Alaska Truck Driving Schools
Find out the advantages of using a CDL school to receive your Class A CDL license and financial assistance options. Use our chart and map to find CDL schools near your location, and get started on a fulfilling and promising career in trucking.
|Kenai Peninsula Driving Instruction LLC||14896 Kenai Spur Hwy Suite 106A, Kenai, AK 99611||907-690-3783|
|Center-Employment Education||3207 International St # 2, Fairbanks, AK 99701||907-479-8451|
|Dimond Tags & Titles||135 W Dimond Blvd #118, Anchorage, AK 99515||907-344-4414|
|Peak Oilfield Services Co||2525 C St, Anchorage, AK 99503||907-263-7000|
|Auto Tags & Titles||3811 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517||907-868-2050|
|Northern Industrial Training||1740 Terrilou Ct, Palmer, AK 99645||907-357-6400|
|Alaska Driving Academy||44332 Sterling Hwy #16, Soldotna, AK 99669||907-260-3900|
|Yuut Elitnaurviat - The People's Learning Center||610 Akiak Dr, Bethel, AK 99559||907-543-0999|
|Alaska Teamster - Employer Service Training Trust||520 E 34th Ave STE 201, Anchorage, AK 99503||907-278-3674|
|Alaska Safe Driver Academy LLC||4000 W Dimond Blvd #220, Anchorage, AK 99502||907-243-4400|
|Drivers' Educational School, Inc.||4007 Old Seward Hwy Suite #350, Anchorage, AK 99503||907-562-9821|
|Manny's Drivers Ed||231 E Swanson Ave, Wasilla, AK 99654||907-841-3639|
|Eagle River Driving School LLC||12330 Old Glenn Hwy #2, Eagle River, AK 99577||907-696-2886|
|W R Knudsen-Knudsen Trucking||2131 Groshan Loop, Wasilla, AK 99654||907-376-3707|
|Midnight Sun Transportation||1054 N Bruiser Cir, Wasilla, AK 99654||907-373-3511|
|Big Red Truck||440 E Sage Rd, Wasilla, AK 99654||907-841-2912|
|Manny's Drivers Education||2835 Watergate Way, Kenai, AK 99611||907-283-9518|
|Valley Auto Transport||E Bogard Rd, Wasilla, AK 99654||907-802-5771|
|Haz-Mat Transportation Services||Anchorage, AK 99501||907-278-7900|
|UMV - Wasilla||A-111, 1830 E Parks Hwy, Wasilla, AK 99654||844-373-3681|
|Federal Motor Carrier Safety||3601 C St # 260, Anchorage, AK 99503||907-271-4068|
|STR Alaska Shop||540 E Steel Loop, Palmer, AK 99645||907-222-2750|
|Anchorage DMV||3901 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99503||907-269-5551|
Why use a truck driving school?
People who are interested in becoming truck drivers typically have two options when it comes to obtaining their CDL Class A license: Receive training through a trucking company, or enroll in a CDL school.
When you receive training through a trucking company, the training is advertised as being free. However, you typically have to be employed by the company for a set period of time in order to receive CDL certification and your wages may be reduced in order to cover the cost of your training. Your career path is also somewhat predefined if you use a trucking company, while using a CDL school offers much more flexibility when it comes to career options after completion of training.
CDL schools are held to a high standard and have a structured system that ensure a high graduation and job placement rate. Many programs have fast-track options that allow you to complete training in three weeks or less. Many also allow you to take your time and complete training on weekends or at your own pace. CDL schools typically offer a mix of classroom and hands-on training. They provide you with the documents and study guides that you need to pass the written CDL exam while offering one-on-one training on a driving range and on the road that is necessary for you to demonstrate during your road test.
Many Alaska residents qualify for diesel technology scholarships that can be applied towards a CDL school. These include:
- Tony Prockish Memorial Scholarship
- Edward M. Peace Scholarship
- Norbert Muller Scholarship
Your CDL school may also be able to provide details on additional state and federal scholarships that can help lower the total cost of tuition. Contact the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education to see if there are any scholarships, grants, or financial aid available that can be applied to an Alaska truck driving school.