Michigan has a huge trucking industry that serves both the Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula. You can become part of this growing field in Saginaw by attending the CDI Truck Driving School. CDI Truck Driving School is located right off the highway, making it easy for you to get over 100 hours of truck driving practice.
In addition to the practical skills gained during your truck driving class, you get a lengthy classroom education that covers Michigan's driving laws and the various parts of a truck. All in all, you can plan on spending three to eight weeks in school. If you need to earn your CDL-A, or endorsements, such as HazMat, they can help you figure out how to get qualified and start trucking!
Saginaw has lots of large trucking companies, including Con-Way, Omni Warehouse, YRC, and E Z Pro Delivery. No matter where you work, you'll need to be familiar with local highways like M-84, M-13, and M-81. When you live in Saginaw, you get to enjoy a cost of living that's almost 20% below the national average. All in all, there are over 1,400 truck drivers in the Saginaw area. Heavy truck drivers report an average annual income of $39,780 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013). The median income for light truck drivers is $39,420 per year (BLS, 2013).