Transportation Institute (CDL)

How can they help your business?

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 January CDL class:

The KC Transportation Institute is currently accepting applications for the CDL class that will begin in January of 2021.  Apply below.


Areas of Study:

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class “A”:

  • For individuals new to the transportation industry.
  • Five-week program, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost is $4,250

Fast Track CDL:

  • For individuals who have a Commercial Learner’s Permit and need current driving hours and a vehicle.
  • Cost is $3,875

For Veterans:

The Academy is an approved WIA course and is also eligible for veterans benefits.

Need more information?

For more information, click here or contact Robert Horn at or (903) 988-7576 for available class dates and times.


For information about Transportation Technology (CDL):

Elizabeth Leamon
Transportation Institute (CDL)
(903) 988-7500
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 113
Robert Horn
Workforce Development Specialist
Public Services & Industrial Technologies
(903) 988-7576
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 109-A