Commercial Driving

Northern Maine Community College’s Commercial Driving Academy is a State of Maine licensed tractor-trailer driving school.  This course is designed to train you to become a professional truck driver.  You will learn exactly what it takes to be a responsible driver and how to handle a tractor and trailer safely and efficiently.

Upcoming Courses

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August 13 – October 5, 2018   M-F  8 – 4:30 p.m.


October 22 – December 15   M-F  8 – 4:30 p.m.


Evening & Saturday Course  T/TH 6-10 & Selected Saturdays 8 – 4:30

October 23, 2018 – April 13, 2019


Call Today to Schedule an Interview!
Dennis Dyer, Commercial Driving Coordinator, 207-768-2769  or
Leah Buck, Assistant Dean of Continuing Education, at 207-768-2768


Classroom instruction will include log books, trip planning, hazmat, and other endorsements for your commercial driving license (CDL).  You will gain hands-on experience both on the driving range and on the road.  NMCC’s Commercial Driving Academy provides a prospective commercial driver with the training necessary to operate a tractor-trailer rig in a safe, skilled manner.

Endorsements Possible 
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Tank Vehicle
  • Double/Triple Trailer

Admission Requirements

  • Personal interview
  • Valid Maine Driver’s License and a copy of your driving record*
  • Pre-entrance alcohol and controlled substance screen (test must be negative)
  • DOT physical in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier safety regulations, found to be qualified
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Immunization record **
* Driving record will be reviewed in order to meet eligibility requirements.
** MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella or titre indicating immunity) and  Diphtheria/tetanus given within past 10 years.
Also NOTE: Students will be required to provide their own protective clothing (e.g. steel toe shoes)

January 2017 Commercial Driving Academy Graduates 1/9/17 – 3/3/17

L to R:

Jared Theriault; Charlie McLaughlin; Roger Coty; Christopher Mitchell; Gerald Coty; CDL Coordinator, Dennis Dyer; Kevin Jandreau.