The trucking industry is currently hiring and many Iowa based trucking companies are seeking Class A CDL certified truck drivers. Getting your CDL license can take as little as three weeks and can lead to a promising career in trucking with many options for future growth and job options.

Enrolling in a truck driving school helps ensure that you receive all the proper training to operate a tractor trailer and to help you pass the CDL exam on the first try. We’ve assembled a list of the top truck driving schools in the state of Iowa. Use the map or the list below to locate a truck driving school near you.

Heyl Truck Lines Inc200 Norka Dr, Akron, IA 51001800-234-4395
1-Day CDL1305 1st Ave N, Altoona, IA 50009515-577-8470
CDL-Now8749 NW 27th Ct, Ankeny, IA 50023515-943-6741
Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency729 21st St, Bettendorf, IA 52722563-359-1371
CRST Training Center - Cedar Rapids3750 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404800-736-2778
Kirkwood Community College6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404319-398-5411
West Side Transport - Cedar Rapids Iowa4201 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404800-677-5627
Old Dominion Freight Line835 Thompson, American Way SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404319-362-9500
Dayton Freight- Cedar Rapids5655 Willow Creek Dr SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404319-363-3558
JMS Transportation Co. Inc.5650 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404319-369-4200
XPO Logistics651 50th Ave Dr SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404319-363-6513
Ruan Transportation Management Systems3100 E Ave NW #108, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405319-362-0319
Caledonia Haulers Inc347 Waconia Ct SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404319-363-1677
CRST International Headquarters201 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
kirkwood college6965 Tower Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Clinton Community College1000 Lincoln Blvd, Clinton, IA 52732563-244-7001
C.H. Robinson Iowa City2303 Jones Blvd, Coralville, IA 52241319-545-5717
Iowa Western Community College2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51503712-325-3200
Southwestern Community College1501 W Townline St, Creston, IA 50801641-782-7081
Eastern Iowa Community College101 W 3rd St, Davenport, IA 52801563-336-3300
CPC Logistics Inc3690 W 83rd St STE 10, Davenport, IA 52806563-386-1688
Wenger Truck Line Inc1011 Floral Ln, Davenport, IA 52802800-593-6433
Estes Express Lines3815 W River Dr, Davenport, IA 52802563-322-2471
C.H. Robinson5129 Utica Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA 52807563-355-7153
WTL1011 Floral Ln, Davenport, IA 52802888-997-2660
Scott Community College - West Campus2950 N Fairmount St, Davenport, IA 52804563-326-5319
SCC Urban Campus/EICC District Office101 W 3rd St, Davenport, IA 52801888-336-3907
West Davenport center2950 N Fairmount St, Davenport, IA 52804
St. Ambrose University518 Locust St, Davenport, IA 52803563-333-6000
Scott Community College Urban Campus101 W 3rd St, Davenport, IA 52801888-336-3907
Goldline CDL Training2422 210th Ave, Delhi, IA 52223563-920-9607
Northland CDL Training1000 Army Post Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315641-829-3214
TMC Transportation6115 SW Leland Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321800-247-2460
DMACC Urban Campus1100 7th St, Des Moines, IA 50314800-362-2127
Ruan Transportation Management Systems666 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309866-782-6669
Schneider Facility - Des Moines11955 Douglas Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50323800-558-6767
Professional Driving Academy5929 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313877-858-9184
1-Day CDL666 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309866-782-6669
Northland CDL Training4225 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321641-829-3214
Sandler Training Iowa309 Court Ave Suite 805, Des Moines, IA 50309515-446-8176
Des Moines Schools TransportationDes Moines, IA 50310515-242-7887
TMC Transportation Training5929 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313515-287-6380
Copeland Trucking1235 Thomas Beck Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315515-868-0031
Central Transport2323 NE Broadway Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317586-467-1900
Hot-Line Freight System Inc4041 E 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313515-264-4097
Diehl Transportation3323 School St, Des Moines, IA 50311515-991-5086
Saia LTL Freight5425 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313515-262-1945
Ruan Transportation Management Systems1800 E 18th St, Des Moines, IA 50316515-261-0298
A G Trucking2230 Kerper Blvd, Dubuque, IA 52001563-556-8900
Truck Country Technical Institute10819 Wood Gate Dr, Dubuque, IA 52003563-258-6701
N & M Transfer Co3600 S 1st St, Eldridge, IA 52748563-285-2910
ICCC Truck Driving Class1106 S 32nd St, Fort Dodge, IA 50501515-574-1964
Iowa Central Transportation Technology center1106 S 32nd St, Fort Dodge, IA 50501515-574-1964
Iowa Central Community College1 Triton Cir, Fort Dodge, IA 50501800-362-2793
Iowa Central Community College - Main CampusTriton Cir, Fort Dodge, IA 50501800-362-2793
The University of IowaIowa City, IA 52242319-335-3500
CIT Transportation3812 Liberty Dr, Iowa City, IA 52240515-223-0286
Schuster Co2605 Lincoln Ave, Le Mars, IA 51031800-831-4832
Le Mars Community Schools940 Lincoln St SW, Le Mars, IA 51031712-546-4155
Marten Trucking29376 Scott Park Rd, Long Grove, IA 52756563-285-6547
Northland CDL Training1614 S Federal Ave, Mason City, IA 50401641-829-3214
NIACC - North Iowa Area Community College500 College Dr, Mason City, IA 50401888-466-4222
Northland CDL Training1881 S Eisenhower Ave, Mason City, IA 50401800-282-2055
TanTara Transportation Corp.2420 Stewart Rd, Muscatine, IA 52761563-262-8621
Ruan Transport200 Oak St, Muscatine, IA 52761563-263-5576
Heartland Express Inc901 N Kansas Ave, North Liberty, IA 52317800-441-4953
Indian Hills Community College525 Grandview Ave, Ottumwa, IA 52501800-726-2585
Scott Community College500 Belmont Road, Riverdale, IA 52722563-441-4001
Northwest Iowa Community College603 W Park St, Sheldon, IA 51201712-324-5061
Western Iowa Tech Community College4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106712-274-6400
Old Skool Trucking Inc33541 Fox Ave, Sioux City, IA 51108712-251-3668
Saia LTL Freight1530 Steuben St, Sioux City, IA 51105712-258-4831
ABF Freight1420 Steuben St, Sioux City, IA 51105712-252-5605
XPO Logistics2701 Boulevard of Champions, Sioux City, IA 51111712-255-5045
Beltway Center3415 US-75 BUS, Sioux City, IA 51105712-274-6449
Hirschbach306 Virginia St, Sioux City, IA 51101800-554-2969
Western Iowa Tech Community College Industrial Technology CenterSioux City, IA 51106
IowaWORKS2508 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101712-233-9030
Dohrn Transfer Co1530 Steuben St, Sioux City, IA 51105712-258-3034
Northland Distributing1552 270th St, Ventura, IA 50482641-829-3214
Veriha Trucking, Inc.400 Hwy 151 E, Walford, IA 52351800-333-9291
Hawkeye Community College Regional Transportation Training Center6433 Hammond Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701319-296-4286
Hawkeye Community College Main Campus1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701319-296-2320
Warren Transport Inc210 Beck Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701319-233-6113
Southeastern Community College1500 W Agency Rd, West Burlington, IA 52655319-208-5000
Florilli Transportation LLC1475 US-6, West Liberty, IA 52776319-627-2678
R H Hummer Jr Inc1311 W 3rd St, Wilton, IA 52778563-732-4070

What do you learn in truck driving school?

Truck driving schools teach you the fundamentals of how to operate an 18 wheeler on both the road and in parked positions. You will learn basic docking, backing up, and parking maneuvers as well as steering, turning, braking and other maneuvers involved with driving. Your instructors will take the time to teach you all of the

In addition to hands-on learning, there will certainly be time spent in the classroom. This is to help you retain important information for your future career in trucking and to help you pass your upcoming CDL driving test. Iowa requires drivers to pass both a written and driving test in order to obtain a class A CDL license, so it is important to make sure that you are ready for both.

Cost of truck driving school in Iowa

The total cost for Iowa truck driving schools will differ based on the type of license that you wish to pursue, but for most Class A CDL licenses the cost will range from $3,000 – $7,000. The cost variation will depend on a number of factors. While price is important, you should also consider the following when choosing a truck driving school to make sure that you are getting your money’s worth:

  • Reputation of the school
  • Job placement rates
  • Amount of time spent in the tractor-trailer
  • Any additional provisions provided: lodging, food, etc.

Most students who attend a truck driving school are eligible for some kind of grant or scholarship. Visit the website of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission and get the latest information on current grants and scholarships that you could use towards a trucking school in Iowa. You can also ask your CDL school if they are aware of any funds that their students have applied towards their programs.