Tennessee Truck Driving Schools

Companies across the state of Tennessee are in need of qualified truck drivers to help their growing businesses move more product. It’s simple and easy to get started on becoming a Class A CDL licensed truck driver by enrolling in a truck driving school.

Most truck driving schools are located in major TN cities like Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, and Chattanooga. However you can find schools across the state. Below is a list of the best truck driving schools in Tennessee along with their contact information. Use the grid to search for a school in your zip code, or find a school near you by using the map.

NameAddressPhone
R E West Inc14 Bluegrass Dr, Ashland City, TN 37015615-792-1526
Chattanooga State Community College4501 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37406423-697-4400
Covenant Transport Services400 Birmingham Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37419423-821-1212
Roadmaster Drivers School of Chatanooga, Inc.3800 Cummings Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37419423-825-5570
Labor Finders Chattanooga103 Spring Creek Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411423-698-5380
Truck Driver Institute6201 Epps Mill Rd, Christiana, TN 37037800-848-7364
Miller-Motte Technical College1820 Business Park Dr, Clarksville, TN 37040931-241-4508
Austin Peay State University601 College St, Clarksville, TN 37044931-221-7011
Miller Motte CDL School1820 Business Park Dr, Clarksville, TN 37040931-221-1122
Armored Trucking Academy LLC175 Terminal Rd, Clarksville, TN 37040931-542-4323
Superior Drivers Institute LLC302 Rutherford Ln, Columbia, TN 38401931-381-5900
Lockhart Trucking Academy L.L.C.302 Rutherford Ln, Columbia, TN 38401931-381-5900
RTR Transportation1217 Tradewinds Dr, Columbia, TN 38401
Fortis Institute Trucking Learning Lot4550 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38506931-526-3660
TLD Truck Driving School189 Interchange Dr, Crossville, TN 38571931-456-1300
CCS Truck Driving School134 Joe R McCrary Rd, Fall Branch, TN 37656423-348-8339
Wallace State Community College134 Joe R McCrary Rd, Fall Branch, TN 37656423-348-8339
Trucks Unlimited168 S Vanntown School Rd, Flintville, TN 37335931-607-5321
Harpeth Towing & Recovery111 Alpha Dr, Franklin, TN 37064615-591-7445
Cardinal Logistics Management Corp500 S Cartwright St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072615-859-8289
Capital CDL Training Inc4315 Biffle Ln, Hampshire, TN 38461573-353-2853
Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Harriman1745 Harriman Hwy, Harriman, TN 37748865-882-6703
Tennessee College of Applied Technology2468 Technology Center Dr, Jackson, TN 38301731-424-0691
Labor Finders Jackson80 Innsdale Cove K, Jackson, TN 38305731-421-9010
Tennessee College of Applied Technology1100 Liberty St, Knoxville, TN 37919865-546-5567
Star Transportation1234 Bridgestone Pkwy, La Vergne, TN 37086800-333-3060
Titan Transfer Inc.1117 Firestone Pkwy, La Vergne, TN 37086800-953-4779
Venture Express Inc131 Industrial Blvd, La Vergne, TN 37086615-793-9500
Saia LTL Freight1625 Corporate Pl, La Vergne, TN 37086615-641-6690
Old Dominion Freight Line1250 Bridgestone Pkwy, La Vergne, TN 37086615-793-2828
Martin Transportation Systems121 Jones Blvd, La Vergne, TN 37086615-287-9170
UPS Freight Nashville, TN Terminal45 Teledyne Pl, La Vergne, TN 37086615-641-7300
Lockhart Trucking Academy L.L.C.606 Briskin Ln, Lebanon, TN 37087615-288-2880
TLD Logistics Truck Driving School901 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087865-696-5982
Knight Transportation606 Briskin Ln, Lebanon, TN 37087615-453-5488
TransForce, Inc.1123 N Castle Heights Ave suite n, Lebanon, TN 37087615-444-9928
Transportation Training Centers901 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087800-999-4317
Dayton Freight - Nashville1191 S Hartmann Dr, Lebanon, TN 37090615-922-5335
Schneider National6970 Eastgate Blvd, Lebanon, TN 37090800-558-1184
May Trucking Company1420A Toshiba Dr #600, Lebanon, TN 37087503-393-7030
TLD Logistics9050 Hickory Creek Rd, Lenoir City, TN 37771
Tennessee Truck Driving School4401 Singleton Station Rd, Louisville, TN 37777865-330-0035
Tennessee Truck Driving School4739 Singleton Station Rd, Louisville, TN 37777865-330-0035
Swift Driving Academy2018 E Brooks Rd, Memphis, TN 38116901-409-2101
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology550 Alabama Ave, Memphis, TN 38105901-543-6100
Southwest Tennessee Community College - Union Avenue Campus737 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103901-333-5000
Swift Transportation Co., Inc1940 E Brooks Rd, Memphis, TN 38116800-914-8751
TransForce, Inc.2900 Kirby Pkwy Suite 8, Memphis, TN 38119901-566-5115
Swift Transportation Truck Driving Academy - Memphis1940 E Brooks Rd Suite 8, Memphis, TN 38116901-395-0630
Southwest Tennessee Community College - Macon Cove Campus5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134901-333-5000
Future Truck Drivers of America, LLC1911 E Brooks Rd, Memphis, TN 38116901-779-4978
Roehl Transport, Inc.185 W McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106715-591-3795
Swift Transportation - Memphis Terminal1940 E Brooks Rd, Memphis, TN 38116901-332-2500
Mid South Transport, Inc.2765 Profit Dr, Memphis, TN 38132901-332-8600
AAA Cooper Transportation4920 Hickory Hill Rd, Memphis, TN 38141800-231-4647
Ozark Motor Lines, Inc3934 Homewood Rd, Memphis, TN 38118800-264-2033
Superior Carriers Inc1897 Harbor Ave, Memphis, TN 38106901-774-8897
Olympic Career Training Institute - OCTI CDL & Forklift Training Certification2851 Lamb Pl #11, Memphis, TN 38118901-614-2060
Viessman Trucking970 Channel Ave, Memphis, TN 38106901-775-0800
JNJ Express Inc3935 Old Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38118888-383-7157
University of Memphis3720 Alumni Ave, Memphis, TN 38152901-678-2000
Roadmaster Driving School of Memphis, TN8050 Singleton Ave, Millington, TN 38053901-873-3742
Heartland Express8100 Eastgate Blvd, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122800-441-4953
Roadrunner Freight135 Maddox Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122615-453-6500
United Truck Driving School819 Park Ave, Murfreesboro, TN 37129615-410-7600
FirstFleet, Inc.202 Heritage Park Dr, Murfreesboro, TN 37129615-890-9229
Smokey Mountain Trucking Institute819 Park Ave, Murfreesboro, TN 37129615-410-7600
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville100 White Bridge Pike, Nashville, TN 37205615-425-5500
Lincoln Tech1016 McClurkin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Central Transport2464 Couchville Pike, Nashville, TN 37217586-467-1900
FedEx Ground3301 Knight Dr, Nashville, TN 37207800-463-3339
Western Express7135 Centennial Pl, Nashville, TN 37209800-316-7160
Volt Workforce Solutions15 Century Blvd #100, Nashville, TN 37214615-882-9222
RTR Transportation Services215 Crutchfield Ave, Nashville, TN 37210615-242-4728
Mesilla Valley Transportation3750 Stewarts Ln, Nashville, TN 37218888-506-4090
Sadler Brothers Trucking436 Enos Reed Dr, Nashville, TN 37210615-256-4911
High Road Incorporated1655A Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217615-557-5585
Eagle Transport Nashville3701 Stewarts Ln, Nashville, TN 37218615-733-0100
Western Express - Pilot6420 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209615-350-6951
Eagle Transport Corp,3712-3726 Stewarts Ln, Nashville, TN 37218
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development312 Rosa L Parks Ave, Nashville, TN 37243615-741-1888
Able Express Co1830 Air Ln Dr, Nashville, TN 37210615-889-2034
NFI1431 Vultee Blvd, Nashville, TN 37217615-426-5595
C.H. Robinson Nashville5211 Linbar Dr Suite 516, Nashville, TN 37211615-445-4600
Centerline Drivers1069 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217615-781-4240
P & S Transportation1300 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209866-705-0100
Landstar Express America Inc501 Metroplex Dr # 312, Nashville, TN 37211615-832-9566
Oak Ridge Truck Driving School1990 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830865-483-3400
Smokey Mountain Trucking Institute1015 Honey Ln, Sevierville, TN 37876800-495-4056
Road Runner Driving School106 Industries Park Rd, Sharon, TN 38255731-456-2008
Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville1405 Madison St, Shelbyville, TN 37160931-685-5013
TCAT Truck Driving SchoolShelbyville, TN 37160931-685-5013
Titan Transfer Truck Driver Training1005 E Lane St, Shelbyville, TN 37160931-225-3881

What to look for in a truck driving school

Sadly, not all truck driving schools provide a high level of quality. These are a few factors that separate the good truck driving schools from the bad ones.

Quality of the program

Look for trucking schools that have a good teacher to student ratio. A program may cut corners and save money by packing students into a class with one teacher. You want to have a teacher accessible when you have a question and a teacher there to correct you when you make a critical mistake that you won’t want to repeat.

Good trucking schools will also have instructors that are eager to teach and willing to spend the time necessary to make sure that you graduate their school with all of the knowledge that you’ll need to get started in your trucking career.

Read as many online reviews about the trucking school as possible and be sure to address any concerns about the quality of the school while meeting with their staff. Keep in mind that every CDL school will have a few dissatisfied students, but if there is a re-occurring theme about the quality of the trucks (for example) then that is worth looking into.

Driving Time

You’ll want to choose a CDL school that offers a generous amount of driving time. This is time spent behind the wheel operating a tractor trailer and learning the dos and don’s of controlling the vehicle.

Driving time is the fastest way in which you will learn how to operate a Class A CDL truck, but it is also time intensive and expensive for truck driving schools to have their students spend a considerable amount of time operating their trucks. That’s why they try to make the most out of your driving time experience by mixing in classroom style learning, driving simulators, and practice tests.

Non-driving time learning may help you pass your upcoming CDL test, but they can only do so much to help you prepare for actually operating an 18 wheeler truck.

Job Placement

You’re attending trucking school to find a job, right? So why not pick a trucking school that can help you find a great long-term job. While you’re talking with potential schools, you may find that many of them showcase their job placement rates and how well their students do after graduating. Pay attention to these figures, and ask follow up questions like which employers do your students often work for, and do you have close relationships with any specific employers?

Well established trucking schools will have deep connections with the HR departments of Tennessee’s largest trucking companies, along with large nationwide companies. Be sure to leverage job placement wherever you choose to attend.