With several of the country’s largest shipping and receiving ports in Savannah, there are career opportunities for commercial truck drivers. With a growing economy, more drivers will be needed to transport goods to keep up with consumer demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual wage for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was 40,260 in 2015.
Truck driving is one of many jobs in the industry. With a predicted 21% increase in positions during the next decade, the U.S. Department of Labor also notes great wage earning potential. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says base salaries start at almost $25K per year. Those owning their own vehicles can easily earn more than $57K annually before the mileage and cargo factors.
The department offers a number of scheduling and location options:
- Effingham Campus – The daytime class meets Monday through Thursday for 7.5 weeks and is offered twice per semester. The evening class meets Monday through Thursday for 15 weeks and is only offered once per semester.
- Liberty Campus – The daytime class meets Monday through Thursday for 7.5 weeks and is offered twice per semester.
- The weekend class meets Saturday and Sunday at, both, Effingham and Liberty Campuses for 15 weeks and is only offered during the fall and spring semesters.