Truck driving is a very flexible career. You can become a local driver and stay in Illinois, or become an over-the-road driver and travel around the country. You can drive a straight truck with a Class B license or a tractor-trailer with a Class A license. Spoon River College, a school with an average tuition cost of $7,470 and an average scholarship award of $1,185, is the only trucking school in Canton.
There are two training options at Spoon River College. You can complete a 10-credit basic certificate or a comprehensive 17-credit certificate. You can generally complete your training in about one semester.
Canton may be one of the most affordable cities in Illinois, as its cost of living is 18% below the national average. Illinois State Highway 78 and County Highway 16 are important trucking routes. Local trucking companies include Davis Sand and Gravel, Vohland Trucking, and Chuck Kinsel Trucking.