Truck Driving Schools in Michigan

About Truck Driving Schools in Michigan
Total Schools:
42
Average Tuition Cost:
$6,569
Average Loan Amount:
$5,848
Average Scholarship Award:
$2,193
Average Classroom Size:
21 Students

Whether you live in the upper or lower peninsula of Michigan, there are many truck driving training programs for you to choose from. In fact, there are 42 truck driving programs in Michigan. No matter where you live, it is likely that you are close to one or more programs. The average cost of tuition in Michigan is $6569, but many students end up paying less thanks to grants and scholarships. The average scholarship award in the state is $2193, which can considerably lower the cost of your education.

Discover CDL Training in Michigan

Depending on which type of driver's license you want, the length of your program may vary between four and 12 weeks. However, expect to spend about 40 hours per week in school. When you count in study time, you may want to consider not working for the duration of the program. Before you even get behind the wheel of a heavy truck, you have to complete the book work first. This includes learning about driving laws in Michigan, memorizing all the parts of a truck, and discussing the technical aspects of driving a heavy truck. The second part of your program is where you get your driving experience. You get to work one-on-one with your instructor to practice driving until you feel comfortable enough to take a driving exam.


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  • Get your CDL in 21-days.
  • We offer Zero-Tuition training—a $5,000 value!
  • Classes start every Monday.
  • Limited seating available

How to Get a CDL in Michigan

Before you can begin applying for truck driving jobs in Michigan, you have to get your commercial driver's license (CDL) from the . There are two parts to this process. The first involves taking the Group A, Group B, or Group C written exam. After passing the written exam, the next step is to complete your road test. In Michigan, all road testing is done through third parties. Upon successful completion of your written exam and skills exam, you can get your CDL and begin working.

Life with a Michigan CDL

The entire country is in need of skilled truck drivers that can deliver goods for a variety of industries. This is well-documented by the . They predict a 21% increase in jobs for truck drivers between 2010 and 2020, resulting in over 330,000 new jobs throughout the decade (BLS, 2010).

One of the benefits of becoming a truck driver is how quickly you can complete a program and increase your earning potential. In Michigan, the average salary for a truck driver is $37,500 per year, according to . Most truck drivers in Michigan earn between $24,900 per year and $54,200 per year (O*Net, 2012).

There are many job openings just waiting for you in this state, whether you live in Michigan's upper peninsula or lower peninsula. The distance you drive and amount of time you spend away from home depends largely on your employer. Companies that require you to drive only within Michigan or in the Midwest may allow you to return home every week. Employers that ask you to drive cross-country, however, may only allow you to return home every month or so. Some of the biggest truck driving employers in Michigan include Premier Transportation, C.R. England, West Side Transport, and Logix Transportation.

Living in Michigan gives you a choice that you don't have to make in most other states. You have to decide whether you want to live and work in the upper peninsula or lower peninsula. For most truck drivers, this is an easy decision because most jobs are in the lower peninsula. The upper peninsula offers rugged landscapes and privacy, while the lower peninsula has most of Michigan's big cities. Main cities in Michigan include Lansing, Grand Rapids, Warren, and Detroit. The cost of living in Michigan is about 12% lower than the national average, according to Sperling's Best Places.

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A & B CDL - Grandville
(Grandville,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Advanced Tech Courses
(Grawn,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
American Truck Driving School - Coldwater
(Coldwater,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Auburn Hills,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$7,740 Tuition Cost
$2,677 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Cadillac,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$7,740 Tuition Cost
$2,404 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
(Flint,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Medium Campus
• Suburban Setting
$7,740 Tuition Cost
$2,777 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Baker College of Flint - Owosso
(Owosso,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Baker College of Flint TDS - Flint
(Flint,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Port Huron,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$7,740 Tuition Cost
$3,005 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Bright Futures Business School
(Flint,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
CDI Truck Driving School - Saginaw
(Saginaw,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
CDMI - Premier Truck Driving School
(Midland,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Coast 2 Coast Truck Driving School
(Marine City,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Commercial Driver Certification - Westland
(Westland,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Commercial Driver License Training School - Detroit
(Detroit,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
CTS CDL School
(Detroit,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Kalamazoo,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Centreville,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Rural Setting
$3,312 Tuition Cost
$1,215 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Great Lakes Truck Driver Training School
(Wayne,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Integrity Truck Driving School Inc. - Auburn Hills
(Auburn Hills,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Integrity Truck Driving School Inc. - Livonia
(Livonia,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
International Trucking School - Kincheloe
(Kincheloe,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
International Trucking School - Muskegon
(Muskegon,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
International Trucking School - Ypsilanti
(Ypsilanti,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
International Trucking School Inc. - Grayling
(Grayling,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
International Trucking School/McComb Count College - Fraser
(Fraser,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Joe Carney's Truck Driving School Inc.
(Detroit,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Lansing,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Large Campus
• Urban Setting
$4,860 Tuition Cost
$2,132 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
• Small Class Sizes
Midwest Truck Driving School
(Escanaba,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Novi Testing & Training
(Novi,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Professional Driver Institute - New Buffalo
(New Buffalo,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Samba Express Driver Training and Testing
(Warren,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Port Huron,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
• Small Campus
• Suburban Setting
$6,014 Tuition Cost
$1,139 Scholarship and Financial Aid Awards
Suburban Truck Driver training School
(Romulus,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Trainco Truck Driving School Inc.
(Monroe,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Tri Area Driving School
(Freeland,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Detroit,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Fenton,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Belleville,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
West Michigan CDL Inc. - Freeland
(Freeland,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
(Grandville,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs
Winona Technical College - Winona
(Winona,
MI)
• Offers Truck Driving Programs