Truck Driving Schools in Kentucky (KY)
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2011 Data, the job outlook for truck drivers is favorable between 2010 and 2020, with an expected growth rate of 21 percent. 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 deliveries or pick-up and delivery services. As of May 2011 (latest available data), heavy truck drivers in Kentucky earn a median hourly wage of $18.63 (median annual salary of $38,740). Light truck drivers in Kentucky earn a median hourly wage of $15.57 (median annual salary of $32,390). To become one of the 37,800+ truck drivers in Kentucky, you may need a commercial driver's license (CDL) and a truck driving school in Kentucky is a great place to start.
Truck driving schools in Kentucky are located near cities big and small, including Lexington, Bowling Green, and Paducah. Kentucky truck driving schools offer the training necessary to earn a CDL license. To obtain a CDL license in Kentucky, applicants must be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate trucking), have a valid driver's license and pass a vision exam. In addition, applicants must pass a written knowledge exam and a road test that includes a vehicle inspection, basic control skills and an on-road driving test. Additional knowledge and skills exams may be needed depending on the type of vehicle--for example, to drive a combination vehicle, a tanker or a truck with air brakes. Finally, further endorsements are needed to transport passengers or haul hazardous materials.
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