Truck Driving

​Whether it’s over the road, local delivery, or driving a snow plow truck – truck drivers keep America rolling. Truck driving is the fastest growing and most in-demand sector of transportation and one of the most in-demand jobs in all industries. Find out more about truck driving careers, schools, educational resources, and more.

Heavy and Tractor- Trailer Truck Drivers

Transport goods around the country on trucks with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW).

State Median Salary

$22.09/HOUR

Future Outlook

4% GROWTH

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Operate machines that move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, construction site or similar location.

State Median Salary

$19.25/HOUR

Future Outlook

2.8% GROWTH

School Bus Drivers

Transport students or special-needs clients by bus.

State Median Salary

$16.70/HOUR

Future Outlook

2.6% GROWTH

Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers

Transport people by bus on regular routes.

State Median Salary

$17.80/HOUR

Future Outlook

5.7% GROWTH

Participating Colleges

Minnesota State has 25 colleges with transportation related program pathways. Below is the list of colleges that support these career pathways. Expand each one to see what each college offers!

Campus Location
1515 East 25th Street Hibbing, MN 55746
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Commercial Driver’s License
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Campus Location
1601 Jefferson Street Alexandria, MN 56308
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Professional Truck Driver (CERT)
  • Professional Truck Driver B-CDL (CERT)
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Campus Location
1300 E 145th Street Rosemount, MN 55068
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Anti-Jackknife
  • Class B CDL Truck and Bus Driver Training
  • CTOT Construction Truck Operator Training
  • Defensive Driving
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Campus Location
1515 East 25th St. Hibbing, MN 55746
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Professional Truck Driver (CERT)
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Campus Location
2101 Trinity Road Duluth, MN 55811
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Truck Driving (CERT)
  • Truck Driving – Advanced (CERT)
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Campus Location
1250 Homer Road Winona, MN 55987
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Truck Driving (CERT)
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Campus Location
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • CDL Class A
  • CDL Class B
  • CDL Safe Practices / Defensive Driving
  • CDL Refresher / Annual Training
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Campus Location
1001 Erie Rd Marshall, MN 56258
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Commercial Driver’s License 20-hour Permit Prep Course
  • Behind-The-Wheel-Customized Training
  • Commercial Vehicle Inspection Re-Certification
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Campus Location
2022 Central Ave NW East Grand Forks 56721
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Commercial Vehicle Operator (CERT)
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Campus Location
1501 Hwy 71 International Falls, MN 56649
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Commercial Truck Driving (CERT)
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Campus Location
2101 15th Ave NW Willmar, MN 56201
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
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Campus Location
Hutchinson Campus 2 Century Ave SE Hutchinson, MN 55350
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
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Campus Location
1900 8th Ave N.W. Austin, MN 55912
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Truck Driving (CERT)
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