Truck Driving Schools in Illinois (IL)

The job outlook for truck drivers between 2010 and 2020 is considered favorable by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS classifies truck drivers into two basic categories: heavy / tractor-trailer truck drivers and light / delivery services truck drivers. Illinois heavy truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $21.15 as of May 2011 (latest available data). This equates to a median annual salary of $43,990. Illinois light truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $16.87 (median annual salary of $35,080). To become one of the 99,000+ truck drivers in Illinois, you may need a commercial driver's license (CDL) and a truck driving school in Illinois is a great place to start.

Truck driving schools in Illinois may equip you with the skills and training necessary to obtain your CDL license. Illinois truck driving schools may be found throughout the state, including areas such as Chicago, the north shore, Bloomington, and Rockland. To obtain your CDL license in Illinois, you must be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate truck driving), have a current driver's license and pass a vision exam. The CDL license exam consists of both a knowledge and skills exam, which includes a vehicle inspection, controls skills test, and a road test with Illinois Driver Services. Additional qualifications may be needed depending on the type of vehicle you plan to drive and the types of materials you wish to transportâ€"for example, to haul hazardous materials. Illinois truck driving schools will prepare you to pass these examinations.

To find a truck driving school in Illinois, browse the list of featured trucking schools below.

Learn more about Illinois CDL requirements.

List of Illinois Truck Schools

160 Driving Academy – Belleville

Address: 5720 North Belt West , Belleville, IL 62226
Phone: (618) 867-6515

160 Driving Academy – Champaign

Address: 1315 N Mattis, Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: (217) 236-6977

160 Driving Academy – Chicago Heights

Address: 199 West Joe Orr Road, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: (708) 315-6300

160 Driving Academy – Crest Hill-Joliet

Address: 21055 Division St., Crest Hill, IL 60403
Phone: (815) 286-4433

160 Driving Academy – Highland Community College

Address: 2998 W Pearl City Rd., Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: (815) 496-6322

160 Driving Academy – Moline

Address: 4500 16th St, Moline, IL 61265
Phone: (309) 565-8285

160 Driving Academy – Peoria

Address: 2200 W War Memorial Dr., Peoria, IL 61613
Phone: (309) 517-0822

160 Driving Academy – Rockford

Address: 5010 Forest Hills Road, Rockford, IL 61111
Phone: (815) 496-6322

160 Driving Academy – Waukegan

Address: 320 S Greenbay Rd., Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (847) 550-3699

Alamo Truck Driving School

Address: 5264 W 47th St, Chicago, IL 60638
Phone: (708) 793-5511

Blue Horizon Truck Driving School

Address: 5926 S Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60629
Phone: (773) 788-1199

CJ’s Truck Driver Training

Address: 305 W Illinois Street, Assumption, IL 62510
Phone: (121) 722-6436 x2

College of Lake County

Address: 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: (847) 543-2615

Danville Area Community College

Address: 2000 E. Main St, Danville, IL 61832
Phone: (217) 443-3222
Website: dacc.edu

Eagle Training Services – Crystal Lake

Address: 1095 Pingree Rd, Suite 217, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: (847) 707-2804

Elgin Community College

Address: 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: (847) 697-1000
Website: elgin.edu

Harper College

Address: 1375 S. Wolf Road, Prospect Heights, IL 60070
Phone: (847) 925-6616

Heartland Community College

Address: 1500 W Raab Rd, Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8160
Website: heartland.edu

Highland Community College

Address: 5010 Forest Hills Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111
Phone: (815) 599-3418
Website: highland.edu

Joliet Junior College

Address: 17840 W Laraway Rd, Joliet, IL 60433
Phone: (815) 729-9020

Kaskaskia College

Address: 27210 College Rd, Centralia, IL 62801
Phone: (618) 545-3000
Website: kaskaskia.edu

Kishwaukee College

Address: 21193 Malta Rd, Malta, IL 60150
Phone: (815) 825-2086

Kotra CDL Driving School

Address: 1616 Grand Ave Ste 206, Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (847) 360-1616
Website: cdlkotra.com

Lincoln Land Truck Driving School

Address: 5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield, IL 62794
Phone: (217) 786-2200
Website: llcc.edu

Mack Truck Training School

Address: 7420 Richards Road, Bridgeview, IL 60455
Phone: (610) 351-8800

Mega Driving School Inc

Address: 1212 Seminary Ave 2B, Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: (847) 260-5680

Mid City Truck Driving Academy

Address: 6740 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60634
Phone: (773) 725-3000

Parkland College Truck Driver Training

Address: 1008 S Perimeter Rd #921, Rantoul, IL 61866
Phone: (217) 893-3038

Prairie State College

Address: 202 South Halsted, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: (708) 709-3500

Premier CDL Training Services, LLC – Belleville

Address: 22500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville, IL 62221
Phone: (618) 641-5184

Premier CDL Training Services, LLC – Granite City

Address: 5529 Dial Dr., Suite 4, Granite City, IL 62040
Phone: (618) 797-1725

Progressive Truck School – Chicago

Address: 5538 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: (773) 736-5522
Website: cdltruck.com

Progressive Truck School – Cicero

Address: 3475 S. Cicero Ave., Cicero, IL 60804
Phone: (773) 736-5522
Website: cdltruck.com

Progressive Truck School – Lansing

Address: 1945 Bernice Rd., Lansing, IL 60438
Phone: (773) 736-5522
Website: cdltruck.com

Richland Community College

Address: One College Park, Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: (217) 875-7200
Website: richland.edu

Roehl Transport – Iron Mountain

Address: 1330 S Jackson St., Iron Mountain, IL 49801
Phone: (800) 535-0269
Website: roehl.jobs

Shawnee Communtiy College

Address: 8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL 62992
Phone: (618) 634-3200
Website: shawneecc.edu

Southeastern Illinois College Truck Driver Training

Address: 3575 College Rd, Harrisburg, IL 62946
Phone: (618) 252-5400
Website: sic.edu

Spirit CDL TRAINING Corporation

Address: 1202 Ipsen Road, Belvidere, IL 61008
Phone: (815) 332-7000
Website: spiritcdl.com

Spoon River College Truck Driver Training

Address: 23235 N County 22, Canton, IL 61520
Phone: (309) 647-2794
Website: src.edu

Star Truck Driving School – Bensenville

Address: 710 Larson Ln., Bensenville, IL 60106
Phone: (630) 238-0330

Star Truck Driving School – Hickory Hills

Address: 9610 S 76th Ave., Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Phone: (708) 233-0303

Star Truck Driving School – Oswego

Address: 1250 U.S. Hwy 34, Oswego, IL 60543
Phone: (630) 236-7200

Star Truck Driving School – South Suburban College

Address: 15800 State St., South Holland, IL 60473
Phone: (708) 225-5884

Viking Driving School Inc

Address: 600 Busse Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: (847) 698-7771
Do you run a trucking school in Illinois? If so, contact us to be listed here.