Truck Driving Schools in Iowa (IA)

With an expected growth rate of 21 percent between 2010 and 2020, the job outlook for truck drivers is favorable, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS classifies truck drivers into two basic categories according to the type of vehicle they drive: heavy versus light trucks. Heavy truck drivers, or tractor-trailer drivers, typically transport cargo farther distances (long-haul trucking). Light truck drivers usually do more local deliveries (also known as pick-up and delivery drivers). For heavy truck drivers in Iowa, the median hourly wage is $18.13 as of May 2011 (latest available data). This equates to a median annual salary of $37,720. For light truck drivers in Iowa, the median hourly wage is $14.16 (median annual salary of $29,460). To become one of the 43,000+ truck drivers in Iowa, a truck driving school may get you started on the path to join them.

Truck driving schools in Iowa may be found across the state in Des Moines, Waterloo, and Ottuma. Iowa truck driving schools may provide you with the training you need to earn your commercial driver's license (CDL). To obtain your CDL license in Iowa, you must be at least 18 years of age (21 years old to drive interstate) and have a clean driving record. You must also pass a vision exam, a written exam, and a road skills test. Additional qualifications may be needed depending on the type of vehicle you wish to drive and/or the type of material to be transported. For example, additional knowledge exams (and in some cases skills tests) are needed to drive a truck with a tanker, air brakes or double/triple trailers or to transport passengers or hazardous materials.

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

Learn more about Iowa CDL requirements.

List of Iowa Trucking Schools

American Truck Training

Address: 1500 W Agency Rd, West Burlington, IA 52655
Phone: (530) 223-5693

Goldline CDL

Address: 2422 210th Ave., Delhi, IA 52223
Phone: (563) 920-9607

Hawkeye Community College

Address: 1501 E Orange Rd Box 8015, Waterloo, IA 50704
Phone: (319) 296-2320

Independant Truck Driver

Address: 401 N Jackson Ave, Graettinger, IA 51342
Phone: (509) 949-8569

Indian Hills Community College

Address: 525 Grandview Ave, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: (800) 726-2585

Iowa Central – Transportation Technology Center

Address: One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: (800) 362-2793

Iowa Central Community College

Address: 1 Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, IA 50502
Phone: (515) 576-7201

Kirkwood Community College

Address: 6301 Kirkwood Blvd, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
Phone: (563) 886-3101

North Iowa Area Community College

Address: 600 College Drive, Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: (641) 422-4352

Northland CDL Training – Ankeny

Address: 8749 NW. 27th Court, Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone: (888) 563-4235

Northland CDL Training – Mason City

Address: 1614 So. Federal Ave., Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: (641) 829-3214

Northland CDL Training – Sheldon

Address: 1 Airport Road, Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: (641) 829-3214

Vatterott College – Des Moines

Address: 7000 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: (855) 401-4478

Western Iowa Tech Community College

Address: 4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106
Phone: (800) 352-4649
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