The job outlook for truck drivers between 2010 and 2020 is considered favorable by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). For classification purposes, the BLS separates heavy and light truck driving jobs. The majority of heavy trucking jobs involve long haul trucking while light trucking jobs usually involve more deliveries or pick-up and delivery type positions. The median hourly wage for heavy truck drivers in Delaware as of May 2011 (latest available data) is $19.65. This equates to earning a median annual salary of $40,870. The median hourly wage for light truck drivers in Delaware is $17.74 (median annual salary of $36,900). To become a truck driver in Delaware is to pursue your commercial driverâ€™s license (CDL) and a truck driving school in Delaware will prepare you to achieve this goal.
Truck driving schools in Delaware are located around the New Castle, Dover and Georgetown areas. Delaware truck driving schools may provide you with the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to obtain your CDL license. To obtain your CDL, you must be at least 18 years old with one year of driving experience (21 years old to transport across state lines), have a valid driver's license and pass a medical examination. The CDL exam may consists of at least one knowledge test and a skills test, which includes a pre-vehicle inspection, a basic vehicle control test, and an on-road driving test. The three part skills test is taken in the type of motor vehicle you want to be licensed to operate. In addition to a general knowledge exam, you may have to take additional knowledge and skills tests depending on the class of license and endorsements you need--for example, to transport hazardous materials.
To find a truck driving school in Delaware, check out the trucking schools below.
Georgetown: Delaware Tech Community College
Address: PO Box 610 Rte 18, Georgetown, Delaware 19947
New Castle: American Driver Training Academy
Address: 19 B Davidson Ln, New Castle, Delaware 19720
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