Truck driving is an exciting career which is appealing to many people looking for new careers in this down economy. Part of its attraction is the diversity it offers, and the fact it is stable and generally unaffected by economic changes. Truck driving is the perfect career choice for someone of an adventurous bent who cannot stand the thought of being tied down to a routine job.
The first step in becoming a truck driver is to earn a Commercial Driver License (CDL). The CDL is you ticket to starting a career as a truck driver as it is required to drive big rigs and trailers. To obtain your CDL, you must visit a CDL testing location in Arkansas and pass a written knowledge test and a skills driving test. To prepare yourself for the CDL licensing test, we recommend applying for one of our truck driving schools in Arkansas.
A Commercial Driver License (CDL) test is in two parts – one written and the other practical. The written exam can be taken at any of the Arkansas state troop headquarters as seen below. The locations in bold are the only locations that offer the CDL skills test.
|Clarksville||2700 West Main St||479-754-3096|
|Forrest City||3205 N. Washington||870-633-1454|
|Fort Smith||5728 Kelly Highway||479-783-5195|
|Harrison||2724 Airport Road||870-741-3455|
|Hope||2501 North Hazel||870 777-4641|
|Hot Springs||200 Karen Lane||501-767-8550|
|Jonesboro||2216 Access Rd||870-935-7302|
|Little Rock||1 State Police Plaza||501-618-8252|
|Newport||3200 Highway 67N||870-523-2701|
|Pine Bluff||6816 Princeton Pike||870-247-1483|
|Springdale||5084 Har-Ber Avenue||479-751-3619|
|Warren||1237 North Myrtle||870-226-3713|
A list of testing hours for each location can be found here.
For more information on Commercial Driver License (CDL) test locations or truck driving classes, call us at 1800TRUCKER (1-800-878-2537).