Alabama Trucking Schools
Find Truck Driving Schools in Alabama
If you're good with vehicles and ready to start a new career, consider attending one of the 11 trucking/diesel mechanic schools in Alabama. These schools can help you get a trucking license or get a degree in diesel technology. The average school in Alabama is very affordable, since the average cost of tuition is $4,054.
Trucking programs in Alabama prepare you to earn a CDL, while diesel technology programs prepare you for ASE certification. Many schools, like Bevill State Community College give you options. At Bevill State Community College, you can choose to earn a short-term or long-term certificate in diesel technology.
Program lengths vary depending on whether you plan on earning a Commercial Driver's License or certificate in diesel technology. You may be able to complete your truck driving education in as little as a few weeks; each truck driving program in Alabama is designed to prepare you for the written CDL exam as well as the practical part of your driving exam.
For your convenience, some colleges allow you to complete your certification testing on-campus. This saves you time and money, since you can often test promptly after graduating and enjoy a student discount. For example, H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College offers several different testing services. You can take an ASE certification exam, the Certified Electronic Technician exam, or your Commercial Driver's License Road Test.
Many Alabama schools have substantial financial aid opportunities. Reid State Technical College is one of several schools that offers full tuition scholarships.
Below you can find a graph outlining how Alabama trucking salaries compare to the nationwide average. All data retrieved from Bureau of Labor Statistics (2015).
Whether you get your CDL or a diesel technology certificate, you may end up in many of the same employment settings, including local trucking companies and national trucking companies. Some of the major trucking employers in Alabama include C.R. England, MCT Transportation LLC, and Beacon Transport. The job outlook for truck drivers and diesel mechanics is strong; O*Net predicts a 20% increase for truck drivers and 13% increase for diesel mechanics.