About the KC Transportation Institute:
Kilgore College trains individuals who are new to the field of commercial driving and also can enhance and reinforce skills for more experienced drivers. Courses are offered at a variety of times, including day, evening and weekend programs.
What do graduates of the program do?
They transport goods including cars, livestock, and other materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form. Many routes are from city to city and cover long distances. Some truck drivers have regular runs to transport freight to the same city on a regular basis. Other drivers perform runs because shippers request varying service to different cities every day. Long-distance truck drivers spend most of their working time behind the wheel, but also may have to load or unload their cargo. The U.S. Department of Transportation requires that drivers keep a log of their activities, the condition of the truck and the circumstances of any accidents. East Texas companies use many drivers in oil field, manufacturing and delivery positions.
Applications being accepted for February CDL class:
The KC Transportation Institute is currently accepting applications for the CDL class that will begin Feb. 22, 2021. Apply below.
Areas of Study:
Qualified applicants must have a WorkKeys Assessment Scores. In addition, students must be at least 18 years of age, copy of clean driving record obtained through the Texas DPS office with 10 years of driving history, complete and pass a Department of Transportation Physical Exam and meet the requirements of the Motor Carrier Federal Safety Regulations, Qualifications of Drivers.
Commercial Driver’s License Exam Preparation (Pre-Trip Training) – CVOP 1015:
For individuals who have a Commercial Learner’s Permit but need help passing the DOT pre trip portion of their CDL Exam.
Two-day course, Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost is $200
Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) Class “A” / Refresher Course – CVOP 1015:
For individuals looking to obtain a Class “A” permit or needing update training for new rules and regulations.
One-week program, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost is $375
Professional Truck Driver I - CVOP 1013:
For individuals who have a Commercial Learner’s Permit with tanker endorsement and need current driving hours and a vehicle.
Four-week program, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost is $3,875
Complete Commercial Driver’s License Training (CDL) Class “A” - CVOP 1015 & CVOP 1013:
For individuals new to the transportation industry who need their CLP and CDL.
Five-week program, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost is $4,250
40-Hour Permit Training Certificate
160-Hour License Training Certificate
The Academy is an approved WIA course and is also eligible for veterans benefits.