Truck Driving Schools in Ohio (OH)

With an expected growth rate of 21 percent between 2010 and 2020, the job outlook for truck drivers is favorable, according to 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). According to the latest available data (May 2011), Ohio heavy truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $19.07. This equates to a median annual salary of $39,660. Ohio light truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $14.80 (median annual salary of $30,780). The first step to becoming one of the 101,000+ truck drivers in Ohio is to earn your commercial driver's license (CDL) and a truck driving school in Ohio will prepare you to achieve this goal.

Truck driving schools in Ohio may be found state-wide with hotspots in Columbus and Cleveland, and in smaller areas such as Dixie Lima and Milton. Ohio truck driving schools offer the necessary education and training needed to gain your CDL. In order to obtain a CDL license in Ohio, you must be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate trucking), have a valid Ohio driver's license, pass a vision exam and meet minimum medical standards. 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 test. 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. To transport hazardous materials (Hazmat), a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check is also required.

To find a truck driving school in Ohio, check out the list of featured trucking schools below.

Learn more about Ohio CDL requirements.

List of Ohio Truck Schools

Big Rig Truck Driving School

Address: 1211 3rd Street NW, Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 809-0791
Website: bigrigtds.com

Clark State Community College

Address: 570 E Leffel Lane, Springfield, OH 45505
Phone: (937) 325-0691

Great Lakes Truck Driving School

Address: 27740 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, OH 44028
Phone: (866) 932-3436

Hamrick School

Address: 1156 Medina Road, Medina, OH 44256
Phone: (330) 239-2229

Millis Training Institute – Trenton

Address: 1982 Jackson Rd., Trenton, OH 45011
Phone: (888) 249-3130

Napier Truck Driver Training

Address: 3113 Dixie Hwy, Hamilton, OH 45015
Phone: (888) 368-2495

Northview Professional Trucking Academy

Address: 7475 Industrial Parkway Drive, Lorain, OH 44053
Phone: (440) 282-2111

Owens Community College

Address: 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Phone: (567) 661-7000
Website: owens.edu

Roadmaster Drivers School – Columbus

Address: 4060 Perimeter Drive, Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: (614) 351-1748

Roadmaster Drivers School – Richfield

Address: 2636 Brecksville Road, Richfield, OH 44286
Phone: (440) 220-6079

Southern State Community College – Chillicothe

Address: 895 Crouse Chapel Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Cincinnati

Address: 10100 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Georgetown

Address: 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown, OH 45121
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Lebanon

Address: 3525 North State Route 48, Lebanon, OH 45036
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Lisbon

Address: 9364 SR 45, Lisbon, OH 44432
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Pomeroy

Address: 42377 Charles Chancey Drive, Pomeroy, OH 45769
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Wilmington

Address: 1850 Davids Dr., Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Dayton

Address: 444 W. 3rd Street, Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Grande

Address: 218 N. College Avenue, Grande, OH 45674
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Lexington

Address: 5454 State Route 37, Lexington, OH 43764
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Lucasville

Address: 708 Fairgrounds Rd., Lucasville, OH 45648
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Marietta

Address: 21740 SR 676, Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Marion

Address: 3007 Harding Highway E., Marion, OH 43302
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Middletown

Address: 1 North Main Street, Middletown, OH 45042
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – South Point

Address: 216 Collins Avenue, South Point, OH 45680
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Steubenville

Address: 110 John Scott Highway, Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

Southern State Community College – Youngstown

Address: 101 E. Federal Street, Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone: (937) 382-6645 x4560
Website: sscc.edu

TDDS Technical Institute

Address: 1688 N Pricetown Rd, Lake Milton, OH 44429
Phone: (330) 538-2216
Website: tdds.edu

Trainco – Findlay

Address: 3200 Bright Road, Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: (419) 837-5280

Trainco – Milan

Address: 11001 U.S. 250 N Unit E-1, Milan, OH 44846
Phone: (419) 499-2222

Trainco – Perrysburg

Address: 26718 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Phone: (419) 837-5730

Trainco Terra State – Fremont

Address: 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont, OH 43420
Phone: (419) 499-2222

Tri-State Semi Driver Training

Address: 1133 S Edwin C Moses Blvd #170, Dayton, OH 45408
Phone: (413) 788-8800
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