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Program Overview

The Truck Driver Training program prepares individuals to drive tractor-trailer rigs. This course teaches proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations, and the basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles. Upon successful completion, students are qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License exam and may become employable by commercial trucking firms or become owner operators and work as private contract haulers.

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates should qualify for employment for a variety of truck driving positions within the transportation industry.

Instructional Format: Highway driving training exercises and classroom lectures are used to develop the student’s knowledge and skills.

Program Contacts:

Forrest Lineberry

Executive Director - Workforce & Community Education

Workforce Certificate Courses

Truck Driver

TRA-3407 Truck Driver Training

Certification Testing: NCDMV Commercial Driver License

Learning Outcomes

The course is divided into 3 sections for the student to become proficient in the following topics:

  • Air Brake Training, Cargo Handling, Defensive Driving, Driver Qualification , Driver Wellness, Vehicle Control, and Loaded Trailers
  • Defensive Driving, Vehicle Inspection, Pre-trip Inspection, Proper Backing Techniques, Basic Vehicle Control, Coupling/Uncoupling, and Night Driving
  • Different Roads and Conditions, Observation of Highway Laws, Proper use of clutch and gears, Hours of Service and Map Reading, Proper use of clutch and gears, CDL Permit and Endorsement Instruction, Whistleblower Protection, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

Program Costs

Cost: $1881 plus associated books, tools, and supplies

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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