Truck Driving Schools in Maine (ME)
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 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. Maine heavy truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $17.66 as of May 2011 (latest available data). This equates to a median annual salary of $36,740. Maine light truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $14.24 (median annual salary of $29,610). To become one of the 13,7400+ truck drivers in Maine, a truck driving school may get you started on the path to join them.
Truck driving schools in Maine may be found in the state's larger cities, such as Bangor and Portland as well as in Skowhegan, Mexico and South Paris. Maine truck driving schools may help you prepare to earn your commercial driver's license (CDL). In Maine, you may obtain a CDL license at the age of 16, although, you must be 21 years old to haul across state lines, transport hazardous materials or to drive a bus. Additionally, CDL candidates must pass a vision exam, a general knowledge test and a road skills test, which includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, basic vehicle control and an on-road driving test. Depending on the endorsements you need, other knowledge and skills tests may be required to drive certain vehicles, such as double/triple trailers, tankers or to haul hazardous materials. A truck driving school in Maine will prepare you to pass these examinations.
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