Truck Driver Training - CDL Class A

Prepare yourself for a challenging and rewarding career in the trucking industry. Earn your Commercial Driver's License (CDL-A) through Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan.

This training program can help you succeed and fill vacant truck driving jobs within the Kansas City Metropolitan area and beyond.

Sign up for a free orientation session. Register for the CDL training program.

The JCCC Advantage

  • Quick entry into the workforce with a five-week training program that exceeds the industry program quality standards
  • 1-to-1 student-to-truck ratio for individualized hands-on training
  • 60 hours of pre-trip and hands-on training to ensure comprehension and skill development
  • State-of-the-art simulator to reinforce behind the wheel driving skills in a variety of situations
  • Instructors with a minimum of five years of driving experience
  • Well-maintained, up-to-date tractors and trailers
  • 95% job placement rate
  • Classrooms and range training spaces located close to the JCCC campus
  • Financing options
  • Job placement assistance
  • Accreditation by The Higher Learning Commission

Our CDL-A certificate meets all federal requirements for truck driver training.

High Demand Industry

Employment in transportation and material moving occupations is projected to grow by 1.1 million between 2004 and 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a high-demand growth industry.

Commercial trucking offers vast flexibility, great pay, wonderful benefits, exciting work conditions and unlimited employment opportunities.

With a commercial driver's license, your skills will always be in high demand!

A Lifestyle Choice

Some companies haul freight locally and regionally. These are short-haulers, meaning there are times you may be away from home overnight.

However, most trucking companies are long distance haulers that move freight across the country. You may be on the road for two weeks or even a month or more at a time.

In either case, your entire work shift is spent behind the wheel. For those who are a good fit for this type of career, it can pay well.

Some companies use two-driver teams on very long runs -- one drives while the other sleeps. "Sleeper" runs may last for days or even weeks, usually with the truck stopping only for fuel, food, loading and unloading. Some husband-and-wife teams have been very successful with this arrangement.

Driving for Success

Rodney Wiseman became the first graduate of Johnson County Community College’s new Commercial Driver’s License program and immediately put his skills to use. [more]


I am very pleased with the training I received at JCCC. The instructors were patient and professional. They were eager to share their extensive and varied experience. I consider JCCC’s program to be superior to other CDL schools. As I learn about my company's specific policies and methods, I am confident that my skills upon entering my job training exceed the expectations of my trainers. 

— Bruce E. Viets

Program Partners

TransAm Trucking

U.S. Xpress


Contact Us

Prog. Dir.: Phil Wegman
Phone: 913-469-4446

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