Coastal Bend College expands its CDL driver training program to Kingsville. In addition to long- and short-haul commercial truck driving, the oil industry in South Texas is hiring qualified truck drivers, so now is the time to get the training.
The program has been approved for Workforce Investment Act Funding for eligible clients as funds are available. The cost of this CDL program is $4200 on any campus. This does not cover mandatory drug screening, DOT permit, physical and DVM reports.
The expansion is in response to the increased need for drivers in the region. “We teach drivers to think cognitively and be aware of surrounding and drive proactively, not reactively,” said Angela Saenz Ngo of Excel Driver Services.
In Kingsville, the first class is on Oct. 3. Classes are Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. for three weeks. Classes are held at CBC Kingsville Campus, located at 1814 S. Brahma Blvd. Call Deb Branstetter at (361) 592-1615 Ext. 4053 for more details.