Truck Driving Schools in South Carolina (SC)

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: heavy / tractor-trailer truck drivers and light / delivery services truck drivers. According to the latest available data (May 2011), heavy truck drivers in South Carolina earn a median wage of $17.71 per hour (median salary of $36,840 per year). Light truck drivers in South Carolina earn a median wage of $14.40 per hour (median salary of $29,960 per year). There are 33,400+ truck drivers in South Carolina; a truck driving school may get you started on the path to becoming one of them.

Truck driving schools in South Carolina may be found throughout the state, from larger cities, such as Clearwater and smaller ones, such as Richburg. South Carolina truck driving schools offer the training necessary to obtain your commercial driver's license (CDL), which you need in order to drive a Class A, B or C commercial vehicle. To earn a CDL license in South Carolina, all candidates must be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate driving) and pass both a written knowledge exam and a skills test. The three part skills test includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic control test and an on-road driving exam. In addition, other knowledge and skills tests may be needed depending on the class of CDL license and the endorsements you need--for example, to drive a vehicle with air brakes, a tanker or to haul hazardous materials. A truck driving school in South Carolina will prepare you to pass these examinations.

Browse the featured South Carolina truck driving schools below to find a trucking school near you.

Learn more about South Carolina CDL requirements.

List of South Carolina Truck Schools

Carolina Driving Institute

Address: 2311 Crowder Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (866) 697-9900

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Address: 2715 W Lucas Street, Florence, SC 29501
Phone: (843) 413-2720
Website: fdtc.edu

Greenville Technical College

Address: 506 S Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: (864) 277-2845
Website: gvltec.edu

Midlands Technical College

Address: 316 S Beltline Blvd, Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: (800) 922-8038

Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC)

Address: 2451 Highway 501 East, Conway, SC 29528
Phone: (843) 614-3638

Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC)

Address: 8085 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 733-3073

Northeastern Technical College

Address: 1201 Chesterfield Hwy, Cheraw, SC 29520
Phone: (800) 447-1151
Website: ntinow.edu

Palmetto Training

Address: 1085 Thunderbolt Drive, Walterboro, SC 29488
Phone: (843) 538-2090

Palmetto Training

Address: 3791 Allendale-Fairfax Hwy, Fairfax, SC 29827
Phone: (803) 346-0166

Palmetto Training

Address: 7293 Peppermill Parkway, North Charleston, SC 29418
Phone: (843) 746-9387

SAGE Truck Driving School – Lexington

Address: 277 Dooley Road, Lexington, SC 29073
Phone: (803) 520-8453

Tri-County Technical College

Address: 7900 Hwy US-76, Pendleton, SC 29670
Phone: (866) 269-5677
Website: tctc.edu

Truck Driver Institute – Richburg

Address: 3425 Lancaster Hwy, Richburg, SC 29729
Phone: (803) 789-5399

Xtra Mile Driver Training

Address: 855 US-15, Bishopville, Bishopville, SC 29010
Phone: (866) 484-6313

York Technical College

Address: 452 S Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: (803) 327-8000
Website: yorktech.edu
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