AVOTEC Training

Smokey Mountain Trucking Institute (SMTI) is pleased to announce AVOTEC Training.


Success Starts Here!

SMTI utilizes classroom instruction, range and road driving, and practical application of skills used in highway transport driving.

With SMTI's proven 12 Step Training Program, you too can obtain your Commercial Drivers License (CDL) in as little as 17 days.

12 Step Training

The successful student will develop industry acceptable skills in:

  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Department of Transportation Rules & Regulations
  • Coupling & Uncoupling
  • Various Backing & Docking Maneuvers
  • Proper Operation of Transmissions
  • Space & Speed Management
  • All Safety Practices
  • Trip Planning
  • Log Books
  • Customer Relations
  • Air Brake Systems
  • Obtain a CDL (Commercial Drivers License)

  • Other important information:

  • Program Length: 221 Hours / 3 weeks.
  • Class Schedule: Monday through Friday, classes begin at 7:00 am and end at 6:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday classes are also available beginning at 7:00 am and ending at 6:00 pm.
  • Administration Offices are open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • New classes begin on Monday and Wednesday of each week or a perpetual class is available with classes starting daily, excluding all legal holidays.
  • A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of the program.
  • Room and board are the responsibility of the student, however; the school will help advise students about housing accommodations close to the school. We have a special arrangements with Family Inns of America.
  • Program Cost:

  • Tuition  $4000 
    DOT Physical   $40
    DOT Level 5 Drug Test    $50
    CDL Learners Permit   $14
    CDL License   $56
    Registration Fee  $150
    Total Cost  $4310


    Contact Us:


    3173 Newport Highway
    Sevierville, Tn. 37876

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