Truck Driving

(567) 661-2689   |   truckdriving@owens.edu


Get on the road to a great paying career!

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Truck Driving

The Owens CDL Training Program is unique, unlike other programs, offering small classes, personal attention from instructors and affordable tuition. Licensed by the State of Ohio and taught by licensed instructors, the program provides rigorous training with 160 course hours – 40 in the classroom and 120 hours of hands-on training on the road in our big rigs!

This course is designed to provide you with the skills needed to become a Professional CDL Class A Truck Driver in one of the fastest growing industries in America.

FUNDING SOURCES AVAILABLE

Owens collaborates with a number of government-funded programs such as:

  • Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Harbor Career Connections (24 Years and Under) 
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)
  • Dislocated Worker Program
    • Laid-off workers find new job opportunities.
    • Individuals find careers in high demand occupations.
    • Provide workers with the tools necessary to advance their careers.

These programs provide qualified participants with some, or all, of the tuition costs, as well as other services and funds to assist in the pursuit of a new employment opportunity.

STUDENT LOANS

Many lenders know and understand the importance of the Trucking Industry to our economy. They offer a variety of private loans to cover the cost of Truck Driving Schools. A personal loan can be a great way to start your training, when the timing is right for you and get you on your way to a great career.  Ask us for more details.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Ohio = The Best State for Truck Drivers*!
Total Truck Driver Jobs: 15,146
Average Annual Salary $70,880
Lowest 10 percent Earn $47,000
Highest 10 percent Earn $105,000

* https://www.zippia.com/truck-driver-jobs/best-states/

The Owens Community College Truck Driving Program is one of the oldest and best-connected programs in the State of Ohio. What that means is, we have long-standing partnerships with the leading employers in the Trucking Industry. Recruiters routinely come to Owens to meet with our students near the completion of the course, to interview and hopefully hire our students as quickly as possible. They sometimes offer attractive sign-on bonuses!

Owens offers lifetime career assistance through our Workforce office, so we are here for you if you need us down the road.

Owens Student Class A CDL Training – Day Classes

Classes are four weeks long, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (567) 661-2689 for more information about dates.

2022 CDL Classes

  • November 28 – December 23 (FULL)

2023 CDL Classes

  • January 9 – February 6 (FULL)
  • February 13 – March 10 (FULL)
  • March 20 – April 14
  • April 24 – May 19
  • May 30 – June 27
  • July 10 – August 4
  • August 14 – September 11
  • September 18 – October 13
  • October 23 – November 20
  • November 27 – December 21

HazMat Entry-Level CDL Endorsement Training

This course will prepare participants for the CDL-A Hazmat Endorsement test. As of February 7, 2022, those who wish to obtain the CDL-A Hazmat Endorsement must complete a Hazmat Training course through a training provider on the Training Provider Registry through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Hazmat Endorsements are valid for 3 years.

Course topics include:

  • General knowledge of hazardous materials.
  • Security risks and threats.
  • Hazmat safety regulations.
  • Hazmat packaging and signage.
  • How to report a hazmat incident properly.
  • How to read and properly placard a load.
  • Shipping papers and how to handle them.

2022 Dates

  • July 23
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15