The city of Elmwood Park is home to one truck driving school: Bulldog Driving School, Inc. In six to eight weeks, you can complete your Class A driver's training and earn your commercial driver's license. Driving school is a full-time commitment, so you should plan on being in school for 30 to 40 hours per week.
There are several ways that you can pay for your trucking education. You may be able to apply for local scholarships or grants. In addition, many trucking employers reimburse you for your educational costs if you agree to work for them for a set amount of time.
A city of almost 25,000 people, Elmwood Park is near many highways, including I-90 and U.S. Route 12. There are many large trucking employers, including Morelia Express, Clirim Dule, and Avalanche Express. As a result, there are many career opportunities for new and seasoned truck drivers.
Those that decide to drive tractor-trailers or heavy trucks in the Elmwood Park area earn an average of $48,020 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013). Light truck drivers in this area have an average annual income of $38,350 (BLS, 2013).