Truck Driving

Professional Truck Driving

About the career: The over-the-road truck driver is an integral part of the transportation industry. Today's long haul trucks are equipped with the latest technological advances, including onboard computers, customized cabins and laser optics to monitor the health of the driver. Because of the demand for transportation services, more than 100,000 new drivers are needed this year.

What can I expect to earn? You will earn $45,000+ in your first year.

About the program: ATDS is one of the three schools in Texas that is certified with the Professional Truck Driver Institute, Inc. ATDS provides the four-week training course, career placement services and financial assistance for those who qualify. For more information, please contact Susan Denton at 1-800-460-2837, or, or visit their web site at

Want to learn more? Click here or call 1-800-460-ATDS.

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or program director. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.