Calhoun Community College to offer CDL Class for Women

July 19, 2018

CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) drivers continue to be in high demand; students can receive their CDL license in just 4 weeks!

Currently, more than 200,000 female drivers across the nation are earning a good living as professional truck drivers. With no wage gap between genders, and job security fueled by a nationwide truck driver shortage, more women are looking to the transportation industry for lucrative careers.

To help meet this growing demand for drivers, Calhoun Community College is offering a CDL Training for Women option for those interested in receiving a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and endorsements. Day classes will be offered Monday-Thursday, September 4-27, 8am-5pm at Calhoun’s Decatur campus. The 4-week, 160-hour program, will prepare students to pass the written and road tests for a Class A or B license.

Due to advancements in vehicle design, professional driving is more attractive and accessible to all demographics. Many carriers are transitioning their fleets to all automatic transmission vehicles, with an increased focus on ergonomics, amenities, and driver safety and comfort.

During the course, trucking company recruiters will meet with the classes and provide information regarding employment.

For more information or to register for the class, Contact Calhoun’s CDL office at 256-260-2462, or visit the website at

Funding opportunities are available to assist potential drivers with tuition for the class. Those interested should contact their local Alabama Career Center for eligibility.