Truck Driving Schools in Minnesota

Before you start a career in truck driving in Minnesota, it is best that you try to know everything about the industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they estimate the salary for truck drivers in this state to be around $40,280, which is higher than the national average. The BLS suggests that there would be a 21% growth in jobs within this decade or so.

To work as a truck driver in Minnesota, one must have a Commercial Driver’s License. Like most states, there are several state and federal regulations and requirements that must be met to obtain a CDL. First of all, you must be at least 18 years old to apply for an instate CDL and 21 years old for an interstate CDL. Secondly, to ensure that you are physically fit, you will have to undergo a physical exam to get a DOT medical certificate.

Commercial driver’s license applicants must pass one or more knowledge tests depending on the type of vehicle and what they will transport to get a Learner’s Permit. The state offers knowledge tests for air brakes, tankers, hazardous materials, passenger, and passenger and bus.

It is highly advisable that applicants get enough practice after obtaining their Learner’s Permit before taking the Skills test. All applicants are required to prove their capabilities to drive safely to get a CDL. The skills tests are divided into three parts: pre-trip inspection; basic controls; and actual road test. Applicants must pass all three parts to get a CDL.

Truck Driving Schools in MN Listed By City

Albert Lea

Riverland Community College
2200 Riverland Drive,
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: (507) 379-3300


Alexandria Technical & Community College
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
(888) 234-1222


Riverland Community College
1900 8th Avenue NW
Austin, MN 55912
(507) 433-0600


Central Lakes College
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
(800) 933-0346


Truck Driver Training School of MN
2225 Highway 13 West,
Burnsville, MN


Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Rd.
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 733-7600


Transportation Center for Excellence
2755 Highway 55, Suite 220
Eagan, MN 55121
(320) 252-6977


Lake Superior College
4971 Lightning Drive,
Hermantown, MN 55811
(218) 733-7600


Hibbing Community College
1515 East 25th Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
(800) 224-4422

Inver Grove Heights

Heavy Metal Truck Training
11098 Clark Road
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
(800) 835-2540


Riverland Community College
965 Alexander Drive SW
Owatonna, MN 55060
(507) 455-5880


Minnesota West Community & Technical College
1314 North Hiawatha Avenue,
Pipestone, MN 56164
(507) 372-3400


Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street E
Rosemount, MN 55068
(651) 423-8301

South St. Paul

Interstate Truck Driving School
499 Villaume Avenue,
South St. Paul, MN 55075

St. Cloud

International Truck Driving Schools
8046 Old Highway Road N
St Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 229-4040

St Cloud Technical & Community College
1215 15th Street N,
St Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 308-6522

Transportation Center for Excellence
4211 Roosevelt Road,
St Cloud, MN 556301
(320) 252-6977

Thief River Falls

Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway One East,
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
(218) 683-8800 or (800) 959-6282

White Bear Lake

Century College
3300 Century Ave. North
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 779-3341


Southeast Technical
1250 Homer Road
Winona, MN 55987
(877) 853-8324

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