KLLM Driving Academy

KLLM Driving Academy Locations

Our three Class-A CDL school/academy locations serve entry-level students and permit holders from Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas. We offer refresher courses to students from around the country.

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  • Fully Accredited Class-A CDL Training School/Academy
  • Academy-Trained Drivers Have the Potential to Earn More Than $70,000+ in Your First Year With KLLM
  • KLLM Tuition Scholarship: Drive One Year With KLLM & Your Tuition is Fully Covered--You Never Pay Anything
  • KLLM Pays for Your Travel & Hotel Lodging
  • KLLM Pays for Your Permit, License, & Fees
  • Little to No Out-of-Pocket Costs to Attend
  • $200 Incentive Bonus for Certain States
  • Late Model, Automatic Tractors to Train on With State-of-the-Art Technology
  • Experienced Instructors Helping You Every Step of the Way
  • Classes Start Every Week—No Waiting to Start Your Career
  • Paid After Graduation $800/Week While on the Road With a Certified KLLM Trainer After Graduation
  • Option to Immediately Choose Company Driver or Lease-Purchase Independent Contractor After Upgrading
  • Multiple Career Options After Training: OTR, Dedicated, Regional, & Local Home Daily Depending on Zip Code
  • Full Benefits Package Offered for Company Drivers: Health, Dental, Vision, 401K With Match and More

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22-Day CDL-A Course


KLLM Driving Academies across the country offer a 22-day Class-A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-A) Course (18 days for permit holders) where you earn your permit and Class-A CDL through classroom instruction and on-the-road training. You learn and train on the exact equipment you’ll be using upon upgrading to your own truck as a professional truck driver with KLLM.

Phase I: Classroom Instruction

Prepares you to earn your Class-A permit. Includes sessions in our tractor-simulator lab, refrigerated-trailer lab, and computer lab. Instructors help you every step of the way as you prepare to test and pass your permit test.

Phase II: Driving Training

This part of the course puts you behind the wheel as you gain 12 days of experience on the KLLM truck driving range, as well as on-the-road driver training. This is where the rubber meets the road and you begin to learn the craft of being a professional truck driver.

Phase III: Internship Program/Over-the-Road Training

After graduating from the 22-day KLLM Driving Academy Class-A CDL course and earning your Class-A CDL, you then go out for 240 hours in total with a KLLM certified trainer—while earning weekly paychecks while on the truck with your trainer.

Upgrading to Your Own Truck

After the 240 hours of training with a KLLM certified trainer, you then take an upgrade test. Upon passing it, you then have an opportunity to gain employment as a professional truck driver with KLLM.

For answers to common KLLM Driving Academy Class-A CDL Course questions, see our FAQ section below or call a recruiter at 1-800-925-5556.


  • “When they say no out-of-pocket expenses, they mean it! I saved thousands of dollars choosing the KLLM Driving Academy & now have a high-paying career on one of KLLM's regional fleets. I've got lifetime friends from my time at the KLLM Driving Academy. ”
    Phillip G. , KLLM Driving Academy Graduate
    “I was worried before attending I wouldn't learn the material or pick up how to drive a tractor-trailer but the instructors there are fantastic. They're all very experienced & worked with me every step of the way. I'm now providing for my family in ways I could have never imagined. ”
    Amber S. , KLLM Driving Academy Graduate
    “The KLLM Driving Academy felt like family from the time I stepped through the door. The 22 days of class goes by very quickly & then you're out with your trainer making good money right away. I'm making more money every week than I ever have in my entire life!”
    Cordale W. , KLLM Driving Academy Graduate