Professional truck driving training prepares the student to enter a wide variety of work within the transportation and logistics industry. While interstate truck operation is limited to those 21 or older, younger graduates have opportunities in associated jobs such as warehousing and local delivery. Students completing TTL 101 and TTL 121 will gain a Class A CDL with all endorsements except passenger.
Employment in this field is expected to grow. Shortages of trained drivers are projected for the near future. Local opportunities exist in natural resource transportation and local delivery. Plentiful opportunities exist for over-the-road careers and with regional distribution companies based in the Willamette Valley. Experience as a professional truck driver can be a pathway, after further education, to careers as dispatcher, manager of logistics operations, and as an owner of a transportation-based enterprise.
An average entry level wage for Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer is currently $12.13 per hour, depending on experience; maximum may go to $23.34 or more per hour with an average wage of $16.49 per hour.
Please call Toni Middleton at 503-325-7962 or Kristen Wilkin at 503-338-7696 for more information.