Truck Driving Schools in Wyoming (WY)
With the nationwide truck driver shortage increasing the demand and an expected growth rate of 6 percent between 2016 and 2026, the job outlook for truck drivers is favorable, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). According to the latest available data (May 2016), Wyoming heavy truck drivers earn an average hourly wage of $23.66. This equates to an average annual salary of $49.210. The first step to becoming one of the 8,500+ truck drivers in Wyoming is to earn your commercial driver's license (CDL), and a truck driving school in Wyoming will prepare you to achieve this goal.
CDL Training Near Me in Wyoming
Truck driving schools in Wyoming are located throughout the state with hotspots in Cheyenne and Casper. SAGE Trucking Driving School and Mountain West Commercial Driving School are a few of the options in the region. Wyoming truck driving schools offer the necessary education and training needed to gain your CDL license. To obtain your CDL in Wyoming, you must be at least 18 years old (21 years old to drive interstate) and have a valid Wyoming driver's license. CDL applicants are then required to pass a written knowledge exam and an on-road skills test, which consists of a pre-trip inspection, a basic vehicle handling test, and an on-road review. Additional knowledge 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, a school bus or to haul hazardous materials. A truck driving school in Wyoming will prepare you to pass these examinations, and eventually gain employment at one of the state's trucking companies, such as Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. or Transpro Burgener.
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