Truck Driving Schools in Indiana (IN)
Truck Driving Schools by City
With truck driving on the rise over the next decade (the Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, predicts a growth of 6% through 2026), Indiana residents looking for a promising career are turning to the profession. As of May 2016 (latest available data), Indiana heavy truck drivers earn an average hourly wage of $22.05. This equates to earning a salary of $45,870 per year. To become a truck driver in the state, you must first earn a CDL. Luckily, there are plenty of truck driving schools in the state designed specifically to prepare you to pass our CDL exams and enter the trucking workforce.
CDL Training Near Me in Indiana
Indiana truck driving schools are located in Indianapolis, but others may also be found near smaller cities such as Fort Wayne and Gary. SAGE Truck Driving School and the Truck Driver Institute are just a few of the big-name trucking schools in the state. To obtain your CDL license in Indiana, you must be at least 18 years old to transport within state lines (21 to transport out of state or to transport people), have a valid driver's license for at least one year and pass a physical examination. Applicants must then pass a written knowledge test and a roads skills test in the class of vehicle they wish to operate. The three-part road skills test includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic control skills test and an on-road driving test. Additional knowledge and skills tests may be needed depending on the desired endorsement--for example, to haul hazardous materials. Trucking companies in Indiana who regularly hire drivers include Baylor Trucking, Celadon, and more.
To find a truck driving school in Indiana, browse the list of featured trucking schools below.
Learn more about Indiana CDL requirements.