Truck Driving Schools in Wisconsin (WI)
Truck Driving Schools by City
The job outlook for truck drivers over the next decade is favorable and expected to increase 9 percent between 2010 and 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). For classification purposes, the BLS distinguishes between heavy, or tractor-trailer, truck drivers and light, or delivery services, truck drivers. As of May 2011 (latest available data), heavy truck drivers in Wisconsin earn a median hourly wage of $19.47 (median annual salary of $40,500). Light truck drivers in Wisconsin earn a median hourly wage of $14.33 (median annual salary of $29,810). There are 61,800+ truck drivers in Wisconsin; a truck driving school may get you started on the path to becoming one of them.
Truck driving schools in Wisconsin are located throughout the state with hotspots in Eau Claire, Sun Prairie, Appleton, and Marshfield. Wisconsin truck driving schools may provide you with the training needed to earn your commercial driver's license (CDL). To earn a CDL license in Wisconsin, you must be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate driving), have a valid driver's license and pass a medical examination. CDL applicants must also pass a general knowledge exam and a practical driving test, which includes a pre-trip inspection, a basic control skills test, and an on-road driving test. Depending on the class of license and endorsements you need, other knowledge and skills exams may be required--for example, to drive a combination vehicle, a tanker truck, a truck with air brakes or to transport passengers. Wisconsin truck driving schools offer the training you need to pass your written exam, as well as the road test.
To find a truck driving school in Wisconsin, browse the list of featured trucking schools below.
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