Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Salutes Truck Drivers for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
There are more than 3.6 million professional truck drivers nationwide with 391,724 valid CDL holders located in Georgia to deliver the products our communities need.
DDS Commissioner Spencer R. Moore said, “The commercial driving community is a major part of the economic development core foundation that makes our state and nation thrive.”
DDS is committed to supporting the CDL community. “Efficient testing of commercial drivers enables them to get on the road sooner which supports manufacturing and other industries that have a direct impact on Georgia’s growing economy,” added Commissioner Moore.
Today DDS has ten CDL testing centers with plans to add two additional locations (Douglasville and Hazlehurst) within a year. Plans also include relocating the Jackson CDL testing site to Forsyth where there will be room to add additional commercial vehicle testing carousels enabling more tests per day.
DDS continues to expand third-party CDL testing to allow companies outside the state's licensing system, such as driving schools or trucking companies, to test and certify their students for commercial driver's licenses after they successfully pass training courses, which puts more commercial drivers on the road. Additionally, DDS created a Travel Team to provide commercial vehicle testing at schools, military installations and other business partners.
Another important enhancement is Online License Services that are now available for commercial drivers to renew, replace, reinstate or update their license while on the road.
In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Team DDS celebrates all the commercial drivers who dedicate themselves daily to delivering our goods and transporting our loved ones while keeping our roads safe.
For complete driver licensing and testing information, please visit dds.georgia.gov.