Louisiana Trucking Schools

About Trucking Schools in Louisiana
Total Schools:
27
Undergraduate Programs:
15
Graduate Programs:
3
Average Acceptance Rate:
60%
Average Tuition Cost:
$6,361
Average Loan Amount:
$5,066
Average Scholarship Award:
$4,150
Average Classroom Size:
21 Students

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Many parts of the South rely heavily on the trucking industry, which makes it a great industry for starting a new career. There are 20 Louisiana schools that offer diesel technology/trucking programs, with an average tuition cost of $2,514. In addition to the already low tuition costs in Louisiana, you may be able to get scholarships to lower your costs even more.

If you attend Fletcher Technical Community College, you may be able to apply for the Colin Black-Cummins Marine Diesel Technology Scholarship. This scholarship can be used to pay for tuition, books, and more if you are a full-time student.

Truck Driving Schools in Louisiana

Small class sizes have a huge number of benefits, so you may want to look for a college that offers a low staff-to-student ratio. As part of a small class, you may have more opportunities to ask your professors questions, get more personalized instruction, and even spend more time driving a truck. Louisiana schools that have small class sizes include Coastal College Truck Driver Training, Diesel Driving Academy, and Lake Charles Driver Institute.

As you contact different schools in your area, be sure to ask about program lengths! At South Central Louisiana Technical College, for example, you can earn a diesel technology diploma in two years or a certificate in less than one year. Most truck driving training programs in Louisiana take four to eight weeks to complete, depending on how many hours per week you spend in school and what license level you pursue.

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Life on the Road in Louisiana

As a Louisiana trucking professional, you may be able to earn a competitive salary.

Below you can find a graph outlining Louisiana trucking and diesel mechanic salaries compared to the nationwide average. All data retrieved from Bureau of Labor Statistics (2015).





There are many career opportunities for trucking graduates in Louisiana. As you begin your job search, you may find job listings in trucking companies, leasing centers, and auto repair shops. In Louisiana, some of the most prominent trucking employers are JH Walker Trucking, USA Truck Inc., and Saia LTL Freight. The job outlook in Louisiana is stronger than it is in many parts of the country. A 12% increase in diesel mechanic jobs is expected; similarly, O*Net anticipates a 17% increase in truck driving jobs.

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Acadiana Technical College - Lafayette Campus
(Lafayette,
LA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs, • Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$2,370 Tuition Cost
$735 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Central Louisiana Technical Community College
(Alexandria,
LA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$1,186 Tuition Cost
$622 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Coastal College Truck Driver Training - Calhoun
(Calhoun,
LA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Coastal College Truck Driver Training - Hammond
(Hammond,
LA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Coastal Truck Driving School - Alexandria
(Alexandria,
LA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Coastal Truck Driving School - Sunset
(Sunset,
LA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Delgado Community College
(New Orleans,
LA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Large Campus
• Urban Setting
$2,371 Tuition Cost
$2,122 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Diesel Driving Academy - Baton Rouge
(Baton Rouge ,
LA )
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
Diesel Driving Academy - Shreveport
(Shreveport,
LA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
L E Fletcher Technical Community College
(Schriever,
LA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$2,372 Tuition Cost
Lake Charles Driver Institute
(Lake Charles,
LA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Lake Charles TDI
(Lake Charles,
LA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Louisiana Delta Community College - Monroe Campus
(Monroe,
LA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$2,371 Tuition Cost
$2,800 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Louisiana Tech truck Driver Training - Bastrop
(Bastrop,
LA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Louisiana Tech Truck Driver Training - Monroe
(Monroe,
LA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Louisiana Tech University
(Ruston,
LA)
• Large Campus
• Suburban Setting
$4,777 Tuition Cost
$4,046 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Loyola University-New Orleans
(New Orleans,
LA)
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$33,846 Tuition Cost
$18,201 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
• Small Class Sizes
LTC - Acadian Campus Trk. Driver Training
(Crowley,
LA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Medical Training College
(Baton Rouge,
LA)
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
Northshore Technical Community College
(Bogalusa,
LA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$2,371 Tuition Cost
$1,093 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Northwest Louisiana Technical College
(Minden,
LA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$1,421 Tuition Cost
Nunez Community College
(Chalmette,
LA)
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$2,371 Tuition Cost
Remington College-Baton Rouge Campus
(Baton Rouge,
LA)
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$15,995 Tuition Cost
$1,470 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
South Central Louisiana Technical College - Young Memorial Campus
(Morgan City,
LA)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs, • Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$1,421 Tuition Cost
Southeastern Louisiana University
(Hammond,
LA)
• Large Campus
• Urban Setting
$3,853 Tuition Cost
$4,816 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Southern University at Shreveport
(Shreveport,
LA)
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$2,324 Tuition Cost
$5,590 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Thomas Truck Driving School
(Franklin,
LA)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs