Located conveniently close to the South and New England, Pennsylvania is a popular state for aspiring truck drivers. In the city of Clearfield, there are two schools with trucking and diesel mechanic programs: Clearfield County Career and Technical Center, and Clearfield Votech Truck Driver Training. Tuition rates vary depending on which school you attend and how much financial aid you get.
The trucking program in Clearfield takes about six weeks and results in a Class A driver's license. If you would rather work on trucks than drive them, consider attending the diesel technology program at CCCTC. You can get a thorough education in diesel engines and diesel vehicles.
With a cost of living that rests , Clearfield is a good city for new truckers on a budget. You may be able to work for local employers, including Thor Trucking, Wallace Transportation, and Brown's Transportation Services. Local highways include I-80 and Shawville Highway.
Heavy truck drivers in this region tend to earn quite a bit more than light truck drivers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average salary of $39,520 per year for tractor-trailer drivers. Light truck drivers receive a median income of $23,590 (BLS, 2013).