Connecticut Trucking Schools

About Trucking Schools in Connecticut
Total Schools:
14
Undergraduate Programs:
12
Graduate Programs:
4
Average Acceptance Rate:
59%
Average Tuition Cost:
$24,040
Average Loan Amount:
$8,294
Average Scholarship Award:
$8,767
Average Classroom Size:
16 Students

You can jump into the Connecticut trucking industry at five different schools in the state. These schools offer either trucking or diesel technology education. The average cost of tuition in Connecticut is $6,889, but this is offset by the average scholarship award of $2,343.

Many Connecticut schools have private scholarship and financial aid programs. The New England Tractor Trailer Training School has a variety of financial aid options, including payment plans and private scholarships.

Many schools, including the New England Tractor Trailer Training School, offer career placement assistance after you graduate. This can help you get a job promptly after you graduate.

Featured Connecticut Trucking Schools
  • Class-A Commercial Driving
  • Class-B Heavy Straight Truck Training
  • Class-A Commercial Driving
  • Class-B Heavy Straight Truck Training

Many schools, including the New England Tractor Trailer Training School, offer career placement assistance after you graduate. This can help you get a job promptly after you graduate.

Comparing Truck Driving Schools in Connecticut

The amount of time you can expect to spend in school depends on which school you attend and what degree you decide to earn. A diesel technology program can either lead to a certificate, which takes one year, or an Associate's degree, which takes two years. Even within trucking programs there is some variance! allows you to earn a Class A license in as little as six weeks.

While many truck driving training programs are very similar, you can often assess schools based on how much hands-on training you get. For example, offers students 240 hours of truck driving practice. If you are attending a diesel mechanic program, you can ask about how much lab experience you get during each course. You'll want to get plenty of experience behind the wheel or working on a truck before you start your career!

Join the Trucking Industry in Connecticut

The salary you earn as a truck driver or diesel mechanic depends on your level of experience and job title. You can earn more as an owner-operator or as a member of a driving team than as a solo driver.

Below you can find a graph outlining Connecticut trucking and diesel mechanic salaries compared to the nationwide average. All data was retrieved from (2015).





As a truck driver or diesel mechanic, you may be able to work for trucking companies. As a diesel mechanic, you may also be able to work for repair shops and leasing centers. Major employers in Connecticut include Premier Transportation, A&R Transport, and TMC Transportation. The job outlook is strong. O*Net predicts a for truck drivers and a for diesel mechanics in Connecticut.

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(Willimantic,
CT)
• Medium Campus
• Suburban Setting
$4,285 Tuition Cost
$3,484 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Hartford,
CT)
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
(East Windsor,
CT)
• Offers Diesel Mechanic Programs
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$2,343 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Cromwell,
CT)
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
(Bridgeport,
CT)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Somers,
CT)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Somers,
CT)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
(Branford,
CT)
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$17,821 Tuition Cost
$682 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
• Small Class Sizes
(Danielson,
CT)
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$3,192 Tuition Cost
$1,915 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Hamden,
CT)
• Medium Campus
• Suburban Setting
$36,510 Tuition Cost
$14,719 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
• Small Class Sizes
(Fairfield,
CT)
• Medium Campus
• Suburban Setting
$33,780 Tuition Cost
$11,026 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Bridgeport,
CT)
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$18,600 Tuition Cost
$1,125 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Middletown,
CT)
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting
$45,358 Tuition Cost
$34,842 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
• Small Class Sizes
(New Haven,
CT)
• Small Campus
• Urban Setting