Truck Driving Schools in Minnesota (MN)

The job outlook for truck drivers between 2010 and 2020 is considered favorable by 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. As of May 2011 (latest available data), heavy truck drivers in Minnesota earn a median hourly wage of $19.36 (median annual salary of $40,280). Light truck drivers in Minnesota earn a median hourly wage of $16.96 (median annual salary of $35,270). There are 44,500+ truck drivers in Minnesota; a truck driving school may get you started on the path to join them.

A number of truck driving schools in Minnesota are located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area; however, trucking schools may be found throughout the state in cities like Duluth, Alexandria, and Winona. Minnesota truck driving schools may provide you with the training necessary to acquire a commercial driver's license (CDL) and become a professional truck driver. To obtain a CDL license in Minnesota you must be 18 years or older. To transport materials across state lines, federal regulations require you to be at least 21 years of age. In Minnesota, a basic CDL license requires both a general knowledge exam and a three part skills test which includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic control skills test, and an on-road driving exam. Endorsements to haul double/triple trailers or hazardous materials require an additional knowledge exam. Minnesota truck driving schools will prepare you to pass these examinations.

To find a truck driving school in Minnesota, see the list of trucking schools below.

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Directory of Minnesota Truck Driving Schools

Alexandria : Alexandria Technical College
Address: 1601 Jefferson St, Alexandria , Minnesota 56308
Phone: 320-762-0221

Austin: Riverland Community College
Address: 1900 Eighth Ave NW, Austin, Minnesota 55912
Phone: 507-433-0600

Duluth: Lake Superior College
Address: 2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, Minnesota 55811
Phone: 218-733-7600

Eagan: Transportation Center for Excellence
Address: 2755 Hwy 55, Ste 200, Eagan, Minnesota 55121
Phone: 651-683-8383

Inver Grove Heights: Interstate Driving Academy
Address: 6202 Concord Blvd, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55101
Phone: 651-735-9250

Monticello: Heavy Metal Truck Training
Address: 10341 Dalton Ave, Monticello, Minnesota 55362
Phone: 763-295-3776

Newport: Heavy Metal Truck Training
Address: 908 1st St, Newport, Minnesota 55055
Phone: 651-459-6044

Pine City : Heavy Metal Truck Training
Address: 1405 Main St S, Pine City , Minnesota 55063
Phone: 320-629-4973

Pipestone: Minnesota West Community & Technical College
Address: 1314 N Hiawatha Ave, Pipestone, Minnesota 56164
Phone: 507-825-6800

Rosemount: Dakota County Tech College
Address: 1300 E 45th St, Rosemount, Minnesota 55068
Phone: 651-423-8301

South St Paul: Interstate Truck Driving School
Address: 499 Villaume Ave, South St Paul, Minnesota 55075
Phone: 651-735-9250

St Cloud: Interstate Truck Driving School
Address: 8046 Old Hwy Rd N, St Cloud, Minnesota 56301
Phone: 320-229-4040

Winona: Winona Technical College
Address: 1250 Homer Rd, Winona, Minnesota 55987
Phone: 507-453-2700

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