Wyoming Truck Driving Schools



Salary & Career Information

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average truck driving careers in Wyoming earn drivers an annual salary of about $43,270. This is a high salary in comparison to the average for truckers across the nation. You may also be able to enjoy a higher salary depending on the industry that you work in.

The Bureau also reports an estimated growth of 21 percent to take place over the next ten years for trucking careers in the U.S. This means you can look forward to a lot of job stability. With so many opportunities afforded to you, you can find one that is personalized towards your needs and wants.

Many of the industries vary, which means itís a good idea to see how much they vary. What you haul, what your hours are and what you are paid can be different, so you will want to learn about the benefits of each industry prior to making a decision about your career path.

Starting a Truck Driving Career

When you start a trucking career in Wyoming, you will want to see about the different industries to see which has the best schedule. If you want to work close to home, you may be able to do that; if you would rather stay on the roads more, you can do that as well.

To earn more, you will want to consider testing for different endorsements. Even if you donít drive a truck with air brakes now, it may benefit you to have the endorsement because you never know when such an opportunity will present itself.

Laws & Regulations to be Aware Of

The regulations behind obtaining a CDL in Wyoming are straight forward. You need to be at least 18, have a valid Wyoming driverís license and pass a three-part test. You can choose to add additional endorsements to your license, which will each require an exam fee and an exam. If you want the HAZMAT endorsement, the TSA has to conduct a background check on you as well.

You will find yourself driving in conditions of snow and ice throughout the winter. There are several laws in regards to snow tires and chains to be aware of. You should always have chains on your truck in case an emergency is issued by the state, requiring chains to access certain roads. Any time where there is a skid risk, you can have snow tires.

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Please consult our Wyoming CDL Training Requirements page to find out what will be covered on your CDL exam upon graduation.


Wyoming CDL Requirements

Have you ever wanted to be a commercial driver in the state of Wyoming? Knowing how to obtain, renew and keep your CDL license will provide that opportunity for you. Here are some things to keep in mind to successfully get your license.

Federal Guidelines

There are some national guidelines that drivers in Wyoming must adhere to. These rules are:

  • You Must Be 21 Years Of Age To Drive In Other States

  • Drivers Must Surrender Any Other License To Drive That They Currently Have

  • Background Checks Are Done On All Drivers Who Want To Transport Hazardous Materials


Applying For Your Wyoming License

You must present a birth certificate as well as a valid social security number to apply for your license. The next step is to pass a written exam as well as a road test. There are no training standards prior to taking your test. Drivers must also pass a medical exam and pay a $25 fee to get the license. Passing of the CDLIS and NDR tests are required before a license is granted.

Renewal Guidelines In Wyoming

Your CDL license is valid for four years. Most drivers will get a renewal notice within 120 days of the license expiring. Drivers who are still under 21 will not get a notice until 90 days before their license expires. Drivers in Wyoming have the option of renewing in person or by mail. However, you are only allowed to renew by mail once every eight years. Therefore, you must apply in person at least every other renewal cycle.

Applying For And Renewing Hazardous Materials Endorsement

Drivers may not renew their hazardous materials endorsement by mail. Drivers must submit to fingerprinting. Two forms of ID must be shown at the time of application or renewal. A full background check will be done to ensure that the driver is not a safety threat. Anyone who has been convicted of a felony, is mentally unstable or is no longer a resident of the United States will not be granted this endorsement.

Make sure that you have all of your paperwork and tests completed before applying for your license. Remember to keep your license on you at all times and always keep your address updated. Failure to do so could lead to loss of your license.

SAGE Truck Driving School
2368 Oil Drive
Casper, WY 82604

SAGE Truck Driving School
1707 E. Fox Farm Road
Cheyenne, WY 82007

Mountain West CDS at LCCC
1400 E. College Dr.
Cheyenne, WY 82007