Truck Driving Schools in Montana (MT)
Truck Driving Schools by City
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2011 Data, the job outlook for truck drivers over the next decade (between 2010 and 2020) is favorable. 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. According to the latest available data (May 2011), heavy truck drivers in Montana earn a median wage of $18.33 per hour (median salary of $38,130 per year). Light truck drivers in Montana earn a median wage of $15.19 per hour (median salary of $31,600 per year). To become a truck driver in Montana. To join them you may need a commercial driver's license (CDL) and a truck driving school in Montana will prepare you to achieve this goal.
Truck driving schools in Montana are located across the state with choices in Missoula, Billings, and Poplar. Montana truck driving schools may provide you with the training needed to obtain your CDL license. Basic eligibility requirements include: you must be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate hauling), a current Montana resident with proof of a social security number, and have a valid Department of Transportation medical card. CDL applicants are then required to pass a written knowledge exam and an on-road skills test, which consists of a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic vehicle handling test, and an on-road driving exam. Depending on the class of license and endorsements you need, other knowledge and skills tests may be required--for example, to drive a combination vehicle, a school bus, a tanker truck, a truck with air brakes or to transport passengers. Montana truck driving schools will prepare you to pass these examinations.
To find a truck driving school in Montana, browse the list of featured trucking schools below.
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