North Carolina Truck Driving Schools

North Carolina’s economy has grown at a rapid rate over the past few decades which has caused an increase in demand for truck drivers. Now is a great time to obtain your Class A CDL license and join a industry that provides multiple career paths.

Use our tools to locate a truck driving school near your location. As you browse options, be sure to read online reviews as well as their Better Business Bureau page to make sure that they are a good school with few complaints.

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Future Truckers of America1095 W Dixie Dr A, Asheboro, NC 27205336-636-5700
College of The Albemarle ⁠ – Currituck107 College Way, Barco, NC 27917252-453-3035
Appalachian State University287 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28608828-262-2000
Carolina CDL Training Center2379 Smokey Park Hwy, Candler, NC 28715888-878-9986
CFCC North Campus4500 Blue Clay Rd, Castle Hayne, NC 28429910-362-7000
TransTech2942 Old Steele Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208704-597-9550
Charlotte Truck Driver Training School4830 Hovis Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208704-393-3000
Schneider Facility - Charlotte2420 Starita Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269800-558-6767
Carolina Truck Driving School3663 Trailer Dr, Charlotte, NC 28269704-603-3000
160 Driving Academy - Charlotte4830 Hovis Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208
Sampson Community College1801 Sunset Ave, Clinton, NC 28328910-592-8081
Roadmaster Drivers School of North Carolina, Inc.1111 S Clinton Ave, Dunn, NC 28335910-891-1344
Road MasterS Clinton Ave, Dunn, NC 28334910-891-1344
Roadmaster Drivers School of Tampa, FL1111 S Clinton Ave, Dunn, NC 28335910-891-1344
North Carolina Central University1801 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707919-530-6100
Elite Truck Driving School202 N Van Buren Rd suite g, Eden, NC 27288336-623-6800
Regency Truck Driving Academy109 Green St, Fayetteville, NC 28301910-302-1259
Miller-Motte College3725 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28311910-238-3077
Elite Truck Driving School109 Green St, Fayetteville, NC 28301910-302-1259
TransTech5077 Hendersonville Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732828-483-6666
TransForce, Inc5500 Adams Farm Ln STE 106, Greensboro, NC 27407336-315-9161
EPES Transport System LLC3400 Edgefield Ct, Greensboro, NC 27409336-668-3358
TransTech3107 S Memorial Dr, Greenville, NC 27835252-493-7319
Alliance Tractor Trailer Training Center1303 7th Ave E, Hendersonville, NC 28792828-595-2312
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute2855 Hickory Blvd, Hudson, NC 28638828-726-2200
JR CDL Truck Driving School124 Unionville Indian Trail Rd Suite B7, Indian Trail, NC 28079732-529-6356
Miller-Motte College Commercial Driving Training Center3494 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC 28540800-607-5944
Guilford Technical Community College601 E Main St, Jamestown, NC 27282336-334-4822
H&M Truck Driving School1509 W 15th St, Lumberton, NC 28358910-802-5063
TransTech1261 US-70 suite a, Newton, NC 28658828-464-8001
Carolina Trucking Academy3720 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27603919-329-0632
Miller-Motte College3488, 3901 Capital Blvd STE 151, Raleigh, NC 27604919-230-6471
Wake Technical Community College- Southern Wake Campus9101 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603919-866-5000
Puryear Transport5844 Lease Ln, Raleigh, NC 27617919-781-1896
SAGE Truck Driving SchoolCDL Training, 522 N Old Carriage Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804252-451-8357
TransTech105 N Main St, Roxboro, NC 27573336-599-0032
TransTech1621 Poors Ford Rd, Rutherfordton, NC 28139828-395-2411
JCC Truck Driver Training School245 College Rd, Smithfield, NC 27577919-989-7007
Johnston Community College245 College Rd, Smithfield, NC 27577919-934-3051
C R England16491 NC-87, Tar Heel, NC 28392910-862-6000
Crosscountry Truck Driving School250 Industrial Park Dr, Thomasville, NC 27360336-472-0024
Miller-Motte College5000 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28405910-632-5542
Cape Fear Community College411 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401910-362-7000
A2Z Trucking Academy2801 US-301, Wilson, NC 27893252-991-7536
TransTech2701 University Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27105336-724-3625 ext. 1322

Choosing a truck driving school

Before applying for a truck driving school, it’s a good idea to think about what type of truck driving school that you’re looking to attend. Here are a few questions to consider:

  • Are you looking to complete training and get your license as quickly as possible? Or do you want to attend classes when it is convenient for you so that you can keep working your current job?
  • Do you have a specific trucking company in mind, or are you open to working for any company that will hire you?
  • What type of trucking job do you want to have? Not all jobs require Class A CDL licenses, but many will.

Types of truck driving school

Not all truck driving schools are the same – even though you will receive your CDL license in the end, the fact is that many are quite different from one another. Most commercial truck driving schooling options fall withing three categories.

Commercial schools

This is how most people associate truck driving schools. These are companies that provide a wide range of CDL classes and training options. These schools often have close relations with the largest trucking companies in North Carolina as well as nationwide, so they are an excellent option if you do not have a specific employer in mind.

The cost of truck driving schools in North Carolina can range anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 depending on the level of training and the program that you choose. Be sure to discuss how much money is required upfront and what is covered in the cost. Most schools allow some type of payment plan options as they do not expect their students to cover the entire cost of the program before attending classes.


Many trucking companies in North Carolina provide “free” CDL training and certification for their new employees. As a part of new employee orientation, you will receive on the job training and classes to help you prepare for your CDL test. This happens within a relatively short time: typically 1 – 3 weeks. This is a great option for truckers who know who they want to work for and are looking to join the industry as quickly as possible.

While companies will advertise free training, it’s important to keep in mind the underlying costs of using a trucking company to receive certification. New employees will likely need to sign an employment contract. You will be required to work for the employer for a set period of time, typically around two years. If you terminate employment, you will be required to pay a fee for the training that you received. Your initial pay will likely be smaller than what your coworkers will receive, and you may not be eligible for certain benefits or forms of compensation. If you go the company route, be sure to read all of the fine print so that there won’t be any future surprises.

Community colleges

Many community colleges offer some level of CDL training. Occasionally classes will be offered at another government sponsored location like a public high school or a community center. These classes are fairly affordable and scholarships and grants may be applied towards the programs.

Classes will often fill up well in advance, and only a limited number of classes are offered within a set period of time. Because classes are often offered once or twice per week, going through the process of training can take more time than the other options. Classes may also only be offered during a specific time window, which may not work for everyone.