Colorado Truck Driving Schools

The trucking industry is always looking for qualified drivers to join their ranks. All indications in the labour market towards a need for more people - at least 11% more over the next decade. Truckers have the option of being owner-operators or working for a big transport company. Average salaries for drivers are around $41,000. Truck driving schools in Colorado offer a few different courses - students have the option of getting certified as a diesel mechanic. Job opportunities for diesel mechanics are pretty good too.

Criteria to start driving:

First off, drivers have to get a commercial driver’s license (CDL) before they can work as truckers in Arizona. The DMV requires interested parties to get a commercial instruction permit which is valid for 6 months. There are 3 classes of licenses - A, B and C. Drivers have to be at least 18 years old to qualify.

What to expect:

CDL licenses are classified on the basis of vehicular weight. A driver will need to get one according to what he/she is expected to drive. Check out the requirements before applying for the right one. Drivers will have to get behind the wheel and drive for the class of license they need. With 15 schools to choose from, students can decide what they want to pursue. The average training period is about 4 - 8 weeks at any truck driving school in Colorado, if one attends full time. Time is split between the classroom and on the road. The cost of the course is $2800 for the duration. Loans and scholarships are available to those in need.

Federal Requirements:

Under new federal regulations, those transporting hazardous materials on the job have to undergo a background check and also get fingerprinted. This is to protect regular citizens from potential terrorist threats. If you get disqualified, there is an appeals process. Some of the reasons for disqualification could be crimes related to murder, arson, robbery, kidnapping and others.

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List of Truck Driving Schools in Colorado

SAGE

365 S Main Street
Brighton, Colorado 80601
PH: 800-867-9856

MTA Truck Driving School

308 W Fillmore St Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

MTA

5300 Colorado Boulevard
Commerce City, CO 80022
PH: 303-295-1115

U.S. Truck Driving School

4425 Grape St.
Denver, CO 80216
PH: 800-929-5158

SAGE

770 Horizon Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81506
PH: 970-257-7243

Wds Truck Driving School

Po Box 524
Penrose, CO 81240
PH: 719-392-6000

MTA Truck Driving Schools

East Highway 96
Pueblo, CO 81001
PH: 719-948-4148

Colorado CDL Training School

2118 Freedom Road
Trinidad, CO 81082
PH: 719-846-2511

U.S. Truck Driving School

8150 W 48th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
PH: 800-727-7364

U.S. Truck Driving School

19825 Wigwam Road
Midway, CO 81008
PH: 800-666-7364

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