Truck Driving


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Get hands-on training in the driving techniques needed to hold a CDL. Prepare for the licensing exam in eight weeks or less. Learn in the classroom and behind the wheel of a semi on rural and urban streets, highways and interstates. With these skills, you can navigate a route across town or across the U.S., and earn a great living. 

What You Learn in the Truck Driving Program

Cover entry level driver training requirements under the federal motor carrier safety regulations for commercial drivers. Learn to plan and map a trip, and log your hours. Defensive driving and safe operations are thoroughly covered, preparing you to pass the state CDL A test.

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“I like the idea that I’m helping someone, not necessarily to become better or do better, but to do something they’ve always dreamed of doing or maybe just trying a new career, and I can tell them that I also came from there.”
Shannon Ross, Lead CDL Trainer
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Here's a few more details about our Truck Driving program.

Here's some links to help you study for the Commercial Learner's Permit test: 

Get a DOT physical before taking your Commercial Learner's Permit test, and be prepared to provide that documentation to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Call Alltest at 563-326-5855 to schedule your physical. It will cost you $85 unless you are working with an agency that will pay it for you. Alltest is located at 4711 N. Brady St., #3 (Walnut Center).             

After you get your DOT physical, test for your learner’s permit at the DMV. Take the General Knowledge, Combinations, and Air Brakes tests. Pass and pay $12 for your permit. Before you leave the DMV, request a Certified Abstract of Driving Record, which costs $7.

Submit documentation showing you completed the test and your Certified Abstract of Driving Record to the EICC Truck Driving program manager for review. 

Before starting class, schedule a DOT pre-employment drug screen with Alltest. The test must be done, and results received within seven working days of the start of class. The screening costs $55. On the first day of class, EICC staff will show you how to sign up for the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse to see your results for your driver file.

Begin anytime! Classes begin approximately every six weeks throughout the year. 

If a training provider is paying your $5,700 tuition, they will assist you with registration.  If you are paying for the program, register online or by phone:  

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"The CDL program at EICC has come a long way in its 50 years. We have a mission in training our drivers. We won’t put anyone out on the road unless we can go home and sleep at night, believing that they are going to be safe out there."
Tom Monroe, Truck Driving Program Manager
EICC Celebrates Expansion of CDL Training Program to Muscatine Campus

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Entry Level HAZMAT Endorsement

Earn the entry level driver Hazmat endorsement. It's embedded in our program - saving you time and the $199 fee.

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Jobs Come to You

Enjoy your popularity. Local industry and trucking companies come to EICC to recruit our students. Most have multiple job offers before they finish the program.

Tom Monroe

Tom Monroe

Learn from the best. Our expert instructor has been in the industry for 47 years. From driver to VP of Safety Operations to trainer, he's worked in every facet of the business. Industry leaders know him, respect him, and count on him to prepare the next generation of skilled drivers.

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Easy route into highway construction

Women and minorities can get free training and national certification in core construction through EICC, at no cost. You may also qualify for reduced tuition as you work toward your CDL. And earning a flagging certificate will cost you less. Questions? We’d love to answer them. Reach out to us today.

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While federal financial aid is not an option for programs offered through our Continuing Education department, financial help is still available. Contact us to find out what you qualify for.

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Office hours - Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Truck Driving Location:

Blong Technology Center building

Blong Technology Center

8500 Hillandale Road
Davenport, IA 52806
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Muscatine Community College main campus building

Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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