Whether you’re joining the workforce for the first time or looking to make a career change, obtaining a Class A CDL license opens up a wide range of new possibilities. Truck drivers are in high demand, so now is a great time to start training and get licensed. Using a Delaware truck driving school is a great way to speed up the certification process so you can start earning money as fast as possible.
Truck Driving Schools in Delaware
Below is a list of schools in the state of Delaware that provide Class A CDL licensing.
|Old Dominion Freight Line||16644 Emma Jane Ln, Bridgeville, DE 19933||302-337-8793|
|Hilton Bus LLC||168 Vepco Ct, Camden, DE 19934||302-697-7676|
|E M Way Inc||1378 Rising Sun Rd, Camden Wyoming, DE 19934||302-387-1037|
|Durham Transport LLC||281 School Ln, Clayton, DE 19938||302-653-3587|
|Delaware Technical Community||100 Campus Dr, Dover, DE 19904||302-857-1000|
|A&D Trucking LLC||119 Nob Hill Rd, Dover, DE 19901||609-816-6185|
|Excel Logistics Inc||2 Shinnecock Rd, Dover, DE 19904||302-678-3600|
|Deveau Trucking Inc||1032 Artis Dr, Dover, DE 19904||302-734-8112|
|D & D Trucking Delaware||121 Thornhill Ct, Dover, DE 19904||302-653-4541|
|Krh Trucking Llc||112 Wilder Rd, Dover, DE 19904|
|Delaware Technical Community College||21179 College Dr, Georgetown, DE 19947||302-259-6000|
|DelTech||21179 College Dr, Georgetown, DE 19947|
|J. Hickman, LLC||2751 Andrewville Rd, Harrington, DE 19952||443-497-4722|
|Star Car Transportation Inc||Hockessin, DE 19707||302-234-7656|
|Rjk Transportation Inc||1118 School St, Houston, DE 19954||302-422-3188|
|Re Calloway Transportation Inc||897 School St, Houston, DE 19954||302-422-2471|
|American Driver Training Academy||618 Lambson Ln, New Castle, DE 19720||302-655-4511|
|Smith & Solomon Commercial Driver Training||217 Lisa Dr B, New Castle, DE 19720||302-322-9622|
|Leonard’s Express||504 Rogers Rd, New Castle, DE 19720||302-202-3360|
|Old Dominion Freight Line||606 West Basin Rd, New Castle, DE 19720||302-322-2801|
|Top Choice Trucking||335 Airport Rd, New Castle, DE 19720||302-375-5637|
|Eagle Transport Corporation||1849 River Rd, New Castle, DE 19720||302-834-5290|
|SAGE Truck Driving School||1849 River Rd, New Castle, DE 19720||302-834-5290|
|University of Delaware||Newark, DE 19716||302-831-2792|
|Employment & Training Division||DE-896, Newark, DE 19713||302-451-3469|
|CT Morris Trucking||803 Massey Church Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977|
|Lynwood Transportation||132 Black Diamond Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977||302-653-8453|
|Strayer University||800 N King St Suite 101, Wilmington, DE 19801||302-292-6100|
|Central Transport||3504 Governor Printz Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19802||586-467-1900|
|Boulden Buses Inc||32 Honeysuckle Ln, Wilmington, DE 19804||302-998-5463|
|C.H. Robinson Wilmington||2 Righter Pkwy #110, Wilmington, DE 19803||302-479-0990|
|Sentinel Transportation LLC||3521 Silverside Rd # 2A, Wilmington, DE 19810||302-477-1640|
|Sutton Bus Co||5609 Old Capitol Trail, Wilmington, DE 19808||302-995-7444|
|Del Tech. University Wilmington Campus||530 E 4th St, Wilmington, DE 19801||302-571-5300|
|Advanced Student Transportation Inc||1400 First State Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19804||302-998-6726|
Choosing a CDL School
When selecting a truck driving school, there are a few key factors to keep in mind.
- Reputation of the school
- Distance from where you live
Reputation of the school
Not all truck driving schools are the same – some have been around for decades and have a long-standing relationship with trucking companies in Delaware and beyond. Other “schools” are run by companies, who offer “free truck driver training”. The cost of training is ultimately taken out of your wages, and you often need to enter into one to two year employment contracts with the company.
Distance from where you live
While Delaware is not a big state, residents may have to travel far to find a good trucking school. Luckily, most programs last only a few weeks and you can either get used to spending time on the road or find accommodations in the area. If you are lucky to live close to a good truck driving school, you should be able to work out a training schedule that fits your timeframe. Many programs are open on weekends or after work hours on weekdays.
CDL school isn’t always cheap. Prices can range anywhere from $2,000 – $10,000, although most are within the $4,000 – $7,000 range. You may be able to qualify for grants and scholarships through the Delaware Higher Education Office. Check their website regularly or reach out to them to ask about any scholarships or grants that could be applied towards a CDL school.