CDL Class A Truck Driver Training – Kansas City

Prepare yourself for a challenging and rewarding trucking career with a CDL license. Earn your CDL-A (commercial driver’s license) through Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City.

This CDL program helps place you in vacant, in-demand truck driving jobs within the Kansas City metropolitan area and beyond.

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

The JCCC Advantage

  • Convenient CDL training program gets you into a new job quick.
    • 5-week weekday CDL training
    • 9 weekends only CDL training
  • 1-to-1 student-to-truck ratio for individualized hands-on CDL training
  • 95% job placement rate for JCCC CDL program graduates
  • Several financing options, including government-funded programs, scholarships and payment plans
  • Comprehensive skill development with up to 60 hours of pre-trip and hands-on training.
  • State-of-the-art simulator reinforces behind-the-wheel driving skills.
  • Qualified instructors with more than five years driving experience.
  • Well-maintained, up-to-date tractors and trailers.
  • Classrooms and range driving spaces within Kansas City metropolitan area close to the JCCC campus.

Rest assured, the fully accredited JCCC CDL training provides a CDL-A certificate that meets all federal requirements for truck driver training. 

High Demand Industry

A CDL license opens the door to high-demand, lucrative truck driving job opportunities. Monthly Labor Review magazine projects that transportation and material moving companies will add 1.3 million new jobs (a growth of 14.8 percent) between 2010 and 2020. Nearly all of these jobs will be for motor vehicle operators, including truck drivers with CDL licenses. The starting salary range for beginning CDL drivers in the Kansas City area is between $40,000 and $53,000 per year, according to trucking firms that regularly hire graduates of the JCCC CDL program.

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

CDL Provides Options to Different Lifestyles

CDL drivers move freight around town or across the country. Short-haulers are local and regional CDL drivers moving freight locally or regionally during the day or overnight. Other companies employee CDL drivers to move freight long distances across the country for two weeks or more at a time.

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

Whatever your lifestyle, consider CDL truck driver training at JCCC. In no time at all, you’ll be in a high-demand job with an attractive salary. Sign up for a free orientation session. Register for the CDL training program in Kansas City.

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

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

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