Commercial Truck Driving

About the Commercial Truck Driving (CDL) Program

Commercial Truck Driving is a 6 – 12 week instructional program that prepares individuals to drive trucks and other commercial vehicles. Instruction includes operating diesel powered vehicles, loading and unloading cargo, reporting delays or accidents on the road, verifying loads against shipping records, and maintaining necessary records. Applicants will earn a Certificate of Completion and be tested to receive their Class – A Driver’s License at the completion of the class. 

Requirements to Enroll:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Class- A Learner’s Permit
  • Copy of Driving Record
  • DOT Physical
  • DOT Drug Screen


Program Cost
Assistance Available

CDL Student

Apply for Upcoming CDL Classes

Poplarville Class

Next Class:
Aug 5 - Sept 12
Mon - Thurs
8am - 4pm

PRCC Poplarville Campus
(601) 403-1113

Hattiesburg Class

Day Class:
Aug 26-Sept 25
Sept 30-Nov 6
Mon- Thurs
8am - 4pm

Night Class:

PRCC Woodall Center
(601) 554-4646

Hancock Class

Next Class:
July 11 - Sept 14
Classes will meet two nights a week 4pm - 8pm, and Saturdays 8am - 5pm

PRCC Hancock Campus
(601) 403 -1113

How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

WIOA Steps

Michelle Coleman 
601 -584-1124

Possible careers in this program:

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. Most tractor-trailer drivers are long-haul drivers and operate trucks with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity—that is, the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo—exceeding 26,000 pounds. These drivers deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states.

What a student can expect from a career in this field:

What a student can expect from a career in this field:Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers typically do the following:

  • Drive long distances
  • Report to a dispatcher any incidents encountered on the road
  • Follow all applicable traffic laws
  • Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chains, or covers
  • Inspect their trailers before and after the trip, and record any defects they find
  • Maintain a log of their working hours, following all federal and state regulations
  • Report serious mechanical problems to the appropriate personnel
  • Keep their trucks and associated equipment clean and in good working order

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