Truck Driving Schools in South Dakota (SD)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2011 Data, the job outlook for truck drivers over the next decade (between 2010 and 2020) is favorable. For classification purposes, the BLS separates heavy and light truck driving jobs. The majority of heavy trucking jobs involve long-haul trucking while light trucking jobs usually involve deliveries or pick-up and delivery services. As of May 2011 (latest available data), heavy truck drivers in South Dakota earn a median hourly wage of $17.20 (median annual salary of $35,770). Light truck drivers in South Dakota earn a median hourly wage of $14.60 (median annual salary of $30,370). To become a truck driver in South Dakota. To join them you may need a commercial driver's license (CDL) and a truck driving school in South Dakota will prepare you to achieve this goal.

Truck driving schools in South Dakota may be found in cities such as Sioux Falls and Rapid City. South Dakota truck driving schools may provide you with the training needed to obtain your CDL. To obtain a CDL in South Dakota, applicants must be at least 16 years old (21 years old for interstate trucking) and pass both a knowledge test and a three part skills test, which includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic control skills test and an on-road driving exam. 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. To transport hazardous materials (Hazmat), a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check is also required.

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

Learn more about South Dakota CDL requirements.

List of South Dakota Trucking Schools

Lake Area Technical Institute

Address: 1201 Arrow Ave., Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: (800) 657-4344

Mitchell Technical Institute

Address: 1800 East Spruce Street, Mitchell, SD 57301
Phone: (800) 624-1969

Regional Technical Education Center

Address: 1200 W 21st Street, Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5700
Website: rtecedu.org

Western Dakota Tech

Address: 800 Mickelson Dr., Rapid City, SD 57703
Phone: (605) 394-4034
Website: wdt.edu
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