Are you ready to start a career as a truck driver? There are two truck driving schools in the Bronx that can prepare you to earn a Class A or Class B driver's license. And if you need endorsements, such as HazMat, passenger, double/triple trailer, you can inquire about those as well. These programs vary in length. In general, you can plan on completing your training in four to eight weeks. You may be able to attend an accelerated program that takes three weeks or so.
Most truck driving schools offer job placement assistance. This can help you navigate the competitive job market to find the job that best fits your needs and schedule. Many companies start looking at drivers before they finish training. When schools have relationships with local employers, students can have a leg up on the competition and start communicating with hiring companies. Talk to each school you speak with about how they help students get placed and get rolling asap!
The cost of living in Bronx is 21% higher than the national average. However, your salary will likely reflect this. You may want to become comfortable with navigating large highways in the area, like the Cross Bronx Expressway and I-895. Large employers include M V Transportation and Bulkmatic Transport.
Drivers that go on to drive tractor-trailers or large trucks in this area earn an average of $45,920 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Those who drive light trucks earn an average of $37,400 annually (BLS, 2013).