Iowa Truck Driving Schools

There are 10 truck driving schools in IOWA and eligible for the federal aids. The state is relaid on transported goods and is also in need of good educated truck drivers. The state has very less number of educated drivers and the state would be the best place to get on with truck training. The average tuition fees in the state are $3700 and may vary with respect to the individual school. The students could pay the amount by applying for Loans, Scholarships and federal aids. To know the benefits of federal aid, you need to fill out The FAFSA form. This would help you to further reduce the amount that you spend for tuition fees.

CDL training in IOWA

The training differs with respect to the kind of CDL license you need. At some schools, you would have an opportunity of choosing Class A or Class B or Class C training program. The training drags into two individual training groups that deal with writing test and skill test. The first part of the training involves learning everything you need to know in order to pass a written test. The second parts begin with training how to drive a heavy truck or subject to vary with respect to the kind of CDL license you prefer. The second part begins training with an instructor in the truck who will help you and guide to learn the techniques how to drive on the road or parking. The program usually stands not more than six to eight weeks long.

IOWA CDL requirements

With the completion of your truck driving training, the next leap is to earn Commercial Driver's License from Motor Vehicle Division of IOWA. The first exam is to get on with the written test and pass the exam to move on further. After completion of the exam, you can take an endorsement test as an optional one and with the completion of the following exam or exams then you are administered with a learner's permit. When you are done with your training for truck driving then can go head with the truck driving test on the road. Once you get on with that you are allotted a CDL license.

Career of truck drivers in IOWA

The present stands of truck drivers in IOWA is 43,000 and the number would rise in the future years to 19% more of the present count. According to predictions of the Bureau of Labor Statistics the growth would be 21% towards the requirement of truck drivers. The median salary that a person could earn would be $38,000 and may vary according to the kind of experience one has in truck driving. The range starts from $26,000 as a minimum to $58,000 as maximum.

Types of CDL License:

Class A CDL: Truck weighing of 25,000 pounds and 10,000 pound trailer are been towed. Need to have an experience on Class B CDL for one year or more. The vehicles that include in it are tow trucks, tractor trailers, buses and cargo containers.

Class B CDL: Truck weighing more than 25,000 pounds and an attachable cargo of less than 10,000 pounds. The trucks that include in Class B CDL are Dump trucks, Delivery trucks, tow trucks and utility trucks.

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List of Iowa Truck Driving Schools

Des Moines Cc Transportation Institute

2006 S Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, Iowa 50021
Ph: 515-964-6200

Scott Cc Truck Driver Trg

500 Belmont Rd
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
Ph: 319-441-4001

Southeastern Community College

RiverPark Place
610 N. 4th St. Suite 220
Burlington, Iowa 52601
Ph: 319-208-5382

Kirkwood Cc Truck Driver Trg

6301 Kirkwood Blvd
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406
Ph: 319-398-5411

Des Moines Area Cc

2081 NE 54th Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
Ph: 515-262-1680

Ruan Transportation

666 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50306
Ph: 800-895-9857

Iowa Central Cc

330 Avenue M
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
Ph: 800-362-2793

Indian Hills Cc

525 Grandview Ave
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Ph: 641-683-5214

Western Iowa Tech Cc

4647 Stone Avenue / Box 5199
Sioux City, Iowa 51102
Ph: 712-274-8733

Hawkeye Cc

1501 E Orange Rd Box 8015
Waterloo, Iowa 50704
Ph: 319-296-2320

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