Truck Driving Schools in Michigan (MI)

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. The BLS classifies truck drivers into two basic categories: heavy / tractor-trailer truck drivers and light / delivery services truck drivers. The median hourly wage for heavy truck drivers in Michigan as of May 2011 (latest available data) is $19.25. This equates to earning a median annual salary of $40,040. The median hourly wage for light truck drivers in Michigan is $15.44 (median annual salary of $32,110). To become one of the 73,400+ truck drivers in Michigan, you may need a commercial driver's license (CDL) and a truck driving school in Michigan is a great place to start.

Truck driving schools in Michigan may be found across the state, especially in the Detroit area and in cities such as Grand Rapids, Gladwin, Holland and Taylor. There are several options when it comes to Michigan truck driving schools, all providing the necessary training to earn a CDL license. In order to qualify for a CDL in Michigan, you must be at least 18 for intrastate driving and 21 for interstate driving. You must also have a valid Michigan driver's license, pass a vision test and obtain a medical certificate. CDL applicants must then pass a written knowledge exam and a skills test, which includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic control test, and an on-road driving test. Additional endorsements may be needed depending on the type of truck you wish to drive--for example, to drive a truck with air brakes, tankers, double/triple trailers or to drive a passenger or school bus. To transport hazardous materials (Hazmat), a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check is also required.

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

Learn more about Michigan CDL requirements.

List of Michigan Truck Schools

160 Driving Academy – Detroit

Address: 35216 East Michigan Avenue, Wayne, MI 48184
Phone: (313) 327-3379

160 Driving Academy – Saginaw

Address: 1621 Terminal Drive, Saginaw, MI 48601
Phone: (989) 644-0051

ABC Training and Testing

Address: 7203 Sears Rd, Horton, MI 49246
Phone: (800) 914-4605

American Workplace Trucking Centers

Address: 1000 N Opdyke Rd Ste D2, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: (800) 841-8162

Baker College – Cadillac

Address: 9600 E. 13th St., Cadillac, MI 49601
Phone: (231) 876-3119
Website: baker.edu

Baker College – Flint

Address: 1050 W. Bristol Road, Flint, MI 48507
Phone: (810) 766-4000
Website: baker.edu

C.D.L. Training Services & Consulting Inc

Address: 221 S Quarterline Rd, Muskegon, MI 49442
Phone: (800) 391-2773

Class a Training Center, LLC

Address: 69096 Powell Rd, Armada, MI 48005
Phone: (586) 281-0150

Classic Driving School

Address: 64261 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48095
Phone: (586) 336-1255

Coast2coast Truck Driving School

Address: 6280 King Rd, Marine City, MI 48039
Phone: (810) 765-4300

Coast2coast Truck Driving School

Address: 44440 Phoenix Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Phone: (586) 201-7071

CTS CDL School

Address: 14601 Dequindre St, Detroit, MI 48212
Phone: (626) 966-1509

Fleet Compliance Group Ltd

Address: 2976 Ivanrest SW Ste 255, Grandville, MI 49418
Phone: (616) 532-0704

Great American Truck Driving School

Address: 20755 Greenfield Ste 502, Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: (313) 309-9900

International Trucking School – Canton

Address: 5820 Canton Center Rd., Ste. #270, Canton, MI 48187
Phone: (734) 354-0844

International Trucking School – Lansing

Address: 2200 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI 48910
Phone: (517) 485-2190

International Trucking School – Monroe

Address: 1555 South Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734) 354-0844

International Trucking School – Warren

Address: 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
Phone: (734) 354-0844

Midwest Truck Driving School

Address: 1519 N 26th St, Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: (800) 377-5567

MTA Education Center

Address: 1131 Centennial Way Ste 2, Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: (517) 321-1951

North Country Heavy Equip School

Address: 2929 16th Ave N, Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: (906) 789-3123

Pinnacle Truck Driver Training

Address: 1625 Leeson Ave, Cadillac, MI 49601
Phone: (231) 468-3170

Professional Drivers Institute Inc

Address: 10747 Us Highway 12, New Buffalo, MI 49117
Phone: (703) 647-7015
Website: ptdi.org

Rivertown CDL Academy

Address: 1025 Ken O Sha Ind Park Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone: (877) 543-8235

Semi Academy

Address: 822 Main St, Lawton, MI 49065
Phone: (269) 624-4444

Star Professional Driving School – Cadillac

Address: 265 Hanthorn, Cadillac, MI 49601
Phone: (231) 779-7827

Star Professional Driving School – Flint

Address: 1945 South Dort Highway, Flint, MI 48503
Phone: (810) 235-8250

Star Professional Driving School – Grand Rapids

Address: 3940 Eastern Avenue S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone: (616) 243-7033

Star Professional Driving School – Lansing

Address: 3020 S. Creyts Rd., Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: (517) 322-4080

Star Professional Driving School – Muskegon

Address: 2580 Black Creek Rd., Muskegon, MI 49444
Phone: (231) 737-2117

Star Professional Driving School – Traverse City

Address: 1645 South Airport Rd., Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231) 947-8480

Star Professional Driving School – Zalamazoo

Address: 3717 King Hwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Phone: (269) 385-5933

Suburban Truck Driver Training School

Address: 28675 Northline Rd, Romulus, MI 48174
Phone: (734) 229-0000

Trainco – Taylor

Address: 22299 Eureka Raod, Taylor, MI 48180
Phone: (734) 374-5000

Trainco – Washenaw Community College

Address: 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: (734) 374-3994

Tri Area Driving School

Address: 922 N M37 Hwy, Hastings, MI 49058
Phone: (989) 692-0560

Tri Area Driving School

Address: 6272 Midland Rd, Freeland, MI 48623
Phone: (989) 692-0560

U.S. Truck Driver Training School – Sterling Heights

Address: 6500 15 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Phone: (586) 838-1268
Website: ustdts.com

US Truck Driver Training Inc

Address: 35765 Groesbeck Hwy, Clinton Township, MI 48035
Phone: (800) 615-4443
Website: ustdts.com
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