Truck Driving Schools in South Carolina (SC)
With a nationwide truck driver shortage, there's never been a better time to consider breaking into the industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts favorable employment growth for truck drivers over the next 10 years (through 2026). According to the latest available data (May 2016), heavy truck drivers in South Carolina earn an average wage of $19.76 per hour (average salary of $41,110 per year). There are 33,400+ truck drivers in South Carolina; to become one of them, enrolling in a truck driving school to help you earn a CDL is an excellent career choice.
CDL Training Near Me in South Carolina
Truck driving schools in South Carolina may be found throughout the state, from larger cities, such as Clearwater and smaller ones, such as Richburg. Palmetto Training and Carolina Driving Institute are just a few of the schooling options in the area. South Carolina truck driving schools offer the training necessary to obtain your commercial driver's license (CDL), which you need in order to drive a Class A, B or C commercial vehicle. To earn a CDL license in South Carolina, all candidates must be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate driving) and pass both a written knowledge exam and a skills test. The three-part skills test includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic control test and an on-road driving exam. In addition, other knowledge and skills tests may be needed depending on the class of CDL license and the endorsements you need--for example, to drive a vehicle with air brakes, a tanker or to haul hazardous materials. A truck driving school in South Carolina will prepare you to pass these examinations, earn your CDL and go on to find employment at a South Carolina trucking company, such as Southeastern Freight Lines or ARD Trucking.
Browse the featured South Carolina truck driving schools below to find a trucking school near you.
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