The trucking industry in Arkansas relies on skilled, educated truck drivers and diesel mechanics to keep the industry running smoothly. If you live in Hope, you have several educational options you can look into. There are two schools in this area; one offers a truck driving program and one offers a diesel technology program. The average cost of tuition in this area is $2,346 and the average scholarship award is $1,185.
If you plan on becoming a diesel mechanic, there are several options to look into at the University of Arkansas Community College. You can earn a certificate of proficiency or a technical certificate.
Currently, over 10,000 people live in Hope, enjoying the city's low cost of living. Arkansas Highway 29 is the main highway in this area. Important local trucking employers include Dana Transport, Bobby Franklin, Mark Burns Trucking, and Unique Freight Systems.