Truck Driving Schools in Nevada (NV)

The job outlook for truck drivers between 2010 and 2020 is considered favorable by 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). Nevada heavy truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $21.95 as of May 2011 (latest available data). This equates to a median annual salary of $45,650. Nevada light truck drivers earn a median hourly wage of $16.49 (median annual salary of $34,300). There are 17,500+ truck drivers in Nevada; a truck driving school may get you started on the path to becoming one of them.

There are several possibilities when choosing from the list of Nevada truck driving schools. Popular locations throughout the state include Las Vegas, Reno, Henderson, and Boulder City. Truck driving schools in Nevada offer the necessary education and training needed to obtain your commercial driver's license (CDL). To obtain a CDL license in Nevada, you must be at least 18 years old (21 for interstate truck driving), provide proof of residency and have a current medical certificate. CDL applicants must then pass a written knowledge exam and a skills test, which includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic control test, and an on-road driving exam. The amount of testing you undergo depends on the class of license you want and any additional endorsements needed---for example, to drive a vehicle with air brakes, a tanker, a school bus or to haul hazardous materials.

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

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List of Nevada Trucking Schools

A-1 Truck Driver Training

Address: 1105 Industrial Road, Boulder City, NV 89005
Phone: (510) 783-6030

Advanced Truck School

Address: 12761 Carr Lane, Fallon, NV 89406
Phone: (877) 649-9614
Website: advanced.edu

AGS Consultants

Address: 501 S Rancho Drive C-18, Henderson, NV 89106
Phone: (702) 566-8008

AIT Truck Driver Training – North Las Vegas

Address: 4020 E Lone Mountain Rd., North Las Vegas, NV 89081
Phone: (702) 623-3434

Giron Driving School

Address: 302 N Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 382-6227

Horizon Commercial Truck School

Address: 8895 Canyon River Court, Sparks, NV 89434
Phone: (775) 342-0238

Nevada Desert Truck Driving School

Address: 2090 Kleppe Lane, Sparks, NV 89431
Phone: (775) 342-0522

Nevada Truck Driving School

Address: 3780 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89506
Phone: (775) 232-4411

Southwest Truck Driver Training – Las Vegas

Address: 4610 Vandenburg Drive, North Las Vegas, NV 89081
Phone: (702) 633-5353
Website: swtdt.com
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