Michigan Truck Driving Schools

Becoming a truck driver in the state of Michigan is simple with the assistance of a truck driving school. There are many different organizations across Michigan that offer Class A CDL certification. Most are located around metro-Detroit, and other large cities like Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Ann Arbor.

Finding a school near you is easy with the help of our chart and map. Enter your city or use our map to find a qualified training center near you.

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TransForce, Inc.7445 Allen Rd #104, Allen Park, MI 48101313-388-4900
Durham School Services, Ann Arbor2400 Boardwalk Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48104734-994-2330
Washtenaw Community College4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105734-973-3300
Morris Lawrence Building (ML)4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105734-677-5060
University of Michigan500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109734-764-1817
Student Center (SC)4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105734-973-3543
Crane Liberal Arts and Science4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105734-973-3300
Lake Michigan College2755 E Napier Ave, Benton Harbor, MI 49022269-927-1000
FCG Truck Driver Training School8900 Byron Commerce Dr SW, Byron Center, MI 49315616-532-0704
Pinnacle Truck Driver Training3518 Chad Dr, Cadillac, MI 49601231-468-3170
All Stars Truck Driving School2830 E Michigan Ave, Canton, MI 48187313-841-2222
michigan truck driving school44122 Saltz Rd, Canton, MI 48187734-747-4298
CDL Violation7397 Bernice St, Center Line, MI 48015844-485-2889
Glen Oaks Community College62249 Shimmel Rd, Centreville, MI 49032269-467-9945
EZ truck driving school4210 Wyoming Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126313-687-3320
247 smooth truck driving school LLC14201 Prospect St building a suite d, Dearborn, MI 48126313-888-0001
Dearborn truck school4210 Wyoming Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126313-914-8026
Century Truck Driving School5000 Wyoming Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126586-997-7022
Bert’s Testing and Training Services26380 Van Born Rd SUITE #6, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125313-299-7755
All Stars Truck Driving School1411 Central Ave, Detroit, MI 48209313-841-2222
Detroit Training Center Inc5151 Loraine St, Detroit, MI 48208313-221-5876
GTR Trucking School Inc1545 Clay St, Detroit, MI 48211313-505-5056
160 Driving Academy (Detroit,MI)11939 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48214313-395-0733
Great American Truck Driving3411 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48216313-309-9900
Rassem Trucking Driving School Inc.4930 Stecker St, Detroit, MI 48210313-522-2383
AnBeyon Truck Driving School, Inc.19529 W Davison, Detroit, MI, (I96 to Evergreen/ right on Schoolcraft right at Auburn St .), Detroit, MI 48223313-270-7263
Driving for America14320 Joy Rd, Detroit, MI 48228855-374-8350
Air Brakes Trucking Academy4904 Courville St, Detroit, MI 48224313-647-0756
GTR TRUCKING SCHOOL OFFICE6000 Caniff St, Detroit, MI 48212313-505-5056
100 Placement Truck Driving School14414 Dexter Ave, Detroit, MI 48238313-826-0563
Central Transport7701 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48209586-467-1900
Old School Trucking67010 M-62, Edwardsburg, MI 49112269-663-3098
Midwest Truck Driving School1519 N 26th St, Escanaba, MI 49829906-789-6311
Midwest Truck Driving School1519 26th St S, Escanaba, MI 49829906-789-6311
North Country Heavy Equipment School2929 16th Ave N, Escanaba, MI 49829906-789-3123
University of Michigan-Flint303 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48502810-762-3300
Tri Area Trucking School6272 Midland Rd, Freeland, MI 48623989-692-0560
Road Warrior Truck Driving School Inc1151 Vindale Drive, Gaylord, MI 49735989-448-2336
Road Warrior Truck Driving School Inc.Gaylord, MI 49735
Tri Area Trucking School1680 M-61, Gladwin, MI 48624989-426-9756
Tri Area Trucking School1680 W, M-61, Gladwin, MI 48624844-989-1800
Open Truck Driving School16583 Wright Rd, Grand Ledge, MI 48837586-524-3673
Rivertown CDL Academy LLC1025 Ken O Sha Ind Park Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508877-543-8235
A & B CDL IncDrive Southeast, 3417 Roger B Chaffee Memorial Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548616-530-7070
Sweet Express, LLC3050 Breton Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512616-241-9200
Autoking Trucking LLC5281 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49548616-724-2710
West Michigan CDL3388 Busch Dr SW, Grandville, MI 49418616-257-9045
TransForce, Inc.3181 Prairie St SW #108, Grandville, MI 49418616-281-2030
Mid Michigan Community College1375 S Clare Ave, Harrison, MI 48625989-386-6622
M&Q Transportation, Inc.2086 Depot St, Holt, MI 48842517-742-7109
Livingston Educational Service Agency1425 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843517-546-5550
Kalamazoo Valley Community College6767 W O Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009269-488-4400
Western Michigan University1903 Western, Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008269-387-1000
FamilyHelp Truck Driving School2200 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910517-977-0941
MGI Express, LLC115 W Allegan St, Lansing, MI 48933517-481-5007
Lansing Community College409 N Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933517-483-1957
International Trucking School2200 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910517-485-2190
Robert Motycka Trucking73460 M-40, Lawton, MI 49065269-624-1549
Coast 2 Coast Truck Driving School17500 23 Mile Rd, Macomb, MI 48044586-201-7071
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights, MI Campus31739 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071248-588-9660
coast 2 coast truck driving school6280 King Rd, Marine City, MI 48039586-201-7071
CDL Training Services & Consulting, Inc.221 Quarterline Rd, Muskegon, MI 49442231-777-0200
Coast 2 Coast Truck Driving School53206 Michael Dr, New Baltimore, MI 48047586-675-8111
Swift Transportation - Detroit/New Boston Terminal24200 Bell Rd, New Boston, MI 48164734-753-5379
Proving Grounds Driving School, LLC8000 Yankee Rd, Ottawa Lake, MI 49267844-367-7683
North Central Michigan College1515 Howard St, Petoskey, MI 49770888-298-6605
Dedicated Driving School, LLC1503 10th Ave, Port Huron, MI 48060810-479-9880
Suburban Truck Driver Training28675 Northline Rd, Romulus, MI 48174734-229-0000
Michigan Truck Driving School6405 Middlebelt Rd, Romulus, MI 48174734-747-4298
160 Driving Academy Driver Skill Training10675 Middlebelt Rd, Romulus, MI 48174313-308-1145
160 Driving Academy (Saginaw,MI)1621 Terminal Dr, Saginaw, MI 48601989-455-3066
Driving For America-Saginaw LLC.formerly CDI Truck Driving School3199 Sawyer Dr, Saginaw, MI 48601989-771-1199
Tri-Area Trucking School St. Johns2179 Old U.S. 27 Suite B, St Johns, MI 48879989-692-0560
US Truck Driver Training School6500 15 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48312586-838-1268
All Cities Driving School3771 15 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48310586-553-9167
Is Joe Carney's Truck Driving School In Detroit MichiganDequindre Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Sonaar Driving School34807 Giannetti Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48312313-879-3821
Trainco, Inc.22299 Eureka Rd, Taylor, MI 48180877-553-7483
Central Transport3868 Rennie School Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684586-467-1900
Pfromm Educational Center11131 Gerald Dr, Warren, MI 48093
DTE Energy-Technical Training38155 Cherry Hill Rd, Westland, MI 48186734-326-4000

Choosing a good truck driving school

There are two options that you get to choose between when pursuing your Class A CDL license: paid training programs and private truck driving schools. Both have their pros and cons, which we will outline below.

Paid Training Programs

Several of the large truck driving companies offer paid training programs for their new employees in which they will employ (and pay) you while you obtain your class A license. They will provide all of the classes and on the job training to help you prepare for and pass your CDL exam. These are often advertised as free truck driving schools.

Sounds pretty good right? Unfortunately there’s a bit of a catch: You are tied to the company for a set period of time. If you don’t like working for the company, you can leave but you will likely owe the company quite a bit of money for the training that they provided for you. Your salary may also be substantially lower than other employees at the company for a set period time, you may not receive any benefits, no paid vacation or sick time, etc.

The terms and conditions are different between trucking companies and will constantly change, so it’s important that you get the details you need directly from the company. Be sure you fully understand everything that you will be signing up for (quite literally) before you commit to using their paid training program.

Private Truck Driving Schools

Private truck driving schools are companies that provide necessary training for a price. They offer training for a wide range CDL license types, which makes sense if you are seeking a specific license class or endorsement. There is an upfront cost, but you are rarely required to pay everything up front. You may need to pay the first 20% to start classes and then create a payment plan to cover the remaining balance. Classes are typically flexible, so you can either keep your current job and train at a slower rate or quickly take classes to obtain your license as soon as possible.

Some private truck driving schools have great connections with employers across Michigan and beyond, while others do not. Be sure to ask about their job placement rates and where specifically many of their students end up working.

Because you will not owe anything to your future employer, you will likely earn a higher salary and have the freedom to find a different employer compared to going the paid training program route. This is where the upfront costs of paying for a private truck driving school may balance out when you make a higher income over a longer period of time. When the demand for truck drivers is strong and it is easy to get multiple job offers, there is an advantage to paying the upfront cost of using a private truck driving school to find a job that offers the best salary or fits well with your lifestyle.

Price of Truck Driving Schools

Michigan Truck driving schools cost anywhere from $2,000 – $10,000. Prices vary based on a number of factors:

  • Type of certification provided. For example, Class A CDL training takes longer than Class B
  • Amenities provided. Some schools offer food and lodging as a part of their tuition while others do not
  • Amount of time spent in classes and one-on-one training.
  • Difference in facilities and training equipment offered

When choosing the right truck driving school for you, it’s important to keep all of these factors in mind. While cost is important, it’s also important to make sure that you are choosing a school that provides good value for the money spent.

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