Truck Driving Schools in New York (NY)

The nationwide truck driving shortage is leading many to consider entering this growing industry. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reporting a favorable job outlook through 2026, there's never been a better time for New Yorkers to take a look at this career path. According to the latest available data (May 2016), heavy truck drivers in New York earn an average wage of $23.26 per hour (or an average salary of $48,390 per year). To become one of the 100,500+ truck drivers in New York, you may need a commercial driver's license (CDL), and a truck driving school in New York is a great place to start.

CDL Training Near Me in New York

Truck driving schools in New York are numerous and may be found throughout the state with hotspots in Albany, Brooklyn, Bronx, New Rochelle, West Babylon and Buffalo. Ferrari Driving School has multiple campuses throughout the state, as does SAGE Truck Driving School. New York truck driving schools offer the necessary education and training needed to gain your CDL license. To earn a CDL license in New York, you must be at least 18 years old for a Class B or C license, have proof of residency and pass a medical examination. For a Class C license or to transport across state lines, you must be at least 21 years old. CDL applicants must then pass a written exam and a skills test, which includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection and an on-road driving exam. The skills test must be taken in a vehicle that matches the class of license you wish to obtain. Additional endorsements may be needed depending on the type of truck you wish to drive--for example, to drive a truck with air brakes, tankers, double/triple trailers or to drive a passenger or school bus. To transport hazardous materials (Hazmat), you must be at least 21 years old, pass an additional knowledge exam, and pass a background check by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). With a CDL in hand, drivers will be poised to find employment with one of New York's trucking companies, including Central Transport and Sea Transfer Corporation.

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

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List of New York Trucking Schools

Al Sorano’s Professional Driving School

Address: 1059 E Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY 10469
Phone: (718) 547-3000

Americana Driving School

Address: 4223 Broadway, New York, NY 10033
Phone: (212) 927-0007

Atlantic Coast Driver Training

Address: 1008 Little Britian Road #400, New Windsor, NY 12553
Phone: (845) 567-9288

Brown’s Auto Driving School

Address: 11 Sherwood Heights, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Phone: (845) 297-6222

Commercial Driver Training – Hurley

Address: 300 Wynkoop Road, Hurley, NY 12443
Phone: (845) 443-7317

Commercial Driver Training – West Babylon

Address: 600 Patton Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: (631) 206-6224

Dutchess School of Driving

Address: 655 Route 82, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: (845) 226-6700

Elegant Driving School

Address: 850 Longwood Avenue, Bronx, NY 10459
Phone: (718) 466-7717

Ferrari Driving School – Astoria

Address: 3232 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11103
Phone: (718) 278-6679

Ferrari Driving School – Bronx

Address: 190 Cypress Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454
Phone: (718) 665-0011

Ferrari Driving School – Brooklyn

Address: 2444 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11208
Phone: (718) 927-2121

Ferrari Driving School – Long Island City

Address: 3528 19th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11105
Phone: (718) 545-0059

Heritage Auto School

Address: 21 Anderson Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (914) 246-0759

L & M Commercial Driving School

Address: 85 E Main Street, Washingtonville, NY 10992
Phone: (845) 497-2221

National Tractor Trailer School – Buffalo

Address: 175 Katherine Street, Buffalo, NY 14210
Phone: (800) 562-1332

National Tractor Trailer School – Liverpool

Address: 4650 Buckley Road, Liverpool, NY 13088
Phone: (800) 243-9300

National Vocational School

Address: 2733 Bath Avenue #2, Brooklyn, NY 11214
Phone: (716) 763-9457

Northside Driving School

Address: 68-35A Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Phone: (718) 418-0342

Queens Trucking School – Astoria

Address: 31-08 Broadway, Suite 203, Astoria, NY 11106
Phone: (718) 626-6260

Queens Trucking School – Corona

Address: 40-10 National Street, Corona, NY 11368
Phone: (718) 446-5457

Safe Starter Driving School

Address: 134 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: (718) 349-6555

SAGE Truck Driving School – Endicott

Address: 1701 North Street, Bldg 32-1, Endicott, NY 13760
Phone: (607) 348-0365

SAGE Truck Driving School – Mohawk Valley Community College

Address: 1101 Floyd Ave. Admin Bldg, Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 334-7793

Sunny Truck Driving School

Address: 41-26 College Point Blvd, Flushing, NY 11355
Phone: (718) 353-6745

Totally Cool Driving

Address: 139-39 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11435
Phone: (718) 206-2900

Truckar Driving School

Address: 648 Prospect Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: (718) 742-0220
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