Truck Driving Schools
   There are literally hundreds of truck driving schools across the country, each with different programs.  As with any business, there are good ones and there are bad ones.  But you have to know what to look for in a trucking school.
  There are essentially
three different types of truck driver training programs.  The first is a private school, the second is a public institution and the third is a training program run by a motor carrier.
 

 
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  The best approach to truck driver training is, without a doubt, a certified truck driving school. These institutions maintain the highest quality of education, safety, and on-the-road training in order to remain competitive in the marketplace....More Information
  With most truck drivers averaging $40,000 a year in straight salary, it's no wonder that trucking is such an attractive field for people from all walks of life who want to find a new job in trucking.....More Information
   Private transportation companies very rarely transport products by themselves. Today, many companies prefer having their own truck fleet and drivers to make a transportation department.....More Information
 
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There are a lot of options available for individuals to cover the cost of tuition at a
trucking school. While there are going to be some differences from state to state and  school to school, below is an overview of some of the options you can explore with a  career adviser at your local CDL training facility



company-sponsored CDL training can often lead to long employment contracts making much less than other truckers.



Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds are often available for trucking school. These
funds are offered at the state level, and are used to help people train for new
careers when they are unable to find employment in their current industry with their
current skillset. Veterans may be eligible for truck driving school scholarships through the G.I. Bill or the Commercial Driver Training Foundation.



There are many private loan institutions that will provide personal loans to students
looking to obtain assistance with paying for CDL training. These loans usually require a credit check and in some cases a cosigner for the loan.




A lot of the major transportation carriers out there offer partial or full
reimbursemen
t for the cost of your CDL training. Usually, this type of reimbursement is offered in smaller payments added on to your paycheck throughout the first year of  employment with the company.


C.R. England
Through partner schools in California, Texas, Utah and Indiana, C.R. England guarantees work upon completion of this driver training program. To speak with a representative or apply, call 1-800-421-9004.

Prime Incorporated
Offers $3,500 for driver training in exchange for a one year employment commitment. To inquire about working with Prime, contact a company recruiter at 1-877-774-6356.

Schneider National
Will pay up to $6,000 in tuition reimbursement received monthly after one month of successful employment. Call a Schneider recruiter at 1-800-447-7433 for more information.

Swift Transportation
A total tuition reimbursement of $3,900 can be paid off by working a total of 26 months for Swift, following graduation. Call 1-866-437-3050 to find out more about the Swift Driving Academy.


Federal Student Grants
Most truck driving school programs are considered too short to use federal grants such as the Pell Grant or FSEOG, but it is not impossible to use these grants to pay for driver training. You may still be able to apply for most federal student aid if the driver training you plan to complete is part of a larger degree program offered by a vocational school or technical college.