Truck Driving Schools in Montana (MT)
Truck Driving Schools by City
With a nationwide truck driver shortage, those in Montana seeking a new career may find that trucking fits the bill. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects nearly 6% growth for the occupation through 2026. According to the latest available data (May 2016), heavy truck drivers in Montana earn an average wage of $21.49 per hour (mean annual salary of $44,700 per year). A truck driving school is the best way to start a career in trucking, as they give students the tools and skills to pass the CDL exam.
CDL Training Near Me in Montana
Truck driving schools in Montana are located across the state with choices in Missoula, Billings, and Poplar. SAGE Truck Driving School has multiple campuses in the state, and there are also community colleges that offer trucking programs. Montana truck driving schools will provide you with the training needed to obtain your CDL license. Basic eligibility requirements include: you must be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate hauling), a current Montana resident with proof of a social security number, and have a valid Department of Transportation 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 vehicle inspection, a basic vehicle handling test, and an on-road driving exam. 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 school bus, a tanker truck, a truck with air brakes or to transport passengers. Montana truck driving schools will prepare you to pass these examinations.
To find a truck driving school in Montana, browse the list of featured trucking schools below.
Learn more about Montana CDL requirements.