Fort Worth is a great city for those aspiring to become truck drivers. There are three high-quality trucking schools in this city, all of which have small class sizes and different training options. Many of these schools have a career specialist on staff. They'll help you prepare your job hunt skills and may even put you in contact with companies that are looking to hire truck drivers.
The amount of time you spend in your training course depends on which school you choose. At C1 Truck Driver Training, you can complete your Class A program in just three weeks. That’s a pretty quick turnaround if you’re looking for a new job and want to work as a driver for a top company. When you contact the schools below, be sure to ask about their career placement assistance. Many students find their first job after training through references at their school.
An important city to the nation's trucking industry, Fort Worth has almost 778,000 residents. Despite its size, Fort Worth enjoys a low cost of living and high average income. Many statewide and national freeways run through Fort Worth, including I-20, I-820, and U.S. Route 75. Average salaries in Fort Worth are fairly similar to the national averages. Heavy truck drivers indicate a median income of $40,500 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013). Light truck drivers earn an average of $32,460 (BLS, 2013).