Truck Driving Schools in Nebraska (NE)
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2011 Data, the job outlook for truck drivers is favorable, with an expected growth rate of 21 percent between 2010 and 2020. The BLS classifies truck drivers into two basic categories: heavy / tractor-trailer truck drivers and light / delivery services truck drivers. According to the latest available data (May 2011), Nebraska heavy truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $19.65. This equates to a median annual salary of $40,880. Nebraska light truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $15.56 (median annual salary of $32,370). The first step to becoming one of the 31,700+ truck drivers in Nebraska is to earn your commercial driver's license (CDL) and a truck driving school in Nebraska will prepare you to achieve this goal.
Truck driving schools in Nebraska are located in many popular places, such as Omaha, Hastings, and Norfolk. Nebraska truck driving schools may provide you with the training needed to obtain your CDL. In order to obtain a CDL license in Nebraska, you must be 18 years of age or older (21 for interstate truck driving), present proof of name and date of birth, proof of principal address, and proof of a social security number. 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 exam. Additional endorsements are needed 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 background check by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is also required.
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