Truck Driving Schools in New Mexico

Anyone who wants to work as a commercial truck driver must have a CDL license. To receive a CDL license in New Mexico, applicants must train, take a written and skills test, and be declared fit for this line of work by a DOT certified medical doctor. There are also age restrictions; you must be at least 18 years old to driver intrastate and 21 years old for interstate driving.

A CDL in New Mexico is a license for those who:

• Want to drive a truck that weighs more than 26,000 pounds or has a trailer, that with the truck, weighs 26,000 pounds or more;
• Have a truck that has hazardous placards on it; and
• Will be driving a vehicle that carries more than 16 passengers (such as school buses)

Applicants are highly recommended to get a copy of the CDL driving manual from their nearest MVD office. This manual contains important information that will come out of the exams. Aside from the general knowledge test, applicants must also take additional exams for every endorsement they wish to apply for. Special endorsement exams include the following:

• Hazardous Materials
• Passenger Transport
• Doubles-Triples
• Air Brakes
• Tankers
• Combinations – If an applicant is planning to drive a combination of vehicles

If an applicant passes, he/she will receive a temporary learner’s permit that’ll allow them to drive while being supervised by a licensed driver. When applicants think that they have enough practical driving experience and ready to take the road tests, they must visit their MVD office and set a schedule. Applicants must bring their own vehicle and must be accompanied by a licensed driver. The road test is divided into a pre-trip inspection, basic driving skills, and actual on-road driving. Applicants must pass all three parts to receive their CDL. Applicants who fail any part must start all over.

List of Current Truck Driving Schools in NM


Central New Mexico Community College
525 Buena Vista Dr. SE,
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 224-3000

Rocky Mountain Truck Driving School
3636 Menaul NE #327,
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 888-5182


Artesia Training Academy
3205 W. Main
Artesia, NM 87107
(505) 748-9766


Clovis Community College
417 Shepps Boulevard,
Clovis, NM 88101


Navajo Technical College
Lowerpoint Road, State Highway 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313
(505) 786-4100


San Juan College
4601 College Boulevard
Farmington, New Mexico 87402


New Mexico Junior College
5317 N. Lovington Highway,
Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 392-5544

Las Cruces

International Truck Driving Schools
2345 E. Nevada Avenue,
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 528-7449

Doña Ana Community College
2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd,
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011


Rocky Mountain Truck Driving School
2705 Princeton NE
Princeton, NM 87107
(505) 888-5236


Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell Campus
52 University Boulevard,
Roswell, NM 88203
(575) 624-7000

Sunland Park

International School
301 Victory Lane,
Sunland Park, NM 88063


Mesalands Community College
911 South 10th Street,
Tucumcari, NM 88401

We are always looking for new CDL schools to include on this directory. If you know of a school, not listed here, please use our contact form to let us know. All submissions must include the name, address and phone details of the business being added.

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  1. Hello and thank you for the opportunity to become a J B Hunt team member. I do not as of yet have a CDL liscense, but I need to go through the proper training and attend the Truck Driving school that is advertised, I would like to speak with a recruiter with your company. Thank you for your concideration Matthew Whelan

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