Truck Driving Schools in Nevada (NV)
The job outlook for truck drivers between 2010 and 2020 is considered favorable by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS classifies truck drivers into two basic categories according to the type of vehicle they drive: heavy versus light trucks. Heavy truck drivers, or tractor-trailer drivers, typically transport cargo farther distances (long-haul trucking). Light truck drivers usually do more local deliveries (also known as pick-up and delivery drivers). Nevada heavy truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $21.95 as of May 2011 (latest available data). This equates to a median annual salary of $45,650. Nevada light truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $16.49 (median annual salary of $34,300). There are 17,500+ truck drivers in Nevada; a truck driving school may get you started on the path to becoming one of them.
There are several possibilities when choosing from the list of Nevada truck driving schools. Popular locations throughout the state include Las Vegas, Reno, Henderson, and Boulder City. Truck driving schools in Nevada offer the necessary education and training needed to obtain your commercial driver's license (CDL). To obtain a CDL license in Nevada, you must be at least 18 years old (21 for interstate truck driving), provide proof of residency and have a current 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 exam. The amount of testing you undergo depends on the class of license you want and any additional endorsements needed---for example, to drive a vehicle with air brakes, a tanker, a school bus or to haul hazardous materials.
To find a truck driving school in Nevada, browse the list of featured trucking schools below.
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