Are you ready to begin a new career that doesn't require years of school? To become a truck driver, you just need to attend a local truck driving course and learn how to drive a tractor-trailer. The city of Sierra Vista is home to one truck driving school: Cochise College.
Trucking programs that belong to a college may run slightly differently from the program at a dedicated truck driving school. You may spend one full semester in college, earning 12 credits in various trucking courses. However, you still get the same amount of time behind the wheel—in most cases, about 100 hours.
In Sierra Vista, there are about 46,000 residents. The cost of living is very low, especially for California. Local highways include Arizona State Route 92 and Highway 90. Major trucking employers in this area include Parrish Trucking, Norman Transportation, and Schilling Trucking.
In this region of Arizona, heavy truck drivers claim a median annual income of $32,880 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013). The average salary for a light truck driver is $27,820 (BLS, 2013).