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Lord Fairfax Community College

173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645

(540) 277-9080 | Alt: (540) 868-7021 | Website

CDL A - Part Time, Weekend Option

With a national driver shortage of more than 200,000, trucking companies are hiring! Local, regional, and over-the-road companies are calling CDS for their graduates. Students hear from several trucking company recruiters while attending school, and most students have job offers before they graduate! Professional training and job placement assistance are available to students. With 16 years-plus of operation, our instructors have many years’ experience in trucking, with many of those years in truck-driving training and placement of new drivers.

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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