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Enterprise State Community College offers several paths to those who want to have a successful career in the truck driving industry, with salaries starting at $50,000 annually. For all training tracks, students must have their Class A or Class B CDL permit and complete a D.O.T. Physical and Drug Screen.

ESCC offers a completely hands-on six-week training course and a hybrid fast-track training course that includes online coursework and on-the-road training. These programs meet the standards established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the State of Alabama.

CDL Program Admissions Requirements:

  • A submitted CDL Admission Application (6-week program) or Fast-Track CDL Training Application
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Alabama Driver’s License
  • Motor Vehicle Driving Record (MVR)
  • Class A or Class B CDL Permit
  • DOT Physical and Drug Screen (NOTE: In compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, a Motor Vehicle Report, students must provide a copy of their Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) and the results of DOT physical and controlled substance tests to the instructor by the first day of class.)

For more information, please contact:

Kemmie Williams

Email: kwilliams@escc.edu
Phone: (334) 347-2623 ext. 3604

CDL Instructor

Odie Thompson

Email: othompson@escc.edu
Phone: (334) 347-2623 ext. 3604

CDL Instructor

Available Trainings

ESCC offers multiple Commercial Driver’s License training tracks. Fill out our information request form to reach one of our team members to receive more specific information about traditional and fast-track training.

Currently, we offer traditional CDL trainings every three weeks:

  • July 1-August 9
  • July 29 – September 6
  • August 12 – September 20
  • September 9 – October 18
  • September 23 – October 31
  • November 4 – December 17

Class A CDL:

A Class A commercial driver’s license is required to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the towed vehicle is heavier than 10,000 pounds.

With a Class A CDL and the proper endorsements, you may drive the following types of vehicles: tractor-trailers, truck and trailer combinations, tank vehicles, livestock carriers, and flatbeds. This training utilizes manual transmission vehicles and automatic transmissions.

Class B CDL:

This course aims to teach students how to operate a box truck with air brakes. Class B CDLs are required to drive vehicles with gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWRs) over 26,001 pounds and towing capacities under 10,000 pounds.

In most cases, Class B vehicles don’t have trailers.


The CDL Hazmat Endorsement is specifically for those who want to deliver materials that the FMCSA deems hazardous, such as radioactive materials, explosives, poisons, and gases.

Students who complete a six-week course will be able to take their CDL test on site at ESCC’s Alabama Aviation College campus in Ozark. Classes meet Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday from 7-11 a.m.



Responsive to the road and driving conditions, and able to comply with standards for rest.


Capability to handle long stretches of time driving alone and having sole responsibility for the truck and the goods it transports.


Trucking company assurance of safety for all drivers, vehicles and freight. Good drivers are also cheaper to insure and keep costs of vehicle operation down.


Excellent soft skills, such as respect and time management, when dealing with clients who are either shipping or receiving freight carried in the truck.


Basic knowledge of how a truck operates and basic maintenance, such as changing a tire.


Strength to load and unload freight.

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Enterprise State Community College offers excellent academic, technical, and workforce training programs in order to prepare students for jobs that are in demand! Our faculty and staff are committed to the educational success of all ESCC students!