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.

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

Learn more about Kentucky CDL requirements.

List of Kentucky Truck Schools

C.D.L. Training Services & Consulting Inc. – Elizabethtown

Address: 210 Steel Dr., Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: (270) 234-0431

C.D.L. Training Services & Consulting Inc. – Paducah

Address: 1927 Irvin Cobb Dr Ste 2A, Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: (270) 444-8005

International Truck Driving School LLC

Address: 421 Greenwood Ln, Bowling Green, KY 42104
Phone: (270) 393-3000

Lake Cumberland CDL Training School – Ashland Community & Technical College

Address: 4818 Roberts Drive, Ashland, KY 41102
Phone: (877) 308-9638

Lake Cumberland CDL Training School – Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

Address: 610 College Street Rd., Elizabethtown, KY 52701
Phone: (270) 706-8602

Lake Cumberland CDL Training School – Maysville Community and Technical College

Address: 1755 US Hwy 68, Maysville, KY 41056
Phone: (877) 308-9638

Lake Cumberland CDL Training School – Somerset Community and Technical College

Address: 230 Airport Road – Bldg. 1, Somerset, KY 42501
Phone: (270) 866-5717

Lake Cumberland CDL Training School – Hopkinsville Community College

Address: 720 North Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42241
Phone: (270) 707-3743

Lake Cumberland CDL Training School – Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

Address: 700 College Road, Cumberland, KY 40823
Phone: (606) 573-1506

Mid-American Driving Academy

Address: 20857 US 23, Louisa, KY 41230
Phone: (501) 844-4496

Paducah Truck Driving School

Address: 5234 Charter Oak Dr, Paducah, KY 42001

Phoenix Truck Driving Academy

Address: 335 E Yusen Drive, Georgetown, KY 40324
Phone: (877) 205-5372
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