Truck Driving Schools in South Dakota (SD)

A favorable employment outlook over the next 10 years, high demand, and the chance to hit the highway…truck driving has it all. If you are in South Dakota and looking for a new career, consider truck driving. As of May 2016 (latest available data per the Bureau of Labor Statistics), heavy truck drivers in South Dakota earn an average hourly wage of $19.27 (or an average annual salary of $40,090). Ready to become a truck driver? Enrolling in one of South Dakota's truck driving schools is a wise way to learn the tools of the trade, and to pass your CDL exams.

CDL Training Near Me in South Dakota

Truck driving schools in South Dakota may be found in cities such as Sioux Falls and Rapid City. Regional Technical Education Center and Western Dakota Tech are just a few of the schools that offer truck driver training. 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. Once school is completed and you earn your CDL, you will be poised to find employment at one of South Dakota's trucking companies, such as Habeck Trucking Inc. or Dakota Lines.

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

Western Dakota Tech

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