If you wish to start working as a commercial truck driver in Vermont, then obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License is the key to your success. Without a CDL, you the work you’ll be able to do will be able to do will be limited. The new regulations that have been established by both federal and state governments are there to protect those who are in the road.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, truck drivers in Vermont earn about $38,690 in a year. This can still increase depending on the industry you plan to work in, your seniority, and how many hours you want to work within a week. The truck driving industry is expected to increase about 21% over the next 10 years.
Truck Driving Schools in VT Listed By City
Northeast Driver Training
10 Transport Park
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Phone: (802) 463-9194
Giroux General Transportation
4 Cambria Street,
Barre, VT 05641
Champlain Valley Driver Training School
57 Gonyeau Road,
Milton, VT 05468
Vermont Truck Driver Training
740 U.S. Route 7
Pittsford, VT 05763
Northeast Driver Qualifiers
37 Reservoir Road,
Springfield, VT 05156
Individuals who are trying to apply for a CDL in the state of Vermont must at least be able to meet the following qualifications:
• Be at least 18 years old (21 if they wish to drive interstate)
• Maintain a standard Vermont driver’s license in good standing
• Have two documents proving the applicant’s residency in the state
• Have access to the type of commercial vehicle that will be operated
Once you have the necessary documents, your next step is to apply for a temporary learner’s permit. You’ll need to pass the vision test and General Knowledge test to obtain a learner’s permit. You’ll need to take additional exams for each endorsement you wish to add to your CDL. Having endorsements will allow you to perform additional jobs, which can increase your opportunity in this industry. You can ensure that you pass the written exams by reading the commercial driver license manual provided by the state. This manual describes all of the information that must be known in order to acquire a Vermont CDL.
A learner’s permit will allow you to drive a commercial vehicle while under the supervision of a licensed driver. After you gain the necessary driving experience, you’ll need to schedule for the skills exam before your permit expires. All applicants are required to provide their own vehicles during testing that must meet the following guidelines:
• Must have a valid registration in Vermont
• Must pass a pre-trip inspection
• Must be empty of cargo
• Must meet the minimum commercial vehicle guidelines for weight.
The skills exam is divided into a pre-trip inspection, basic skills demonstration that involves maneuvering a truck in private areas, and on-road testing in an actual traffic situation. Applicants must pass all three parts to receive their CDL. Applicants are required to surrender any other type of driver’s license upon receiving their CDL.
We are always on the lookout for additional commercial truck driving schools to add to this directory. To submit a training company you can use the contact form on this page. When you send in a facility, please include the complete business name, address, and phone details.