Truck Driving Schools in Alaska (AK)

As of May 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected a growth of roughly 5% for truck driving jobs through 2024. Alaska offers excellent salary opportunities for drivers, with the BLS reporting an average hourly wage of $25.71 in the state (which equates to an annual salary of $53,480). The first step to becoming a truck driver in Alaska is to pursue a commercial driver's license (CDL), and truck driving schools in the state are there to help students reach this goal. Learn more about Alaska CDL salaries.

CDL Training Near Me in Alaska

Truck driving schools in Alaska are located in hotspots like Anchorage and Fairbanks, although they exist in other areas as well. These truck driving schools will help you prepare for the various tests necessary to obtain your CDL license. To obtain a CDL in Alaska, you must be at least 19 years old (21 years old for interstate driving), possess a valid Alaska driver's license and a medical card. CDL applicants are then required to pass a written knowledge exam and an on-road skills test, which consists of a pre-trip inspection, a basic vehicle handling 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 tanker truck, a truck with air brakes or to transport passengers. Truck drivers who have earned their CDLs can pursue employment with one of Alaska's major trucking companies, like Carlile Transportation Systems, Lynden Transport, and more.

To locate a truck driving school in Alaska, browse the list of featured trucking schools below.

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List of Alaska Trucking Schools

Center for Employment Education – Anchorage

Address: 520 E. 34th Avenue, Suite 201, Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 279-8451

Center for Employment Education – Fairbanks

Address: 751 Old Richardson Highway, Ste 127, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 479-8451

Ilisagvik College

Address: 100 Stevenson Street, Barrow, AK 99723
Phone: (907) 852-3333

North Industrial Training – Jber

Address: 4986 Zuckert Avenue, Jber, AK 99506
Phone: (907) 761-6727

Northern Industrial Training – Anchorage

Address: 3700 Centerpoint Drive, #102, Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 743-7700

Northern Industrial Training – Palmer

Address: 1740 N Terrilou Ct , Palmer, AK 99654
Phone: (907) 357-6400

Vocational Training & Resource Center (VTRC)

Address: 3239 Hospital Dr. , Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907) 463-7375

Yuut Elitnaurviat

Address: 610 Akiachak Drive , Bethel, AK 99559
Phone: (907) 543-0978
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