CDL Truck Driving

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Average Annual Wages, May 2020

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers’ license.

In May 2020, the average annual wages for heavy and tractor-trailer drivers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

All data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods


Warehousing and Storage


Truck Transportation


Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing


Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods


Centura College is committed to connecting communities and careers!

Our course prepares students to apply appropriate knowledge to successfully obtaining a Class “A” CDL operating license and relevant endorsement through the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The student will know and understand the efforts made by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration to help professional drivers remain safe and be aware of penalties for major violations of CDL guidelines.

Become familiar with the CDL exam, including familiarity with vehicle systems, control systems, and practice behind the wheel in preparation of the DMV written and practical examination for a class “A” license.

Industry-Focused Instruction

We meet with employers to assess industry needs. Our small class sizes and simulated work environments are a chance for you to learn and practice your new skills. You will train closely with our dedicated and experienced instructors.

We give you the knowledge you need to succeed

Our dedication to your education goes past enrollment. We offer career placement assistance to help you with your resume, job search, and interview prep.