National Training is the oldest and highly respected driving school offering superior training for truck driving and heavy equipment operation in the Jacksonville, FL area.

National Training is approved by the State of Florida and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles as a coeducational career school located in Green Cove Springs, FL. We are the proud owners of America’s only 350-acre CDL training grounds which allows students to practice driving in a safe environment, on a private highway specifically designed for learning to drive big rigs. Our instructors are the best in the business and have more than a century of experience as truck drivers and CDL instructors.

Employers throughout the extensive truck driving industry throughout the US have ranked National Training’s CDL courses as some of the best in the country, and have placed us in the top tier of all truck driving schools making us your preferred training partner to begin your truck driving career.


Trucks driven by students in the CDL Now Training Program at National Truck Driving School

CDL Now Course

Get on the road FAST with our CDL Now! Course. In just 4 weeks you’ll learn all you need to know to pass the CDL Class A exam – Including the written and road tests. You’ll go from zero to CDL in just 30 days!

Class A, B & C simulator training

CDL Simulators

Our class A, B & C simulators offer realistic driving practice equipment in a low-risk, controlled simulation environment to build confidence and develop efficient skills. A total immersive training experience!

Everything you need to know about a careen in the trucking industry

Free Webinars

Hear what our experts and guest speakers have to say about this growing field in our free weekly webinar featuring guest speakers from major trucking firms that hire our truck driving school graduates on a continual basis.

Bring the whole family and tour our training complex

Upcoming Open House

Bring the whole family! Come see our unique 350-acre training grounds and classrooms and get into the cab of a semi tractor-trailer. Register today and learn about driving trucks as a career.

Is A Career in Trucking or Heavy Equipment Right for You?

Take the National Training Inc.’s CDL/Heavy Equipment Career Training Readiness Quiz

This fun online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.




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Graduate Stories

Listen to some of National Training’s graduate stories and their experiences with attending our school.

Let National Training Help Start Your Career Today!

We offer a variety of high-quality CDL and heavy machine operation courses to fit your needs. Students have the opportunity to learn in both a classroom setting and hands-on at our unique 350-acre training complex complete with a private custom-built highway.

Our mission is to produce well trained entry-level truck drivers and heavy equipment operators who can transition into gainful employment in their respective fields upon completion of our courses. We are committed to helping guide you towards achieving the necessary skills to help you reach your career goals.

National Training's 4 Week CDL Now Course


Our CDL Now training program prepares you for truck driving in 4 weeks. We teach you how to drive in different traffic situations carrying different loads, in different geographical conditions, and under different weather conditions. Our highly trained instructors offer both classroom preparation and hands-on training that you need to safely and properly handle trucks and obtain your CDL Class A license. Click here to learn more!

National Training is now offering Class B Fleet and Class C CDL courses

Class B Fleet and Class C CDL Courses

Our Class B Fleet and Class C CDL courses are customized classes designed for individuals that are wanting to drive straight trucks, buses or vehicles transporting placarded amounts of hazardous materials. Click here to learn more!

National Training's CDL Refresher Course

CDL Refresher Course

The CDL Refresher Course is a customized class designed for individuals that currently hold a Class A, B or C CDL license and want to refresh their skills as well as those returning to the field. We offer a convenient 5 day, 40 hour class tailored to fit your needs. Click here to learn more!



Our Hazardous Materials Course will teach you everything you need to know to pass the written test to add a Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) endorsement (H) to your CDL. Click here to learn more!

National Training's  Entry Level Driver Training Course

Fleet Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT)

National Training Inc.’s ELDT course is designed specifically for entry-level drivers and ensures they receive the required training and demonstrate proficiency in theory training and behind-the-wheel (BTW) training prior to taking their skills and knowledge tests.  Click here to learn more!

National Training offers Fleet Training

Fleet Training A&B

National Training, Inc. specializes in creating custom group training programs tailored to meet the needs of individual companies and their fleet driver training requirements. We will train, re-train or upgrade the skill levels of your current drivers, and we can train them at your facility or ours. Click here to learn more!

Passenger Endorsement Course

Passenger Endorsement Course


National Training’s upcoming Passenger Endorsement Course is for drivers who will be carrying 16 or more people, including the driver. Learn all you need to know to pass the exam and skills test. Click here to learn more!

Class A, B & C simulators

CDL Simulators

Whether you are looking for refresher training, continuing education, skills improvement, or student driver training, our state-of-the-art CDL simulator can provide measurable benefits. Our simulator system provides a low-risk, low pressure way to train both new and experienced drivers and can be used for CDL Class A, B, and C training programs. Click here to learn more!

National Training's Heavy 4 Week Now Course

Heavy Now

In our 4 week Heavy Now course, you will receive heavy equipment training to earn your NCCER registry, including the proper methods for how to safely operate and shutdown heavy equipment, land clearing and leveling, septic and sewer systems, culverts and pipe laying, footers and foundations, landscaping, laser technology, road building and grade stack, and much more. Click here to learn more!

Is A Career in Trucking or Heavy Equipment Right for You?

Take the National Training Inc.’s CDL/Heavy Equipment Career Training Readiness Quiz

This fun online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

We’ve Been Training For Over 45 Years


Our instructors are the best in the business.

Some of the Great Benefits of Being a Truck Driver

There are countless benefits to becoming a truck driver. Call us at (800) 488-7364 or send us an email today to find out how National Training can help you get started on your path.

Job Security

From food, electronics, automobiles, office and medical equipment to clothing and everything in-between, truck drivers are critical in the transportation of goods nationwide. The trucking industry has more than 3.6 million commercial truck drivers and the need for quality trained individuals is steadily increasing more and more each year.

Great Pay

The truck driving industry offers drivers a high starting salary with great benefits and potential for growth. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median average salary for truck drivers in May 2020 made an average of $22.66 per hour or $47,130 in base pay and bonuses, with the highest paid drivers earning more than $65,260. Knowing that their business relies heavily on their drivers, transportation companies take good care of them, offering excellent benefits such as medical, vision, and dental insurance, life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, sign-on bonuses, retirement plans, and much more.


Whether you choose to drive local, long distance or cross-region, most trucking companies offer flexible work schedules that help you achieve the work-life balance you are looking for. 


You’ll have abundant opportunities to expand your CDL training and skillset by working different kinds of routes, driving different types of trucks, as well as hauling various types of loads. Once you have gained more experience you could become an instructor, or if you have the entrepreneurial skills you could start your own trucking company. The growth to expand your knowledge has no limits!


Your office is the road. No endless meetings, no one micromanaging you over your shoulder as you work. You have the freedom to be the type of truck driver you want to be, freedom to choose what company you want to work for, and freedom to pick the type of routes you want to drive.

Some of the Exceptional Companies That Hire National Training, Inc.  Graduates

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