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CDL Training Near Clackamas

Driving in Clackamas

With over 5,700 people in Clackamas, and a close proximity to Portland, this city has a growing trucking industry. Although the cost of living is higher than the national average, but the average wage for tractor-trailer drivers in Oregon is nearly $40,000 a year, according to the BLS. Major trucking employers in this area include Wymore Transfer and Emmert International. Some of the biggest highways in Clackamas are Oregon Route 224 and Oregon Route 212.

Use the school listings to contact schools in your area and get started toward your new trucking career.

Find the Right Truck Driving Program for You

Are you ready to hit the road with the right education and preparation? We’re here to help you take the shortest route toward success. With just a few weeks of training, you can complete a truck driving course and begin a new career. In the city of Clackamas, there is currently only one school that offers truck driving training: A Truck Driving School IITR. At this school, you can get the education you need to earn a Class A or Class B driver’s license. However, do not limit your search to just Clackamas, as there are some additional schools located in nearby Portland. Use the link in the sidebar to view Portland truck driving schools.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Truck Driving School

There are a few things you should look for when choosing the best truck driver training in Clackamas and the surrounding area. Small class sizes can definitely improve your learning experience. Not only can you ask more questions and get a more personalized learning experience, you may get to spend more time with your driving instructor. Additional driving hours can be extremely beneficial. Make sure you ask plenty of questions before you sign up for training. Also, check to see what relationships they have with local employers. That can tell you a lot about their career placement help, and be a great source for helping you get a job.

You should also ask questions regarding costs: How much does the program cost; what types of financial aid does the school offer, and do they have any information on companies that offer tuition reimbursement? You might also want to verify that they offer training for both Class-A and Class-B CDL’s as well as specialties like hazmat because the more specializations you have the more opportunities that are available to you in the open job market.

It might also be good to know what their driving program is like: Is it all local roads, or are there some OTR (over the road) trips that can get you familiar with long hauls? It can be helpful to have experience with both because it might help you decide what type of driver you want to be. Do you want to be a more localized driver and get home most nights or weekends, or would you prefer to make a little more money and see more sites across the country?