Louisiana Truck Driving Schools

The trucking industry is expanding at a rapid pace and is in immediate need of qualified and licensed trucking professionals. With the growing economy in the state of Louisiana and the need for companies to move more product, truckers are in hot demand across the state.

Becoming a licensed truck driver is not as expensive or time intensive as you may think. Most people can attend a truck driving school and obtain their Class A CDL license for less than $4,000 and in about a month. Finding the right truck driving school for your needs is a great place to start – there are many colleges, schools, and trucking companies that offer some level of CDL training, which can be found in major cities like New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Metairie, and Lafayette.

Browse through truck driving schools by using the map below. You can also find their contact information by using the table grid below the map.

NameAddressPhone
Coastal Truck Driving School7516 Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71303318-443-3782
Louisiana Technical College729 Kammell St, Bastrop, LA 71220318-283-0836
Coastal Truck Driving School2064 N Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70815225-272-2213
Diesel Driving Academy8067 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70815225-929-9990
Acme Truck Line Inc1702 Engineers Rd, Belle Chasse, LA 70037504-367-3200
Coastal Truck Driving School450 LA-151, Calhoun, LA 71225318-644-0206
Sunny Truck Driving School450 LA-151, Calhoun, LA 71225318-644-0206
SLCC Acadian Campus1933 W Hutchinson Ave, Crowley, LA 70526337-788-7521
Thomas Truck Driving School259 Dixie Rd S, Franklin, LA 70538337-413-0234
National Driving Academy31 Wicker Ln, Greensburg, LA 70441225-222-6711
Acme Truck Line200 Westbank Expy, Gretna, LA 70053504-368-2510
Coastal Truck Driving School42226 S Airport Rd, Hammond, LA 70403985-386-5600
Coastal Truck Driving School1182 1st Ave, Harvey, LA 70058504-486-3639
Cross Road CDL Academy LLC3700 Lapalco Blvd Suite I, L1, Harvey, LA 70058877-711-0770
Saia LTL Freight3301 Andover St, Jefferson, LA 70121504-837-4400
F Wells Transportation2250 Greenwood St, Kenner, LA 70062504-469-1277
South Louisiana Community College - Lafayette Campus320 Devalcourt St, Lafayette, LA 70506337-521-8896
Coastal Truck Driving School4030 Goodman Ln, Lake Charles, LA 70615337-433-1072
SOWELA Technical Community College3820 Sen J Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615337-421-6565
PCNO Driving School - Westbank5991 Lapalco Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072504-340-1500
SAND N SOIL - Sand and Gravel Deliver3720 Academy Dr, Metairie, LA 70003504-298-7263
C.H. Robinson1 Galleria Blvd #1826, Metairie, LA 70001504-835-2039
Louisiana Delta Community College7500 Millhaven Rd, Monroe, LA 71203318-345-9000
McCann School of Business & Technology2319 Louisville Ave, Monroe, LA 71201318-537-8099
Coastal Truck Driving School4016 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119504-486-3639
RigPass Training Curriculum1301 Dealers Ave, New Orleans, LA 70123800-346-6943
New Orleans Safe Driving School4016 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119504-486-3639
Hammond's Transportation13101 Carrere Ct, New Orleans, LA 70129504-662-0261
Sureway Transportation Co Inc1215 Prytania St # 438, New Orleans, LA 70130504-587-8999
Valarc Transportation LLCNew Orleans, LA 70114504-328-4179
Old Dominion Freight Line1112 Dakin St, New Orleans, LA 70121504-834-3728
New Orleans Cold Storage & Warehouse3411 Jourdan Rd, New Orleans, LA 70126504-944-4400
Blue Diamond Transport6750 Old Gentilly Rd, New Orleans, LA 70126504-248-8334
Dupre Logistics14800 Old Gentilly Rd, New Orleans, LA 70129504-254-5730
First Transit Inc2013 General Meyer Ave, New Orleans, LA 70114
Coastal Truck Driving School2419 I-49, Opelousas, LA 70570337-662-7156
Diesel Driving Academy3523 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71109318-636-0606
McCann School of Business & Technology1227 Shreveport Barksdale Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71105318-629-2620
YRC Freight1333 N Market St, Shreveport, LA 71107800-610-6500
XPO Logistics10397 E Airline Hwy, St Rose, LA 70087504-466-1132
Fletcher Technical Community College1425 Tiger Dr, Thibodaux, LA 70301985-447-0924

How to become a truck driver in Louisiana

There are a few basic requirements that you will need to fulfill before being eligible for truck driving school. Per the state of Louisiana, you must meet the following requirements before being eligible for a CDL license.

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a Class D drivers license
  • Pass a vision test and medical test

You may be required to meet other specific requirements at your truck driving school of choice. For example, they may require that you can read and write using English as they may not have instructors that speak other languages. Check with them to make sure that you are eligible for their school.

Getting financial help

Most trucking schools will accept payment in the form of outside grants and scholarships. You can find scholarships that can be applied towards a trucking school by doing a simple Google search. Check the website to find Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance website to find details on current grants and financial aid options that are offered at the state and federal level. If you are a veteran of the armed forces, you may be eligible for Veterans Education Benefits.