Truck Driving Graduate Seeing America Through A Windshield

Mr. & Ms. BagwellSince graduating from the SVCC Truck Driver Training School last year, Mary Bagwell has accumulated 250,000 miles as one part of Team Bagwell driving for Abilene Motor Express of Richmond, Virginia.  Having ridden with her truck driving husband, Kris, for many years and been encouraged to drive also, she signed up for the SVCC School located at Pickett Park.

“I was very nervous, but Duncan, Doug and Willie quickly made me feel at ease.  In fact, I was the first one in my class to drive off-base onto Highway 460, “ Mary said.

Since then, together they have driven coast-to-coast many times, in most of the lower 48 states, experienced sunrises and sunsets and spent holidays in different places.  Last new year’s eve, the two were together in San Francisco, California, having dinner on the wharf looking at Alcatraz across the bay. 

“We have driven through rainstorms, snowstorms, very dense fog and dust storms,” she notes.

When her husband, who went to truck driving school in Texas, began driving for Abilene, Mary was encouraged to become a driver.  She said she had heard of the SVCC school and that it was also recommended by people at Abilene.

Making a living, sightseeing, spending time with her spouse, all these add up to a great and exciting career.

“At SVCC, the instructors are very thorough.  The school ensured that I was competent and knowledgeable before we could even test with DMV.  This is a great trucking school and I recommend it very highly,” Mary said.

In September, there are numerous opportunities for you to attend truck driving school.   SVCC is offering a night class from   5 to 10 p.m. in Emporia, Virginia beginning September 4, 2014.  Classes at Pickett Park begin September 8 and run from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and the South Boston site classes start September 15, 2014 and also run during the day.

Are you ready to see America while making a living?  For more information, contact Duncan Quicke at 434-292-3101 or visit the college website at

Burkeville, Virginia is home base for the Bagwell’s.