Truck Driving Training
Your Road to Success...Let us Lead the Way
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 at SVCC could be the beginning to your achievement of these career goals.
Main focal points during the course will include preventive maintenance, highway safety and handling hazardous materials. A good attitude is the key to successfully understanding the elements of these very important topics in the trucking industry. Bring a good attitude and you will probably leave with a better one.
The training school length is 4 weeks with locations at Fort Pickett in Blackstone, Virginia and South Boston, Virginia and Emporia, VA. Students receive approximately 160 hours of training The class day is structured very close to a normal workday. Pre-trip inspections, keeping logbooks updated, and constant backing up and twisting and turning to maneuver the trucks will become habit.
Road to Success...Let us Lead the Way
A prospective student must provide the following one week prior to the start of class:
- Be 18 years of age
- Have a valid Virginia Driver's license
- Provide the school with a copy of his/her driving record
- Pass a D.O.T Physical exam
- Pass a drug test and permit to being randomly tested for drugs and alcohol during the program
- Must have CDL-A learner's permit
Trucking companies are interested only in drivers with good driving records. DUI's, reckless driving, and too many speeding tickets are unacceptable. 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
For more information on this career opportunity, contact Duncan Quicke at (434) 292-1650 or (434) 575-8388
Truck Driver Training School 2016-17 Schedule - Summer classes will be NON-CREDIT and 6 weeks long. Tuition is $4,500. Workforce training classes have options for financial assistance. Please call for details. 434-292-1650 or 434-575-8388
|2017||Start Date||End Date||2017||Start Date||End Date|
|Emporia||May 8||June 15||South Boston||January 23||March 2|
|Emporia||July 17||August 24||South Boston||March 20||April 27|
|Pickett - Blackstone||January 16||February 23||South Boston||May 15||June 22|
|Pickett - Blackstone||March 13||April 20||South Boston||July 24||August 31|
|Pickett - Blackstone||September 11||October 19||South Boston||September 18||October 26|
|Pickett - Blackstone||November 6||December 14||South Boston||November 13||December 21|
This schedule is subject to change.
For more information on this career opportunity, contact Duncan Quicke at 434.292.1650 or Detra Carr in South Boston at 434.575.8388