There are several schools in Utah that offer training for truck driving students.
Some of the schools work independently, while others provide job placement options.
An example of such school is CR England Truck Driving School.
Read on in order to learn what the training requirements are.
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Training School Requirements
During your training classes, you will learn:
- Federal & state laws
- Hazardous driving
- Pre- & Post-trip inspections
To attend school, you need:
- To be 21 years old
- Take an alcohol and drug test
- Get references from your employer
- A clean record
How to Choose a School
Before choosing a school, you need to compare what are the benefits of each.
If you want to have your expenses covered, consider looking into a school that provides financing.
|321 CDL||478 W 600 S Tooele, UT 84074|
|Apex CDL||4980 W Amelia Earhart Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84116|
|Black Ribbon Professional Driver Services, LLC||2340 S. 3270 W, Suite A, West Valley City, UT 84119|
|Bridgerland Applied Technology College||1301 North 600 West, Logan, UT 84321, USA|
|C.R. England||4701 West 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84120|
|CDL Training Center||3612 West 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84120|
|CDL Training Center||2041 Lincoln Ave., Ogden, UT 84401|
|College of Eastern Utah||451 East 400 North, Price, UT 84501|
|College of Eastern Utah||639 West 100 South, Blanding, UT 84511, USA|
|Driver Tech||1960 S Milestone Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84104|
|MATC Commercial Truck Driving (CDL) Program Certificate||Thanksgiving Point Campus 2301 West Ashton Blvd. Lehi Utah 84043|
|Mountain West Commercial Driving School||9097 S Sunrise Circle, Sandy, UT 84093|
|Roadmaster Drivers - Salt Lake City, UT||6211 W 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84128|
|SAGE||219 West 9000 South, Sandy, UT 84070, USA|
|Salt Lake Community College||4600 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84123|
|Snow College||150 E College Ave., Epraim, UT 84627|
|Snow College||800 W 200 S, Richfield, UT 84701|
|Southwest Applied Tech Center||757 West 800 South, Cedar City, UT 84720, USA|
|Toole Applied Technology College||88 S. Tooele Blvd., Tooele, UT 84074|
|Uintah Basin Applied Technology College (UCAT) Roosevelt Campus||1100 E. Lagoon St. Roosevelt, UT 84066|
|Uintah Basin Applied Technology College (UCAT) Vernal Campus||450 N. 2000 W. Vernal, UT 84078|
|Utah State University Price Campus||451 East 400 North Price Utah 84501|
|Utah State University - Blanding Campus||639 West 100 South, Blanding, Utah 84511|
Another aspect to keep in mind is the training duration.
For example, a Class A driving license can be achieved in only 6 to 8 weeks.
You should also look into the endorsements they provide except for the truck driving classes.
A school that offers employment after graduation gives you the chance to secure a job right away.
Some schools also provide scholarships, and one of them is Dixie Applied Technology College with its Southern Utah Trucking Association Scholarship and DXATC Scholarship.
If you are looking for a short program, check out C.R. England Truck Driving School.
The school has a truck driving program that has a duration of only 17 days.
Diesel technology programs are generally longer than a truck driving programs and last for one to two years.
David Applied Technology College’s program includes 1,170 class hours and lasts for 13 months.
How to Get a Job
There are many opportunities for truck drivers in Utah.
If your school doesn’t provide job placement options, you can find employment with a leasing center, trucking company or even a repair shop.
As reported by ONet in 2015, truck driver jobs are expected to see a growth of 29% between 2012 and 2022.
Diesel mechanics positions will also grow by 22% within the same time period.
Below you can have a loot at how much do truck drivers in Utah, earn on average, in the state’s largest cities.Annual Salary Range:
|Location||Avg. Annual Salary|
|Salt Lake City||$42,107|
In Utah, the most important trucking companies are C.R. England, Matheson Trucking Inc., Gordon Trucking, and Blue Line Foodservice Distribution.
The trucking industry in Utah is varied, and you will have no issues in finding a job after you complete your training.
All you need to do is choose a school that fits your requirements and get started with your classes.
Read the full guide: How to Become a Truck Driver