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Diesel Driving Academy


Diesel Driving Academy



Diesel Driving Academy started in 1972 training students how to operate CDL trucks. They are one of the largest driving training school in the United States. Since it’s opening, Diesel Driving Academy has helped thousands of students start a new career as a truck driver. And they have four convenient locations in Arkansas and Louisiana for training.


And you won’t have to worry about getting a job after you complete the training here because you will be able to use their job placement assistance program that will get you a great job after you complete your training. And since they are such a large training center, they have access to all of the best companies to help you find a job. And here are some of the benefits that you will get from these companies, paid vacation, health benefits, 401K, high wages, bonuses, and even tuition reimbursement.


Admission Requirements

When you are going to apply to do this CDL training, there are some requirements that you have to complete before admission.

• Have a driver’s license
• Be 21 years old or 21 by the date of graduation of the training.
• Have a clean driving record
• Pass a drug test and physical through the Department of Transportation
• Meet all of the qualification to operate a truck through the Department of Transportation


And if you have any other questions about the requirements or are unsure of what all you need, you can give them a call and they can answer all of your questions.


Job Placement

After you graduate from the Diesel Driving Academy, you will be given all of the opportunities to find a job fast with job placement. The staff at Diesel Driving Academy is available to all graduates during school hours to help them find a job. From the first interview until you are hired, the staff at Diesel Driving Academy will help you every step of the way.


Transportation and the truck driving industry are huge and there are thousands of jobs available to graduates and they will help you find them. And they offer recruiting events on their campus all the time, which will give you more opportunities to find work. You don’t want to wait for an opportunity like this one to pass you up.


Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to people that qualify. Diesel Driving Academy knows that finding financial aid is important to complete that program and they have a team of financial aid advisors that will help you find all of the scholarships, grants, and loans that you qualify for to get your education.


They walk you through the entire process including helping you get qualified for federal student aid through programs like FAFSA. They make the process of finding financial aid easy and will answer all of the questions about it.

Licenses and Accreditations

• The State of Louisiana Board of Regents
• Vocational Rehabilitation
• Work Force Investment Act or W.I.A
• Veteran Education & Training
• United States Department of Education or USDE
• Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education
• Commission of the Council of Occupational Education or COE


Veteran Programs

Diesel Driving Academy knows that it can be hard for veterans to get back into civilian life and they want to help them get the training they need to get a well-paying job in the trucking industry. In fact, they were named a Military Friendly School in 2013 from G.I. Jobs magazine.


Veterans have a better time finding work in this field because most companies know that they have discipline and pay special attention to detail and organization. With these skills and the training, they receive at Diesel Driving Academy makes them an asset to companies.


And since there is a huge demand for truck drivers, there are many tuition assistance programs available for military veterans.

• Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill
• Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill
• Chapter 35 – Special Vocational Training
• Chapter 1606 – Selected Reserve
• Chapter 1607 – Reserve Educational Assistance Program
• DOD Tuition Assistance Program
• Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts


CVTA Instructor Certification Program

Diesel Driving Academy makes sure all of their instructors are up to date on all of their knowledge on the industry by having them participate in the CVTA Instructor Certification Program where they learn better ways to teach all of the required skills and knowledge they need to know. The CTVA requires that all instructors have these certifications:

• Level 1: 450 Hours of Teaching Experience and 3 Modules
• Level 2: 900 Additional Hours and 6 Additional Modules
• Level 3: 900 Additional Hours and 6 Additional Modules
• Level 4: 900 Additional Hours and 6 Additional Modules
• Level 5 Master Instructor: 450 Additional Hours and 3 Additional Modules


Partnership with LDCC

At the beginning of the year, LDCC partnered with Diesel Driving Academy to help fill the gap of drivers and trucks needed. Nationwide there is a shortage of truck drivers, between 35,000 to 40,000 openings that need to be filled. That is why it is important that people can go to places like Diesel Driving Academy and get the education they need to get a job driving a truck.


Students that go through the four-week program at Diesel Driving Academy can get a job that starts at 40,000 a year and some drivers in the second and third year of driving can make up to 80,000 a year. This is a great choose for someone that is looking to make some more money working or are looking for a lucrative career.


There has been some big repercussion because of the shortage, which causes profits and volumes to decline. About 70% of all good transported in the United States use trucks to move their products. It is estimated that up to 100,000 drivers need every year to keep with this demand and could be more depending on the economy.


And the reason why LDCC is partnering with Diesel Driving Academy is because they are able to provide their students with everything they need to start and complete the training. They offer financial aid, job placement, and training them for everything they need to start work right out of school.


Unlike other trucking programs, they can help you in more ways. Their connections with thousands of trucking companies can help you land a job faster than other schools. And with all of the programs and scholarships available you will be able to find a way to pay for school and at the end, you will get a great career.



Training Locations

CDL Training in Shreveport, LA
3523 Greenwood Rd
Shreveport, LA 71109

CDL Training in Baton Rouge, LA
8067 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70815


CDL Training in Lithia Springs, GA
1414 Blairs Bridge Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122


CDL Training in Little Rock, AR
11001 I–30
Little Rock, AR 72209


For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at, http://dda.edu/disclosure/