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Central Virginia Community College

3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502

(434) 832-7607 | Alt: (800) 562-3060 | Website

Commercial Driver's License Training (CDL)

CDL truckers are in high demand, and the demand is growing. A simple search for CDL jobs in your area will yield thousands of job opportunities. Even better, CDL truckers are in such demand that employers are raising the bar with signing bonuses and great benefits!

If you love the open road, earning your CDL may be a lucrative career option for you! To qualify for Commercial Driver's License Training (CDL) through CVCC Workforce, drivers must pass a DOT physical and drug screening. We offer full- or part-time training options at facilities located in Roanoke, Virginia. First year drivers can earn $38,000-$45,000. Class starts are available bi-weekly! Applications are accepted on an on-going basis throughout the year, and you may be able to obtain your CDL in as few as 20 days!

CVCC Workforce CDL classes are conducted in partnership with CDS Tractor Trailer Training.

Central Virginia Community College, a two-year institution established as a member of the Virginia Community College System, provides State-supported educational facilities beyond the high school level for the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell. The curricula and programs of the College serve more than 228,000 people within this geographical jurisdiction.

With academic excellence as its aim in all areas, the College offers various programs to meet the diverse needs of the region it serves. Its two-year college transfer programs in arts and sciences and in certain pre-professional areas lead to associate degrees and offer courses generally acceptable for transfer to four-year institutions. Its occupational and technical programs lead to diplomas, certificates, or associate of applied science degrees and are designed to prepare individuals for certain professions. Its other programs, including developmental work, special training for industry, and community service, offer instruction commensurate with the needs of individuals, groups or the general public.

The College, in seeking to accomplish its purposes, operates in accordance with the policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and with the advice and support of a local community college board comprised of representatives of the cities and counties within the school's jurisdiction. Though supported primarily by State funds, the College is partially financed by contributions from area governments, the Federal Government, businesses, individuals, and student tuition.

Central Virginia Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500, or visit www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Central Virginia Community College. The Commission on Colleges should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the college's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Central Virginia Community College and not the Commission's office.

CDS Truck Driver Training

CDS Tractor Trailer Training has been training truck drivers for nearly two decades. Providing CDL Training services at ten community colleges throughout Virginia, CDS offers a high-quality CDL training experience. The school staff and instructors each have several years of experience in the trucking industry. CDS is committed to providing professional, safety-conscious Commercial Driver’s License Training and job placement assistance to every student. CDS offers the following driver training programs:

Class A CDL Training

Class B CDL Training

CDL Refresher Courses

40-Hour DMV Training

Individualized Company Training

CDL training at CDS consists of classroom instruction, driving range skills development, and street driving experience. CDL student drivers at CDS enjoy a hands-on approach to CDL training along with small classroom sizes. CDS utilizes industry-standard 10-speed transmissions and 48’ or 53’ trailers at all truck driving school locations. Students train in small groups to ensure proper training and instruction for a balanced student to instructor ratio.

The demand has never been greater for well-trained, safety-conscious professional truck drivers! Our truck driving training graduates are highly sought after by trucking companies. CDS Tractor Trailer Training proudly offers career assistance to help students find the best job opportunities. With on-site recruiter visits, the CDS Job Placement department helps students engage with local, regional, and national trucking companies. In fact, it’s common for CDS students to receive multiple job offers before graduation.

ABOUT CDS TRACTOR TRAILER TRAINING

Why CDS is the CDL Training School for You

CDS Tractor Trailer Training has been training the nation’s truck drivers since 1999. With multiple locations throughout Virginia, CDS Tractor Trailer Training is the region’s fastest-growing professional driver training school with four training centers and providing the CDL training for 10 Virginia Community Colleges. Simply put, we provide the best quality training at the most affordable cost. As a result of our quality training, dozens of local, regional and national truck companies hire our graduates.

Truck driver training begins in a classroom setting where students learn the basics of equipment, rules of the road, state and federal regulations, as well as vehicle inspection training. Instruction in the classroom is to help prepare students for the exams and begin understanding the required knowledge needed to become a Commercial Licensed Driver. Students will then be asked to complete their CDL permit test. This is a written exam conducted by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

Truck driver training begins in a classroom setting where students learn the basics of equipment, rules of the road, state and federal regulations, as well as vehicle inspection training. Instruction in the classroom is to help prepare students for the exams and begin understanding the required knowledge needed to become a Commercial Licensed Driver. Students will then be asked to complete their CDL permit test. This is a written exam conducted by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

The classroom setting leads to behind-the-wheel training in the yard where students apply their knowledge from the classroom to the vehicle in practicing backing skills required for the CDL skills test. CDS also has a truck driving simulator that provides the student safe and step-by-step training on shifting before beginning the road training. Students enter road training in a safe setting and progress to city driving as their skills progress. The educational learning comes in a step-by-step process to help all students see the details and essential skills that needed to become a commercial driver.

CDS Tractor Trailer Training’s goal with every student is to provide professional training in a format that makes it possible to earn a Commercial Driver’s License and enter the workforce as a truck or bus driver.

With a nationwide shortage of truck drivers, there has never been a better time to begin your truck driving career! Major carriers are actively seeking out our graduates for hire! Our students are employable, and most students have job offers waiting by the time they graduate. CDS Tractor Trailer Training graduates are able to start their careers within days of completion of our CDL Training Programs! We want you to join our well-connected community to begin a new career in trucking or take your current trucking career to the next level.


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