The trucking industry needs drivers. Whether you’re a young person just starting out or a mature adult looking for a career change, well-paying jobs are available as a trucker.

The transportation industry has a wide variety of jobs for workers who hold commercial driver licenses (CDLs). Driving eighteen-wheelers across the continent is still an option, but many trucking jobs stay closer to home. The trucking business offers a luxury that many other industries don’t have: drivers are in demand. 

Ranger College’s truck driving program is designed to teach students how to operate a truck. As an over-the-road driver, students have the opportunity to travel across North America in all kinds of weather and terrain. In order for a class to begin, a minimum of four students need to complete the registration and payment process.


The applicant must be 21 years of age or older. A high school diploma or G.E.D. is not required (but applicant must furnish a copy of high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate, if applicable, at the time of enrollment). If applicant does not have a high school diploma or G.E.D., an assessment test will be given to determine that the student has the ability to benefit from the training offered. Wonderlic ATB test assesses the student’s ability to read, write and understand the English language, as well as some basic mathematics.

Each applicant must pass the Department Of Transportation physical examination, including but not limited to urinalysis drug screening, and Breath Alcohol Test.

Other Requirements:
Minimum headcount = 4 students PAID in Full prior to 1st day for class

Length of Program:

The course will be 200 total hours, spread out over 4 weeks. The maximum completion time allowed is 300 hours. 

Upon graduation students will be:

  • Qualified to secure an entry-level job as an over-the-road driver with a commercial driver’s license.
  • Aware of safety procedures: alcohol and drug effects, laws and penalties applicable to the professional driver.
  • Proficient at performing pre-trip, on the road, and post-trip vehicle and equipment inspections.
  • Skillful in safe driving techniques.

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