Truck Driving Schools in Kentucky (KY)
Truck driving is gaining traction as a promising career choice in Kentucky, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reporting a projected growth of 6% from 2016-2026. As of May 2016 (latest available data), heavy truck drivers in Kentucky earn a mean hourly wage of $20.24 (which equates to an annual salary of $42,100). To become one of the 37,800+ truck drivers in Kentucky, you may need a commercial driver's license (CDL), and a truck driving school in Kentucky is a great place to start.
CDL Training Near Me in Kentucky
Truck driving schools in Kentucky are located near cities big and small, including Lexington, Bowling Green, and Paducah. Lake Cumberland CDL Training School has multiple outposts throughout the state, and other schools include C.D.L. Training & Consulting Inc. and Mid-American Driving Academy. Kentucky truck driving schools offer the training necessary to earn a CDL license. To obtain a CDL license in Kentucky, applicants must be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate trucking), have a valid driver's license and pass a vision exam. In addition, applicants must pass a written knowledge exam and a road test that includes a vehicle inspection, basic control skills and an on-road driving test. Additional knowledge and skills exams may be needed depending on the type of vehicle--for example, to drive a combination vehicle, a tanker or a truck with air brakes. Finally, further endorsements are needed to transport passengers or haul hazardous materials. Upon successful completion of the CDL, truckers in the state may wish to seek employment with one of Kentucky's many trucking companies, such as J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. and Mercer Transportation Company.
To find a truck driving school in Kentucky, browse the list of featured trucking schools below.
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