Truck Driving Schools in Mississippi (MS)

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 distinguishes between heavy, or tractor-trailer, truck drivers and light or delivery services truck drivers. As of May 2011 (latest available data), Mississippi heavy truck drivers earn a median wage of $17.72 per hour. This equates to earning a salary of $36,850 per year. Mississippi light truck drivers earn a median wage of $14.18 per hour (salary of $29,490 per year). To become a truck driver in Mississippi; a truck driving school may help you become one of them.

Truck driving schools in Mississippi may be found in every corner of the state, although cities like Jackson, Gulfport and Hattiesburg provide more training options. Mississippi truck driving schools offer the necessary education and training needed to obtain your commercial driver’s license (CDL). To qualify for a CDL license in Mississippi, you must be over 17 years old (21 for interstate truck drivers), have a standard driver's license, pass a vision exam and have a current medical certificate. CDL applicants are then required to pass a written knowledge exam and a three part skills test, which consists of a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic vehicle handling test, and an on-road driving exam. Additional qualifications may be needed depending on the type of vehicle you wish to drive and/or the type of material to be transported. For example, additional knowledge and skills tests may be required to drive a truck with a tanker, air brakes or double/triple trailers or to transport passengers or hazardous materials. Mississippi truck driving schools will prepare you to pass these examinations.

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

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Directory of Mississippi Truck Driving Schools

Byram : Ace Training Center
Address: P O Box 720429, Byram , Mississippi 39272
Phone: 601-502-0730

Ellisville: Jones Junior College
Address: 900 S Court St, Ellisville, Mississippi 39437
Phone: 601-477-4245

Gulfport: TDI
Address: 10585 Three Rivers Rd , Gulfport, Mississippi 39503
Phone: 228-832-8020

Jackson: DSC Training Academy
Address: 1840 S West St, Ste A, Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Phone: 888-933-7363

Jackson: SEC Training Centers
Address: PO Box 320970, Jackson, Mississippi 39232
Phone: 601-939-8708

Louisville: East Central Community College
Address: 923 S Church St, Louisville, Mississippi 39339
Phone: 601-635-2111

Lucedale: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Address: George County Trl PO Box 77 , Lucedale, Mississippi 39452
Phone: 601-766-6424

Mayhew: East Mississippi Community College
Address: PO Box 100, Mayhew, Mississippi 39753
Phone: 662-243-2658

Meridian: Meridian Community College
Address: 910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, Mississippi 39307
Phone: 601-485-5118

Moorhead: Mississippi Delta Community College
Address: PO Box 668 Hwy 3 & Cherry St , Moorhead, Mississippi 38761
Phone: 662-246-6516

Natchez: Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Address: 30 Campus Dr, Natchez, Mississippi 39120
Phone: 601-643-8323

Olive Branch: Northwest Mississippi Community College
Address: 8750 Deerfield Dr , Olive Branch, Mississippi 36854
Phone: 662-895-7600

Philadelphia: East Central Community College
Address: 900 Valley Dr, Philadelphia, Mississippi 39350
Phone: 601-635-2111

Poplarville: Pearl River Community College
Address: 101 Hwy 11 N, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470
Phone: 601-403-1241

Saucier: Truck Driver Institute
Address: 20214 Hwy 49, Saucier, Mississippi 39574
Phone: 800-350-7364

Summit: Southwest Mississippi Community College
Address: College Dr Vocational Technical Bldg, Summit, Mississippi 39666
Phone: 601-276-2013

Tupelo: Itawamba Community College
Address: 2176 S Eason Blvd , Tupelo, Mississippi 38801
Phone: 601-620-5285

Tupelo: Truck Driver Institute
Address: 341 Franklin St, Tupelo, Mississippi 38802
Phone: 888-540-7364

Wesson: Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Address: 1028 JC Redd Dr , Wesson, Mississippi 39191
Phone: 601-643-8346

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