Enrolling in a trucking school to increase your potential to earn a good salary is always a helpful thing in the modern labor market.
New Jersey offers 9 major schools with a focus on trucking and diesel technology education.
Tuition can vary; while on average it can go as high as $12,000, numerous schools can significantly reduce tuition or even bring it down to zero for students of low-income status.
It is wise to make a long term education plan, especially if you plan to continue at a 4-year university after graduating from a trucking or diesel school.
Take notice: Ocean County Vocational-Technical School signed an agreement with Lincoln technical Institute, so it is possible to utilize education already obtained in Diesel Engine Technology program as college credit.
Tucking Schools in New Jersey: A Choice Among Many
There are numerous trucking schools in New Jersey; the choice is so wide that it is hard to make a fully exhaustive list.
We recommend: among many, look for a school that boasts small class size because there you will have a chance to learn the most!
Some such schools are Ocean County Vo-Tech School, Shore Tractor Trailer Training, Hamson Truck Driving School.
In such schools, you will have more practical experience, more direct communication with your teacher, and the program will be better tailored to your personal needs and talents.
Course duration is also a thing to consider: while 4-8 weeks may be enough to obtain a truck driving license, finishing a diesel program may ask you to stay for 1 or 2 years.
44 Top CDL Schools in New Jersey
|Atlas Driving School||68 Monroe St # 1, Newark, NJ 07105||973-589-6963|
|Bradway Trucking||1040 N Brewster Rd, Vineland, NJ 08361||856-692-1448|
|Burlington County Institute of Technology - Adult Education Division||695 Woodlane Rd, Westampton, NJ 08060||609-267-4226|
|E-Z Wheels Driving School||954 Main Ave, Passaic, NJ 07055||973-470-0190|
|E-Z Wheels Driving School||1518 Summit Ave, Union City, NJ 07087||201-864-3600|
|E-Z Wheels Driving School||171 New Brunswick Ave, Hopelawn, NJ 08861||732-376-9500|
|Europa Driving School Inc||89 Wilson Ave, Newark, NJ 07105, USA||973-589-3108|
|Express Driving School||430 Watchung Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060||908-561-4600|
|Express Driving School||13 Frank E Rodgers Blvd, Harrison, NJ 07029||973-484-9144|
|Felito Driving School||2165 Morris Ave Ste 21, Union, NJ 07083||908-687-0100|
|Cumberland County College Commercial Driving School||1040 N. Brewster Road, Vineland, NJ 8361||856-692-1448|
|Cumberland County Vocational School||601 Bridgeton Ave., Bridgeton, NJ 8302||856-451-9000|
|Gloucester County College Division of Continuing Education||1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080||856-468-5000|
|Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey - Stratford||222 White Horse Pike Ste G., Stratford, NJ 08084||856-566-5375|
|Ideal Driving School||1151 Main Ave., Clifton, NJ 07011||973-773-4030|
|Ideal Driving School||2811 Bergenline Ave., Union City, NJ 07087||201-617-9404|
|Ideal Driving School||279 New Brunswick Ave., Fords, NJ 08863||732-661-9401|
|Jersey Tractor Trailer Training||1275 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst, NJ 07071||201-460-0875|
|Joseph's Truck Bus & Tractor Trailer Driving School||1215 Liberty Ave., Hillside, NJ 07205||973-375-3965 609-877-3800|
|Jumbool Driving School||379 Somerset Street, North Plainfield, NJ 07060||908-769-6556|
|Jumbool Driving School||81 Bassett Highway Suite 1, Dover, NJ 07801||973-366-1606|
|K & M Driving School||350 Broadway Ste B, Bayonne, NJ 07002||201-823-4442|
|K & M Driving School||220 Belmont Ave., Haledon, NJ 07508||973-720-9268|
|Lincoln Technical Institute||901 Hadley Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07080||908-756-7155|
|Master Driving School||12 W Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07505||973 977-9926|
|Master Driving School||114 Hackensack St., East Rutherford, NJ 07073||201 804 0300|
|Middlesex County College - CDL Training||2600 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, NJ 08818||732-548-6000|
|Mr Driving School||540 Bound Brook Rd Ste 4, Middlesex, NJ 08846||732-926-1340|
|North Avenue Driving School||178 Bloomfield Ave., Newark, NJ 07104||973-483-7833|
|North Avenue Driving School||1038 North Ave., Elizabeth, NJ 07202||908-355-0004|
|OCNJ Driving School||120 Arlington Ave., Bloomfield, NJ 07003||973-429-5500|
|OCNJ Driving School||391 Lakeside Ave., Orange, NJ 07050||973-672-5800|
|OCNJ Driving School||123 Cleveland St., Orange, NJ 07050||973-678-7778|
|Providence Driving School||340 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002||201-823-0200|
|Raritan Valley Community College Continuing Education||Route 28 & Lamington Rd., Somerville, NJ 08876||908-218-8874|
|Shore Tractor Trailer Training||1420 S New Rd., Pleasantville, NJ 08232||609-641-9398|
|Shore Tractor Trailer Training||2834 Lacey Rd., Forked River, NJ 08731||609-693-3312|
|Smith & Solomon Training Solutions||402 Rising Sun Rd., Bordentown, NJ 08505||609-291-0354|
|Smith & Solomon Training Solutions||1701 Lower Rd., Linden, NJ 07036||908-474-1589|
|Smith & Solomon Training Solutions||730 Airport Rd., Lakewood, NJ 08701||732-987-5812|
|Smith & Solomon Training Solutions||170 Benigno Blvd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031||856-661-0400|
|Superior Tractor Trailer Training||121 South Main Street, Pleasantville, NJ 08232, USA||609-383-2500|
|Superior Tractor Trailer Training||1256 Indian Head Road, Toms River, NJ 08753||732-505-9470|
|Winsor's Tractor Trailer Driving School||3106 S Wood Ave., Linden, NJ 07036||908-862-3252|
At a Glance: Trucking Schools in New Jersey
|Average Acceptance Rate:||43%|
|Average Tuition Cost:||$11,407|
|Average Loan Amount:||$6,099|
|Average Scholarship Award:||$4,234|
|Average Classroom Size:||19 Students|
Trucking Employment Opportunities in New Jersey
Truck dealerships, trucking companies, and repair shops all offer employment to successful graduates of mentioned education programs.
New Jersey includes C.R. England, CORT, and A&R Transport are just some of the larger employers, with so many other smaller companies ready to offer a job.
With a strong job outlook (even above average national percentages), there is no reason to fear unemployment; according to O*Net, there will be 15% more demand for truck drivers, with an increase of 8% for diesel technicians, in the 2012 – 2022 period.
Salary and Experience: Closely Connected
Your experience level is one of the main factors determining your salary in the trucking business in New Jersey.
With the average salary at $48,923, it can go all the way up to $56698 for experienced truckers.
You may be content with a lower salary immediately after finishing education, knowing that it can only rise as you get more proficient in doing your job.
In the following graphical overview, you can see data we collected to present you with an overview of earning expectations; also, the data is organized per city.Annual Salary Range:
Average Salaries of Truck Drivers in New Jersey