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Trucking Schools: Your Source for Local Truck Driving Schools

To start a career in truck driving, the first step is to find a qualified truck driving school. Trucking schools will provide you with the training needed to obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) and begin your career in truck driving. BestTruckingSchools.com has compiled an extensive list of truck driving schools in the United States. Schools on our site can help you prepare for the CDL examination and give you the behind the wheel driving experience you will need to obtain your license.

How to Find a Truck Driving School

Truck driving schools may be found in all 50 states and are usually concentrated around major cities and towns. BTS' list of schools may help you find a truck driving school in your area. Once you have decided to explore a career in trucking, stop by your local motor vehicles office to obtain a CDL manual. This may explain the requirements and tests needed to obtain your CDL license.

There are three classes of commercial driver's licenses (Class A, B and C) depending on the type of vehicle you wish to drive. If you already know the type of truck you may be driving or the type of materials you may be hauling, make sure the school you choose offers training for the class of license you need. This may save you time. For cities where we have featured trucking driving schools, you may save time by requesting information through our CDL partners.

Trucking Schools has created two easy ways to find truck driving schools in your area. First, use the map below to find trucking schools in your state. For customized results based on your specific location, try searching by zip code with our search widget at the top of the page.

Truck Driving Resources and Job Outlook

BestTruckingSchools.com is an online resource for people looking to start their career in truck driving. With our list of CDL training providers, CDL requirements for all 50 states and trucking resources written by current and former truck drivers, we have information you may need in one spot on the web. With the ability to request information directly from schools, you might find searching schools and contacting them simple.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition Data, truck driving is one of the largest occupations in the U.S. with over 1,797,700 jobs in 2014 (latest available data). The job outlook for truck drivers is favorable with an expected growth of 5 percent between 2014 and 2024. This represents approximately 99,000 new jobs as the economy grows.

Truck Driver Salary Table

Location 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Annual Salary
United States $31,270 $48,330 $38,700
Alabama $27,730 $45,440 $35,280
Alaska $43,960 $60,690 $52,840
Arizona $33,730 $47,260 $39,710
Arkansas $27,740 $42,370 $33,660
California $33,190 $50,780 $40,460
Colorado $34,120 $51,020 $42,080
Connecticut $35,870 $51,780 $43,150
Delaware $34,230 $51,590 $41,510
District of Columbia $39,790 $55,370 $45,890
Florida $27,530 $43,710 $34,440
Georgia $30,500 $49,860 $39,240
Hawaii $36,470 $49,220 $42,540
Idaho $28,450 $43,870 $35,260
Illinois $33,510 $55,890 $42,340
Indiana $31,720 $48,900 $38,470
Iowa $30,590 $48,120 $39,960
Kansas $29,790 $47,680 $37,770
Kentucky $28,780 $46,530 $36,370
Louisiana $30,690 $45,500 $36,750
Maine $28,150 $42,430 $34,520
Maryland $33,300 $48,670 $40,700
Massachusetts $38,810 $55,050 $44,950
Michigan $30,650 $45,880 $37,490
Minnesota $33,680 $49,270 $40,330
Mississippi $28,290 $45,250 $35,930
Missouri $29,270 $48,630 $38,580
Montana $32,550 $49,420 $39,430
Nebraska $30,780 $50,310 $40,350
Nevada $35,950 $52,970 $43,680
New Hampshire $32,360 $43,970 $36,970
New Jersey $35,940 $54,420 $43,860
New Mexico $31,060 $47,370 $37,820
New York $33,320 $55,200 $42,180
North Carolina $29,870 $45,920 $37,500
North Dakota $38,710 $54,890 $45,400
Ohio $30,770 $47,220 $37,720
Oklahoma $28,930 $46,330 $36,540
Oregon $32,770 $45,080 $37,580
Pennsylvania $33,410 $49,720 $40,780
Rhode Island $34,340 $49,160 $41,470
South Carolina $29,400 $46,230 $36,670
South Dakota $29,220 $43,440 $34,990
Tennessee $29,650 $48,170 $38,130
Texas $28,560 $46,730 $36,550
Utah $34,050 $50,830 $41,420
Vermont $31,590 $46,590 $37,260
Virginia $30,270 $45,140 $36,570
Washington $33,850 $49,200 $41,010
West Virginia $27,170 $41,440 $32,960
Wisconsin $31,940 $49,160 $39,120
Wyoming $36,350 $54,830 $44,180
Guam $22,650 $32,540 $27,240
Puerto Rico $16,730 $19,430 $18,060
Virgin Islands $24,690 $41,690 $29,620

Table data taken from 2015 BLS (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes533032.htm)