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Sevierville, Tn. 37876

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Welcome to the web home of the Smokey Mountain Trucking Institute (SMTI). We hope that here you will find information to help you make a decision about a career in transportation and find out a little about what our school has to offer. For the professionals already in the industry, we offer a message board to meet others in the industry and exchange thoughts and ideas.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to provide innovative and premium quality instruction and hands-on training, with emphasis placed on courteous driving habits, and defensive driving techniques which leads to the safest driving record possible, to students seeking a Commercial Driver License which will lead them to full-time employment in the trucking industry.


Smokey Mountain Trucking Institute is authorized for operation as a post secondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Smokey Mountain Trucking Institute, please visit and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and financial responsibility.

SMTI is also VA, TAA and WIA Approved.


Smokey Mountain Trucking Institute is the first private trucking school in the state of Tennessee to become Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. For information about national and program accreditation, contact the institution.

Commercial Vehicle Training Association:

SMTI is a member, in good standing, with the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA), an organization committed to providing training programs that earn and maintain public confidence, adhering to sound and ethical business practices.


CSA2010 is a FMCSA program intended to highlight drivers and carriers with strong safety performance records and send a strong message for improvement to those with poor performance histories. Learn more about CSA2010 by clicking the image above.

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