Alaska Truck Driving Schools

Trucking companies are hiring in Alaska and there are plenty of trucking schools in Alaska that offer Class A CDL certification. Alaska truck drivers have an average annual salary of $59,840 according to the BLS, which is almost $13,000 higher than the national average salary of $46,850.

Find out the advantages of using a CDL school to receive your Class A CDL license and financial assistance options. Use our chart and map to find CDL schools near your location, and get started on a fulfilling and promising career in trucking.

Kenai Peninsula Driving Instruction LLC14896 Kenai Spur Hwy Suite 106A, Kenai, AK 99611907-690-3783
Center-Employment Education3207 International St # 2, Fairbanks, AK 99701907-479-8451
Dimond Tags & Titles135 W Dimond Blvd #118, Anchorage, AK 99515907-344-4414
Peak Oilfield Services Co2525 C St, Anchorage, AK 99503907-263-7000
Auto Tags & Titles3811 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517907-868-2050
Northern Industrial Training1740 Terrilou Ct, Palmer, AK 99645907-357-6400
Alaska Driving Academy44332 Sterling Hwy #16, Soldotna, AK 99669907-260-3900
Yuut Elitnaurviat - The People's Learning Center610 Akiak Dr, Bethel, AK 99559907-543-0999
Alaska Teamster - Employer Service Training Trust520 E 34th Ave STE 201, Anchorage, AK 99503907-278-3674
Alaska Safe Driver Academy LLC4000 W Dimond Blvd #220, Anchorage, AK 99502907-243-4400
Drivers' Educational School, Inc.4007 Old Seward Hwy Suite #350, Anchorage, AK 99503907-562-9821
Manny's Drivers Ed231 E Swanson Ave, Wasilla, AK 99654907-841-3639
Eagle River Driving School LLC12330 Old Glenn Hwy #2, Eagle River, AK 99577907-696-2886
W R Knudsen-Knudsen Trucking2131 Groshan Loop, Wasilla, AK 99654907-376-3707
Midnight Sun Transportation1054 N Bruiser Cir, Wasilla, AK 99654907-373-3511
Big Red Truck440 E Sage Rd, Wasilla, AK 99654907-841-2912
Manny's Drivers Education2835 Watergate Way, Kenai, AK 99611907-283-9518
Valley Auto TransportE Bogard Rd, Wasilla, AK 99654907-802-5771
Haz-Mat Transportation ServicesAnchorage, AK 99501907-278-7900
UMV - WasillaA-111, 1830 E Parks Hwy, Wasilla, AK 99654844-373-3681
Federal Motor Carrier Safety3601 C St # 260, Anchorage, AK 99503907-271-4068
STR Alaska Shop540 E Steel Loop, Palmer, AK 99645907-222-2750
Anchorage DMV3901 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99503907-269-5551

Why use a truck driving school?

People who are interested in becoming truck drivers typically have two options when it comes to obtaining their CDL Class A license: Receive training through a trucking company, or enroll in a CDL school.

When you receive training through a trucking company, the training is advertised as being free. However, you typically have to be employed by the company for a set period of time in order to receive CDL certification and your wages may be reduced in order to cover the cost of your training. Your career path is also somewhat predefined if you use a trucking company, while using a CDL school offers much more flexibility when it comes to career options after completion of training.

CDL schools are held to a high standard and have a structured system that ensure a high graduation and job placement rate. Many programs have fast-track options that allow you to complete training in three weeks or less. Many also allow you to take your time and complete training on weekends or at your own pace. CDL schools typically offer a mix of classroom and hands-on training. They provide you with the documents and study guides that you need to pass the written CDL exam while offering one-on-one training on a driving range and on the road that is necessary for you to demonstrate during your road test.

Financial Assistance

Many Alaska residents qualify for diesel technology scholarships that can be applied towards a CDL school. These include:

  • Tony Prockish Memorial Scholarship
  • Edward M. Peace Scholarship
  • Norbert Muller Scholarship

Your CDL school may also be able to provide details on additional state and federal scholarships that can help lower the total cost of tuition. Contact the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education to see if there are any scholarships, grants, or financial aid available that can be applied to an Alaska truck driving school.