CDL Prep Class B to Class A (Port Arthur)

Trucking is a high-demand industry that offers rock-solid wages and job security. Lamar State College Port Arthur's Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class B to Class A training course can get you up to speed and on the road in up to 5 weeks.


CLASS TIME: Monday through Friday from 5:30pm-9:30pm


  • Experienced, helpful instructors
  • Small class size means more one-on-one interaction
  • We provide a diverse mix of classroom and videos, discussion sessions, driving demos and — most important — on the road, hands-on driving experiences.
  • 100% hands-on training! You will train with qualified drivers who will draw on years of experience to teach you all you need to know about the driving industry.
  • You will drive the actual vehicles used in the field, including dump trucks to school buses and an 18-wheeler.
  • Basic knowledge and driving skills to pass the Texas Commercial Driver's License exam.
  • Rules of the road and smart driving strategies.
  • How to connect with companies that are hiring truck drivers.
  • Local jobs available NOW!


  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Hold a valid Texas driver's license.
  • Successfully complete a Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical Examination.
  • Pass a Department of Transportation Drug Screen.
  • Read and speak the English language to converse with the general public and make entries on reports and records. 

Labor Statistics & Job Outlook

Port Arthur Available Jobs






  • Great earning potential - salaries start at around $40,000 per year.
  • High demand - there's a regional shortage of drivers that will continue for years to come.