Truck Driving Schools in Utah (UT)
Truck Driving Schools by City
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: heavy / tractor-trailer truck drivers and light / delivery services truck drivers. Utah heavy truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $19.85 as of May 2011 (latest available data). This equates to a median annual salary of $41,280. Utah light truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $14.55 (median annual salary of $30,270). There are 26,600+ truck drivers in Utah; a truck driving school may get you started on the path to becoming one of them.
Truck driving schools in Utah are located throughout the state with hotspots in Salt Lake City, Provo, Price, Cedar City and West Valley City. Utah truck driving schools may provide you with the training needed to obtain your commercial driver's license (CDL). To obtain a CDL in Utah, applicants must be at least 18 years old (21 years old to transport materials across state lines) and have a valid driver's license. CDL applicants must then pass a written exam and a skills test, which includes a vehicle inspection, a basic control test, and a on-road driving test. Additional qualifications may be needed depending on the types of materials you wish to transportâ€"for example, to haul hazardous materials or to transport passengers. Utah truck driving schools will prepare you to pass these examinations.
To locate a truck driving school in Utah, see the list of featured trucking schools below.
Learn more about Utah CDL requirements.