Truck Driving Schools in Indiana (IN)
Truck Driving Schools by City
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). 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), Indiana heavy truck drivers earn a median wage of $19.46 per hour. This equates to earning a salary of $40,470 per year. Indiana light truck drivers earn a median wage of $14.78 per hour (salary of $30,750 per year). The first step to becoming one of the 70,000+ truck drivers in Indiana is to earn your commercial driver's license (CDL) and a truck driving school in Indiana will prepare you to achieve this goal.
There are several truck driving schools in Indiana that offer the training necessary to obtain your CDL license. Indiana truck driving schools are located in Indianapolis, but others may also be found near smaller cities such as Fort Wayne and Gary. To obtain your CDL license in Indiana, you must be at least 18 years old to transport within state lines (21 to transport out of state or to transport people), have a valid driver's license for at least one year and pass a physical examination. Applicants must then pass a written knowledge test and a roads skills test in the class of vehicle they wish to operate. The three part road skills test includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic control skills test and an on-road driving test. Additional knowledge and skills tests may be needed depending on the desired endorsement--for example, to haul hazardous materials.
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