Professional Truck Driving
Are you looking for a hands-on career that offers competitive pay and allows you to work independently and explore the country? MTI’s Professional Truck Driving Program prepares you for life on the open road, giving you the behind-the-wheel experience you need to pursue an entry-level career in this essential industry—classes are enrolling now.
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What Makes the Professional Truck Driving Program at MTI Different?
Receive on-the-road and behind-the-wheel training in real trucks
Earn your professional truck driving certificate in as few as 20 weeks
All MTI truck driving instructors have real-world driving experience
Daytime Classes Available
Flexible class times that work for your busy schedule
No general education courses required, students will learn the skills required for entry-level employment
Lifetime Job Placement
Career counseling & job placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
Professional Truck Driving at Midwest Technical Institute
Watch for an overview of truck driving training at Midwest Technical Institute.
HANDS-ON TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL
Basic Truck Controls | Road Training | CDL Permit Test Preparation | Vehicle Inspection | Hazardous Material Training | Instrument Control Systems
The professional truck driving instructors at MTI bring real-world experience on the road to the classroom, providing hands-on truck driving instruction and one-on-one interaction to help you develop essential skills.
In MTI’s professional trucking school, you’ll learn:
- Preparation for state range and drive test
- Preventative maintenance
- Load securement and cargo holding
- Weigh stations and transportation security
- Endorsements and additional training (Hazardous Material, Doubles/Triples, Tanker, Forklift)
- FMCSA rules and regulations
- And more!
MTI’s Financial Aid Team provides personalized support to students applying for federal financial aid and help with understanding all the funding options, including scholarship opportunities.
MTI is here to help you attain the funding you need to take the next step in your education. MTI’s Financial Aid Team can help match you with scholarship opportunities you may qualify for.
Professional Truck Driving Careers
According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “the economy depends on truck drivers to transport freight and keep supply chains moving. As the demand for goods increases, more truck drivers will be needed. Trucks transport most of the freight in the United States, so as households and businesses increase their spending, the trucking industry will grow.” *www.bls.gov
The Bureau predicts the job outlook for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers will increase by 6% from 2020 to 2030. *www.bls.gov
Professional Truck Driving Vehicles Include: Dry Vans, Tankers, Flatbeds, Dump Trucks, Low Boys, Cargo Containers, Livestock Trucks, Drop Decks, Cement Trucks, Grain Trucks and Wreckers
Professional Truck Driving Industries Include: Warehouse Workers, Dock Workers, Truck Repair Technicians, Forklift Operators, Shipping I Receiving Clerks, Dispatchers and Entry Level Brokering
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TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL OVERVIEW
Here’s what you can expect when you attend Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) for your professional truck driver education:
Quick Facts: Truck Driving School
- WHAT IS A PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVER?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers help transport goods across distances, frequently traveling across the country on a set schedule. These long-haul drivers require special training as total cargo weight typically exceeds 26,000 pounds.
Are you considering a new career? Check out: Should I Start a Career in Truck Driving?
- HOW MUCH DO PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVERS MAKE?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for professional truckers in May 2020 was approximately $47,130. The highest 10 percent of professional truck drivers earned more than $69,480.
- WHERE CAN I WORK AS A PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVER?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “most heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers’ routes are assigned by a dispatcher, but some independent drivers still plan their own routes. Some drivers have one or two routes that they drive regularly, and other drivers take many different routes throughout the country. Also, some drivers have routes that include Mexico or Canada.”
For additional information, check out our resource, What is the Typical Career Path for Truck Drivers?
- HOW MUCH DOES TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL COST?
Enrollment & Outcomes
Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses. For annual details, please visit our Professional Truck Driving enrollment and outcomes page.
- Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
- MTI is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federally-funded financial aid programs.
- MTI is a member of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA).
For more information about our accreditations and approvals, please visit: https://www.midwesttech.edu/about-us/accreditation/
Midwest Technical Institute is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education: 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701. For more info: www.ibhe.org
Midwest Technical Institute is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.
Satellite Location (CDL Range):
5284 W. Sunshine,
Brookline, MO 65619