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Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College

316 Eastern Dr, Moorefield, WV 26836

(304) 434-8000 | Alt: (877) 982-2322 | Website

Truck Driving/CDL Program

Career Training in the Transportation Industry

Eastern's truck driving program offers career training in the road transportation industry. The program provides up to 160 hours of instruction, including at least two weeks of on-the-road training in a big rig, and prepares trainees to pass West Virginia's CDL Learner's Permit and the state's CDL Licensing exams.

Program graduates qualify for entry-level employment immediately upon obtaining their Class A CDL.

he Program

Students receive a total of 160 hours of instruction, divided into two units (2 weeks each):

Component 1: Classroom Theory and Application (Up to 80 Hours as needed)

Component 1 introduces students to the most important and essential concepts for professional truck drivers:

securing cargo

transporting hazardous materials

regulations affecting the industry

inspection

repair & maintenance

map reading & trip planning

defensive driving

logbook entries.

Component 2: Road/Range Skills (80+ Hours)

Component 2 gives learners the opportunity for hands-on practice of essential tractor-trailer road driving skills, including these and other techniques and maneuvers:

basic control skills

road driving skills

pre-trip inspections

straight line & serpentine backing skills

coupling & uncoupling skills

driving on two-lane & four-lane highways, interstates (Corridor H), city streets & rural roads

fuel conservation methods

truck parking

Financial Aid

Many students can qualify for financial assistance in the form of state grants through the Workforce Development.

About Eastern

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Choose Eastern for a hands on learning experiences in state of the art classrooms and lab spaces. We offer personalized attention to your educational goals and custom solutions to workforce training needs that are unmatched in our region.


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