Nevada Trucking Schools
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Whether you want to fix trucks or drive one around the country, Nevada has schools to help you reach your goal. There are 12 diesel technology and trucking schools in Nevada, with an average tuition cost of $2,700. The average scholarship award in Nevada is $970; there are many statewide, school-specific, and national trucking scholarships you can consider.
If starting a career is important to you, look into the job placement services at Western Truck School. They help you prepare for the job search, and they help many students secure pre-employment offers before they finish their program.
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There are many benefits to attending Nevada schools, including the wide range of schools that have small class sizes. Small class sizes have many benefits: they allow you to enjoy a more personalized education experience, they give you more time to interact with your professors, and you may be able to get more hands-on experience. Some Nevada schools that boast small class sizes include Western Truck School, Southern Nevada Community College, Nevada Truck Driving School, and All Points TDA.
Diesel technology programs are designed to give you hands-on experience with all sorts of diesel equipment; since you may work with many different types of vehicles, these programs tend to be longer than truck driving programs. The College of Southern Nevada allows you to earn a one-year certificate or two-year Associate's degree. At Western Truck School, you can get your CDL in four to eight weeks.
Life in the Nevada Trucking Industry
Salaries vary slightly for truck drivers and diesel mechanics.
Below you can find a graph outlining Nevada trucking and diesel mechanic salaries compared to the nationwide average. All data retrieved from Bureau of Labor Statistics (2015).
In Nevada, there are many career opportunities you may be able to pursue as a trucker or diesel mechanic. Some of the largest trucking employers in Nevada are C.R. England, Gordon Trucking, and Roadrunner Transportation Systems. You may find job openings with trucking companies, leasing centers, and repair shops. The job demand is strong for truck drivers and diesel mechanics. O*Net predicts a 23% increase in demand for truck drivers and a 13% increase in demand for diesel mechanics.