Truck Driving Schools in Alabama (AL)
With trucking expected to grow by 5% through 2024, Alabama is a great state in which to pursue this career pathway. The Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies truck drivers into two basic categories according to the type of vehicle they drive: heavy versus light trucks. Alabama heavy truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $18.77 as of May 2016 (latest available data). This equates to an average annual salary of $39,050. Learn more about Alabama CDL salaries.
CDL Training Near Me in Alabama
Truck driving schools in Alabama are located throughout the state including Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Opelika, and more. Alabama truck driving schools offer the necessary education and training needed to obtain your commercial driver's license (CDL), which can lead to jobs with big carriers in the state, such as Perdido Trucking Service LLC, WTI Transport, and others. To obtain your CDL, you must be at least 18 years old (21 years old to haul across state lines), have a valid driver's license and pass a medical examination. In addition, you need to take a general knowledge test and practical skills tests according to the class of license you need. Finally, additional knowledge and skills tests may be required for specific endorsements--for example, if you want to drive a bus or haul hazardous materials.
To find a truck driving school in Alabama, check out the trucking schools featured below.
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