Truck Driving Schools in Hawaii (HI)
The job outlook for truck drivers over the next decade (between 2010 and 2020) is favorable and expected to increase 9 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS classifies truck drivers into two basic categories: heavy / tractor-trailer truck drivers and light or delivery services truck drivers. For heavy truck drivers in Hawaii, the median hourly wage is $21.04 as of May 2011 (latest available data). This equates to a median annual salary of $43,760. For light truck drivers in Hawaii, the median hourly wage is $15.94 (median annual salary of $33,160). A truck driving school may get you started on the path to join them.
Truck driving schools in Hawaii are mainly located on Oahu in the cities of Honolulu, Kaneohe, Kapolei and Waianae. Hilo is also an option for people who live on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hawaii truck driving schools may help you prepare for the written and driving exams necessary to earn your commercial driver's license (CDL). To obtain your CDL in Hawaii, applicants must be 21 years old, have a current driver's license and social security card, and provide a medical report. Additionally, all CDL candidates need to pass a vision test, a written general knowledge test and a skills test, which includes a vehicle pre-trip inspection, a basic control test and an on-road driving test. Additional knowledge and skills tests may be needed depending on the endorsements you need--for example, to drive a vehicle with air brakes, double or triple trailers or to haul hazardous materials. A truck driving school in Hawaii will prepare you to pass these examinations.
Browse the featured Hawaii truck driving schools below to find a trucking school near you.
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