With several of the country’s largest shipping and receiving ports in Savannah, there are career opportunities for commercial truck drivers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual wage for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $41,340 in 2016 with truck drivers holding about 1.9 million jobs.
The Commercial Truck Driving certificate program provides basic training in the principles and skills of commercial truck operations. The program is based on the definition of a truck driver as one who operates a commercial motor vehicle of all different sizes and descriptions on all types of roads. At the completion of the program, the student is administered the Georgia CDL Skills Exam. The costs associated with the exam are a part of the program cost.