstree, SC 29556

York Tech Truck Driver Training
452 S. Anderson Rd.
Rock Hill, SC 29730