Truck Driving Schools in Oklahoma (OK)
Truck Driving Schools by City
If you are an Oklahoma resident considering a career in truck driving, you'll be pleased to hear that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects favorable growth for the industry between the years of 2016 and 2026. Oklahoma heavy truck drivers earn an average hourly wage of $20.21 as of May 2016 (latest available data). This equates to an average annual salary of $42,040. To join the ranks of these professional drivers, you must first earn a commercial driver's license (CDL). Oklahoma's truck driving schools will provide the skills and tools you will need to pass the CDL exam and break into the industry.
CDL Training Near Me in Oklahoma
Truck driving schools in Oklahoma may be found in several cities around the state, from smaller towns like Drumright to larger cities such as Tulsa and Oklahoma City. A few of the truck driving schools in the state include Roadmasters Drivers School and American Truck Training. Oklahoma truck driving schools may prepare you to obtain your CDL license. To obtain a CDL in Oklahoma, candidates must be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate commerce), pass a vision exam 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. 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), a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check is also required.
To find a truck driving school in Oklahoma, check out the list of featured trucking schools below.
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