Truck Driving Schools

Trucking schools listed down below has experience of teaching deaf students to obtain CDL

  • Alabama
    • Alabama Benz Driving Academy; Dothan
    • TDI; Coldwater
  • Colorado
    •   United States Truck Driving School; Wheatridge  
  • Florida
    • National Truck Driving School; Green Cover Springs 
  • Georgia
    • West Georgia Technical College; LaGrange
    • North Georgia Technical College; Clarksville
  • Illinois 
    • College of Dupage Truck Driving School; Allison
    • Harper Community College; Schaumburg 
    • Kishwaukee College Trucking Dept.; Malta 
    • Lincolnland Community College; Springfield 
  • Indiana 
    • Safe Drivers Institute of America: Truck Driving School; Indianapolis 
  • Louisana 
    • Coastal Trucking School; 3 locations: Alexandria/ Opelalous/ Hammond 
  • Michigan
    •  Baker College; Flint
  • Minnesota 
    • Century College; White Bear Lake 
    • Hibbing Community College: Hibbing 
    • St. Cloud Technical Truck Driving School; St. Cloud 
    • Winona Technical School: Winona
  • Mississippi
    • Delta Technical College; Horn Lake 
  • Missouri 
    • C1 Truck Driver Training; Springfield 
  • New Mexico 
    • Central New Mexico Community College; Albuquerque
    • Rocky Mountain Truck Driving School; Albuquerque 
  • North Carolina 
    • Future Truckers of America; Asheboro 
  • Ohio 
    • Owens Community College; Perrysburg 
    • Roadmaster Truck School; Columbus 
  • Tennessee 
    • United Truck Driving School; Murfreesboro 
  • Texas 
    • Action Career Training; Abliene/Big Spring 
    • Amarillo College Truck Driving Academy; Amarillo 
  • Washington 
    • West Coast Training; Woodland 
  • Wisconsin 
    • Chippewa Valley Trucking School; Eau Claire 
    • Fox Valley Tech School; Appleton 
    • Gateway Technical College (Eagle Trucking School); Kenosha  


  1.  Apply an application for the hearing exemption  
    1. New Hearing Applicant Doc Email Version
    2. Medical Release of Info Hearing SAMPLE
    3. Medical Release of Info 12-2006
  2. Meanwhile waiting on the exemption in the mail, go to Department of Motor Vehicles to get a CDL study guide, study for General Knowledge and Air Brake exams, and pass it to get CDL permit before enrolling into a truck driving school.
  3. Attempt to contact your nearby Vocational Rehabilitation office to open a case to assist with tuition, interpreters as they may help pay for your DOT exam.
  4. Search a CDL driving school that willing to teach a deaf student. 

FMSCA Contact Info

Ms. Christine A. Hydock,  Chief, Medical Programs Division 

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
W64-221 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590
Main: 202 366-4001
Fax: 202 366-1265
9:00am-5:00 ET, M-F

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