Truck Driver

Why should you become a CDL truck driver? Four reasons: money, job security, opportunities to travel, and the relatively easy-to-earn Class A CDL! A truck driver primarily hauls freight from one location to another. They operate and perform general maintenance on trucks, maintain logs of driving times, and deliver and pick up shipments.

AVERAGE STARTING HOURLY WAGE: $16.00 – $22.00 + Benefits

AVERAGE HOURLY WAGE WITH EXPERIENCE: $22.00 – $31.00 + Benefits

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES: 2-year Technical Degree or On-The-Job Training

Truck Driver Career Paths

The AGC of SD offers the following CDL Training:

  • Class A Written Test Prep, Pre-trip Inspection Training and In Truck Ride Along Training
  • Class B Written Test Prep, Pre-trip Inspection Training and In Truck Ride Along Training

For more information email Michael O'Neal, Safety & Training Director at michael@sdagc.org.

CDL Information

Here’s your chance to learn to drive the big rigs and cash in on the nationwide shortage of qualified drivers! Carriers are hiring and wages are very attractive. Let us help you earn your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and take advantage of this great career opportunity! Our professional instructors use the latest equipment and techniques to give you the best training available. Click here for more information!

Professional Truck Driving

Mitchell Technical Institute can provide the proper training to ensure an adequate pool of qualified drivers in South Dakota and surrounding states. This program has been developed using standards set by the Professional Truck Driving Institute, the only certification recognized by the trucking industry. Click here for more informaton!

Commercial Driver's License Training

Southeast Tech’s Commercial Driver’s License Training helps you get on the road driving such vehicles as a tractor-trailer, commercial bus, livestock hauler, box trucks or a flatbed truck. Driving a commercial motor vehicle requires knowledge of rural driving, operating large vehicles in reverse, and vehicle inspections. Click here for more information!

Professional Truck Driving

What You Will Learn

  • Road Skills – Highway & Interstate
  • Yard Exercises - Backing, Parking
  • Vehicle Control Training
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • DOT Regulations
  • Logbook Training
  • Heavy Traffic Operations
  • Trip Planning - Map Reading
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