Truck Driving Schools in Arkansas (AR)

The job outlook for truck drivers over the next decade is favorable and expected to increase 9 percent between 2010 and 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). For classification purposes, the BLS distinguishes between heavy or tractor-trailer truck drivers and light or delivery services truck drivers. As of May 2011 (latest available data), Arkansas heavy truck drivers earn a median wage of $18.33 per hour. This equates to earning a salary of $38,130 per year. Arkansas light truck drivers earn a median wage of $13.88 per hour (salary of $28,860 per year). To become a truck driver in Arkansas, a truck driving school may get you started on the path to join them.

Truck driving schools in Arkansas are located throughout the state including the Memphis metropolitan area, Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Newport, Marked Tree, El Dorado, and Forrest City. Arkansas truck driving schools offer the training you need to obtain your commercial drivers license (CDL), which you need to drive a Class A, B or C commercial vehicle. CDL license candidates must be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate truck driving), meet physical qualification standards and pass a vision test. CDL applicants must also pass a general knowledge exam and a three-part skills test, which includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic vehicle control test, and an on-road driving test. Additional knowledge and skills tests may be required depending on the class of license and endorsements you need--for example, to transport hazardous materials. Arkansas truck driving schools will prepare you to pass these examinations.

To find a truck driving school in Arkansas, check out the trucking schools below.

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Directory of Arkansas Truck Driving Schools

Forrest City: Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute
Address: 1620 Newcastle Rd, Forrest City, Arkansas 72336
Phone: 870-633-5411

Fort Smith: University of Arkansas -Fort Smith
Address: 5401 S Zero St, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72193
Phone: 479-788-7000

Harrison: North Arkansas College
Address: 1515 Pioneer Dr, Harrison, Arkansas 72601
Phone: 870-391-3101

Hope: International Schools
Address: 2500 S Main St, Hope, Arkansas 71802
Phone: 870-777-5722

Little Rock: Diesel Driving Academy
Address: 11001 Interstate 30, Little Rock, Arkansas 72209
Phone: 501-945-0964

Malvern: Mid-America Truck Driving School
Address: 375 Alcoa Road, Malvern, Arkansas 72104
Phone: 501-844-4496

Marked Tree: Arkansas State University
Address: 33500 Hwy 63 E, Marked Tree, Arkansas 72365
Phone: 870-358-2117

Nashville: Cossatot Cummunity College of University of Arkansas
Address: 1557 Hwy 371 W, Nashville, Arkansas 71852
Phone: 870-584-4471

Newport: Arkansas State University
Address: 7648 Victory Blvd, Newport, Arkansas 72112
Phone: 870-512-7841

North Little Rock: C1 Truck Driver Training
Address: 7303 Hwy 70 E, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72117
Phone: 501-955-0400

Pine Bluff: Pine Bluff Truck Driving Schools
Address: 4208 Hwy 65 S, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601
Phone: 870-534-0800

West Memphis: Roadmaster
Address: 1550 Ingram Blvd, Ste D, West Memphis, Arkansas 72301
Phone: 870-400-4090

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