Working as a truck driver in Wisconsin can provide many opportunities.
If you choose to work in the field, you should decide what training program to attend first.
Have a look at the information we have brought you.
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Opting for a Training School
This state has a good selection of schools for you to choose from.
Some schools provide financing and scholarships who can’t afford tuition.
|160 Driving Academy||9545 South 20th Street Oak Creek, WI 53154|
|Associated Training Services||7190 Elder Ln., Sun Prairie, WI 53590|
|Chippewa Valley Tech||620 W Clairemont Ave., EauClaire, WI 54701|
|Dairyland Diesel Driving School Inc||N382 US Hwy 12 and 16, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965|
|Diesel Truck Driver Training School Inc||7190 Elder Ln, Sun Prairie, WI 53590|
|Eagle Training Services Inc||4940 88th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144|
|Fox Valley Technical College||1825 N Bluemound Dr., Appleton, WI 54912|
|Gateway Technical College - Truck Driver Training||SC Johnson iMET Center 2320 Renaissance Blvd, Sturtevant WI 53177|
|Kotra CDL Driving School||2315 Roosevelt Rd., Kenosha, WI 53143|
|LADA Driver School LCC||5200 W Mill Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53218|
|LADA Driver School LCC||3817 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood, WI 53211|
|MATC - Truck Driving Program||Oak Creek Campus 6665 South Howell Avenue Oak Creek, WI 53154-1196|
|Midwest Driver Dev, LLC||700 Heritage Road, De Pere, WI 54115|
|Millis Training Institute||3001 W Holy Hill Rd., Richfield, WI 53076|
|Professional CDL Training Institute||115 Pearl St., Waukesha, WI 53186|
|Roe's Premier Driving Academy||W296 S7816 Crossgate Drive, Mukwonago , WI 53149|
|Roehl Driver Training Center||1916 East 29th St Marshfield WI 54449|
|Sabertooth Commercial Driver Training Institute||1990 Godfrey Dr., Waupaca, WI 54981|
|Schneider Training Academy||911 Glory Rd., Green Bay, WI 54304|
|Waukesha County Technical College||800 Main St., Pewaukee, WI 53072|
If you plan on studying diesel technology, look into the Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association Technician Scholarship.
This program will not only have your tuition costs covered but also the costs for tools and books.
A diesel technology program typically lasts from one to 2 years, at the end of which you will receive a diploma or an associate’s degree.
Such a program might be longer than a truck driving course, but it will also give you a specialization,
Milwaukee Area Technical College provides a course for diesel mechanics that has a duration of 2 semesters.
If you plan on becoming a truck driver, you should know there are many job options available after finishing school.
As reported by The Eagle, many shipping firms started to use truck drivers due to the bad road conditions in the state.
A truck driving course lasts for only 6 to 8 weeks and provides a Class A license.
When the course ends, you will need to pass a skill test and a written exam before receiving your certification,
If you don’t have time to attend the traditional courses, some schools offer evening and weekend classes.
There are also some schools with small class sizes, which is an advantage as you get more time with your instructor as well as increased driving hours.
For example, Diesel Truck Driver Training School provides 4 different programs for truck drivers.
Getting a Job in Wisconsin
Getting your first job as a truck driver is easy, and some schools even provide job placements options.
If the school you choose is not one of them, you can get hired by a leasing center, repair shop or trucking company.
The biggest companies in this state are MCT Transportation LLC, C.R. England, and Gordon Trucking.
The salary earned by truck drivers varies based on experience or the endorsements they have.Annual Salary Range: Annual Salary by Location:
|Location||Avg. Annual Salary|
Regional Salary in Wisconsin
|Region||Employed||Avg. Annual Salary||Avg. Hourly Pay||Top 10% Annual Salary||Bottom 10% Annual Salary|
|Eau Claire, WI||1,350||$50,410||$24.24||$62,010||$37,460|
|Fond du Lac, WI||960||$54,190||$26.05||$73,680||$38,840|
|Green Bay, WI||4,640||$53,680||$25.81||$73,420||$35,560|
|La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN||1,870||$63,890||$30.72||$97,390||$41,600|
|Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI||9,290||$54,910||$26.4||$75,490||$38,760|
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.
O*Net reports a growth of 21% for truck drivers until 2022, while diesel mechanics jobs will see a growth of 11% within the same period.
The program you choose should suit your particular needs and schedule.
As long as you attend the classes and get your license, you will be able to have a long and lucrative career in the trucking industry.