Shelton State accepting applications for Truck Driver Training in Demopolis

Shelton State Community College is accepting applications now for its first Truck Driver Training Program.

The eight-week course begins Oct. 15 and meets Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m. to noon at the former New Era building on Walnut Avenue.

The course prepares students for entry-level positions as a tractor-trailer driver or straight truck driver.

Students will receive classroom, range and highway training for Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), with air brake, tank, hazardous materials and doubles/triples endorsements when applicable.

After students pass the CDL written exam and skills requirements, they will receive an operator’s license from the Alabama Department of Public Safety and a certificate of completion from Shelton State Community College.

To be eligible for enrollment, a students must:

  • Have a current Class D driver license with no serious driving violations.
  • Be 21 years of age or older for Tractor-Trailer Driver Training
  • Be 18 years of age or older for Straight Truck Driver Training
  • Pass a Department of Transportation physical
  • Pass a drug screen within seven days prior to the start of class
  • Pass a current Moving Violations Report from the Department of Public Safety

Cost of the program is $1,500. For more information contact Rachael Waldrop at 205-391-2386, or