PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVING
MTI's Professional Truck Driving Program
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.
Truck Driving School Overview
Here’s what you can expect when you attend Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) for your professional truck driver education:
Hands-On Truck Driving School in Missouri
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:
- Life on the road
- Preparation for state range and drive test
- Preventative maintenance
- Load securement and cargo holding
- Weigh stations and transportation security
- Forklift training
- FMCSA rules and regulations
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
Small class sizes and no general education courses required
Lifetime job placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
Financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to students who qualify
Flexible class schedules are available
Quick Facts: Truck Driving School
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?
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.
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?
Midwest Technical Institute offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest MTI campus today to learn more.
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
Midwest Technical Institute is proudly accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC) and is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federally-funded financial aid programs. For more information about our accreditations and approvals, please visit: https://www.midwesttech.edu/about-us/accreditation/
MTI is a member of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA).
Midwest Technical Institute is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.
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