Truck Driving Schools in Oregon (OR)
Those interested in a truck driving career in Oregon should consider the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects job growth in the industry of roughly 6% through 2026. The mean hourly wage for heavy truck drivers in Oregon as of May 2016 (latest available data) is $21.11. This equates to earning an average annual salary of $43,920. The median hourly wage for light truck drivers in Oregon is $17.28 (median annual salary of $35,950). The first step to becoming one of the 30,300+ truck drivers in Oregon is to earn your commercial driver's license (CDL), and a truck driving school in Oregon will prepare you to achieve this goal.
CDL Training Near Me in Oregon
Truck driving schools in Oregon are mainly located in cities along Interstate 5 (I-5) including Medford, Eugene, Hillsboro, Beaverton and Portland. IITR Truck School, Elite Truck School, and others make up the truck driving program choices in the state. Oregon truck driving schools offer the necessary education and training needed to gain your CDL. To obtain a CDL in Oregon, you must have a valid driver's license, be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate trucking) and pass both a written knowledge exam and a skills test. The three-part skills test includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic vehicle control test, and an on-road driving test. 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. Oregon truck driving schools will prepare you to pass these examinations, earn a CDL, and find employment with a trucking company such as Reddaway or Beaver Freight Services.
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