Truck Driving Schools in North Dakota (ND)
North Dakota job seekers take heed: the employment outlook for truck drivers over the next decade (between 2016 and 2026) is favorable and expected to increase 6 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). For heavy truck drivers in North Dakota, the average hourly wage is $25.83 as of May 2016 (latest available data). This equates to a mean annual salary of $43,300. To become one of the 9,600+ truck drivers in North Dakota, you may need a commercial driver's license (CDL), and a truck driving school in North Dakota is the first step toward the process.
CDL Training Near Me in North Dakota
Truck driving school in North Dakota offers the necessary education and training needed to gain your CDL license. The main school in the state is MCT Transportation out of Sioux Falls. To obtain a CDL in North Dakota, you must be at least 18 years old (21 years old to drive across state lines), pass a vision test and obtain a 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 skills test, and an on-road driving exam. Additional endorsements 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 are needed to drive a truck with a tanker, air brakes or double/triple trailers or to transport passengers or hazardous materials. To transport hazardous materials, a background check by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is also required. North Dakota truck driving schools will prepare you to pass these examinations. Upon graduating from truck driving school and obtaining a CDL, you will be ready to find employment, perhaps at one of the state's trucking companies, such as Britton Transport or Magnum Log.
To find a truck driving school in North Dakota, browse the list of featured trucking schools below.
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