While the trucking industry in Ohio is evolving, you should have an idea of what to look for in a training school.
There are many options, and you should choose a school based on the time you have for training but also specialization.
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Choosing a Trucking Training School
Here are some tips on how to choose the right school for you.
Paying for your tuition
Having the means to cover your school expenses is important, and some schools provide financing options to help with that.
Other schools partner up with loan companies in order for the students to be able to train.
A few of the schools that offer this option in Ohio are CR England trucking school, and Hamrick School.
Napier Truck Driver Training also provides financing, loans, as well as tuition reimbursement programs.
Get an endorsement
Getting an endorsement requires some extra training, but you will also have more options when it comes to the type of driver you want to become.
Some of these are HAZMAT, Doubles/Triples, School Bus, and Tanker.
TDDS Technical Institute trucking school and Fortis CDL training are 2 of the training schools that provide endorsements.
Job placement options
The easiest way to get hired after completing your course is to work for the same company.
Some schools offer this option, and these are Fortis truck driver training, TDDS Tech driver school, and CR England.
|Allied Training Systems||2471 US Rte 52, Aberdeen, OH 45101|
|American Professional Truck Driving School||8334 State Route 36 SE, Gnadenhutten, OH 44629|
|Apollo Truck Driving Academy||3325 Shawnee Road, Lima, OH 45806|
|Associated Training Services||2323 Performance Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43207|
|Belmont College - Truck Driving Academy||68094 Hammond Road St. Clairsville, OH 43950|
|Big Rig Truck Driving School||8800 Clinton Rd, Brooklyn, OH 44144|
|Big Rig Truck Driving School||2230 Shepler Church Ave SW, Canton, OH 44706|
|Butler Tech CDL Training||3603 Hamilton-Middletown Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011|
|Career Driving & Learning Center||1350 Kelly Ave, Akron, OH 44306|
|Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County (CTEC)||150 Price Rd, Newark, OH 43055|
|Clark State Community College||Commercial Transportation Training Center at Brinkman Educational Center 100 South Limestone St, Springfield, OH 45502|
|Crist CDL training center||8816 Harding Hwy E, Galion, OH 44833|
|Cuyahoga Community College – Euclid Location||23555 Euclid Avenue, Suite 105, Euclid, OH 44117|
|Cuyahoga Community College – Westlake Location||25425 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH 44145|
|Great Lakes Truck Driving School||27740 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station, OH 44028|
|Hamrick School||1156 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256, USA|
|HR Career Development||315 S Main St., West Unity, OH 43570|
|Miami Jacobs Career College||875 West Central Avenue, Springboro, OH 45066, USA|
|Miami Jacobs Career College||865 West Market Street, Troy, OH 45373, USA|
|Miami Jacobs Career College – Columbus||150 East Gay Street, Columbus, OH 43215, USA|
|Miami Jacobs Career College – Dayton||110 N Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45402|
|Miami Jacobs Career College – Independence||6400 Rockside Place, Independence, OH 44131, USA|
|Miami Jacobs Career College – Sharonville||Two Crowne Point Court, Suite 100 & 200, Sharonville, OH 45241|
|Millis Training Institute||1982 Jackson Rd., Trenton, OH 45011|
|Napier Truck Driver Training Inc||3113 Dixie Hwy, Hamilton, OH 45015, USA|
|Ohio Business College||6690 Germantown Road, Middletown, OH 45042, USA|
|Ohio Business College||1133 S. Edwin Moses Blvd Suite 170, Dayton, OH 45417|
|Ohio Technical College||1374 E 51st St, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA|
|Owens Community College - Toledo||30335 Oregon Road Perrysburg, OH 43551|
|Owens Community College Truck Driver Training||3200 Bright Road, Findlay, OH 45840, USA|
|Rio Grande Community College||218 N College Ave, Rio Grande, OH 45674, USA|
|Road Professional Truck Driving School||6666 State Highway 95, Mount Gilead, OH 43338, United States|
|Roadmaster Drivers – Columbus, OH||4060 Perimeter Dr, Columbus, OH 43228, United States|
|Southern State Community College||1850 Davids Dr, Wilmington, OH 45177, United States|
|Southern State Community College||100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133, United States|
|Southern State Community College||351 Brooks-Malott Road, Mt Orab, OH 45154, United States|
|Southern State Community College||1270 US Highway 62 SW, Washington Court House, OH 43160, United States|
|Southern State Community College||895 Crouse Chapel Rd, Chillicothe, OH, United States|
|Southern State Community College||3321 Airborne Rd, Wilmington, OH, United States|
|Southern State Community College||5454 State Route 37, New Lexington, OH, United States|
|Southern State Community College||4235 U.S. 23, Piketon, OH, United States|
|Southern State Community College||1 College Street, Cadiz, OH, United States|
|Southern State Community College||10100 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH, United States|
|Southern State Community College||42377 County Highway 25, Pomeroy, OH, United States|
|Southern State Community College||15676 Ohio 691, Nelsonville, OH, United States|
|Southern State Community College||3525 State Route 48, Lebanon, OH, United States|
|Southern State Community College - Truck Driving Academy South Point||216 Collins Avenue, South Point, OH|
|TDDS Technical Institute||1688 North Pricetown Road, Lake Milton, OH 44429|
|TRAINCO Truck Driving Schools - Perrysburg (HQ)||26718 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551|
|TRAINCO Truck Driving Schools - Norwalk||11001 U.S. 250 N, Milan, OH 44846|
|TRAINCO Truck Driving Schools - Findlay||3200 Bright Rd, Findlay, OH 45840|
|TRAINCO Truck Driving Schools - Terra State – Fremont||2830 Napoleon Rd. Fremont, Ohio 43420|
|Tri-C Truck Driving Academy||24111 Rockwell Drive, Euclid, OH|
|University of Northwestern Ohio||1441 N. Cable Rd., Lima, OH 45805|
|Warren County Career Center - CDL Training Program||3525 N. St. Rt. 48, Lebanon, Ohio 45036|
The type of training you need
There are 3 types of truck driving programs, with some being as short as 8 weeks.
The most common license in the industry is the Class A license, for which a 6 to an 8-week course is enough.
If you want to get specialization, look into getting an associate’s degree in diesel technology.
This course will last for 2 years, but if you only want a diploma, you can attend a 1-year program.
Washington State Community College offers a 2-year program with an associate’s degree.
If you don’t have time to attend school during the day, you can opt for an evening class.
For example, Apollo Career Center provides 3 types of classes.
You can choose between a course that lasts for 8 weeks and has all evening classes, or a 4 to 6-week course happening in the daytime.
Median Trucker Salary in Ohio
The job outlook in this state is positive.
As per O*Net, there will be a 17% growth in demand for truck drivers between 2012 and 2022.
Diesel technology jobs will also see an increase of 8%.
The median salary for a truck driver, for instance, is $43,263 per year, with those in the top 10% earning around $50,131 a year.Annual Salary Range: Annual Salary by Location:
|Location||Avg. Annual Salary|
Regional Salary in Ohio
|Region||Employed||Avg. Annual Salary||Avg. Hourly Pay||Top 10% Annual Salary||Bottom 10% Annual Salary|
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.
If you don’t know where yo get hired, check out companies like C.R. England, A&R Transport, and MCT Transportation LLC.
You can also get a job with another company or repair center.
Job options for truck drivers in Ohio are varied, regarding of your specialization.
By completing a course and getting a license, you can make sure you will have a profitable career in the field.