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Are you looking for a career that will allow you to travel and see new places and meet new people; where the income, benefits and job security are excellent? Are you looking for a career where you are practically your own boss while on the road? The Truck Driver Training School could be the beginning to your achievement of these career goals.
Students will be introduced to the most up-to-date, effective, behind the wheel concepts and classroom instruction necessary to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws, and basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles are covered. Main focal points during the course will include preventive maintenance, highway safety and handling hazardous materials. Pre-trip inspections, keeping logbooks updated, and constant backing up and twisting and turning to maneuver the trucks will become habit.
PHCC and Southside Virginia Community College have partnered to offer the Truck Driver Training School in South Boston, Virginia. The program length is 6 weeks, and students receive approximately 240 hours of training. Classes are Monday through Thursday from 7 AM to 5 PM. The class day is structured very close to a normal workday.
Curriculum Requirements: Prospective students must be 18 years of age and pass a drug test and permit to being randomly tested for drugs and alcohol during the program.
Prospective students must provide copies of the following one week prior to the start date of the class:
1. A valid Virginia driver's license
2. A CDL-A learner's permit
3. Driving record
4. D.O.T. physical exam
Trucking companies are interested only in drivers with good driving records. DUI's, reckless driving, and too many speeding tickets are unacceptable. PHCC / SVCC will not require one, but the motor carrier will run a criminal background check on all prospective employees. Conviction of theft or use of drugs will probably prevent your being hired by a trucking company. We will try to answer any questions you might have concerning these matters.
FastForward Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) pays 2/3 of the cost of tuition: You pay 1/3 of tuition upon enrollment; the Commonwealth of Virginia pays 1/3 upon successful completion of the class; the final 1/3 is paid by the Commonwealth of Virginia when you earn the credential.
In addition to receiving grant funding, you may qualify for other funding assistance programs to receive additional tuition assistance.