With Utah's sparsely populated layout, the trucking industry is even more important here than it is in other parts of the country. You can contribute to this industry and earn a lucrative salary by becoming a diesel mechanic or truck driver. There are two Logan schools, both of which offer diesel technology programs. One school, Bridgerland Applied Technology College, also offers a truck driving program. The average cost of tuition is $5,560. Logan's average scholarship award is $3,626.
It's important to choose a school that fits your schedule and needs. At Bridgerland Applied Technology College, you can take daytime or evening classes to earn your commercial driver's license.
Utah's dedication to the trucking industry is clear when you look at the new advances being made in trucking safety. When you live in Logan, you're joining almost 50,000 residents. Some of the largest employers in this area include Triplett Brothers, Edge Trucking, and Western Dairy Transport.
There's a bit of variance in truck driving salaries in the Logan area. The average salary for a tractor-trailer driver is $38,730, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Those that drive light trucks earn an average of $25,800 per year (BLS, 2013).