Truck Driver Training Program

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.


Truck Driving Certificate Gainful Employment Information 2014-15

Your 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 4 weeks long.  Tuition is $3,750.  Workforce training classes have many options for financial assistance.  Please call for details.

Location Start Date End Date   Location Start Date End Date
2016        2016    
Pickett 5-Jul-16 2-Aug-16   South Boston 23-May-16 17-Jun-16
Pickett 8-Aug-16 8-Sep-16   South Boston 11-Jul-16 12-Aug-16
Pickett 26-Sep-16 27-Oct-16   South Boston 15-Aug-16 9-Sep-16
Pickett 14-Nov-16 15-Dec-16   South Boston 3-Oct-16 28-Oct-16
        South Boston  21-Nov-16  16-Dec-16
2017       2017    
Pickett 9-Jan-17 3-Feb-17   South Boston 16-Jan-17 10-Feb-17
Pickett 20-Feb-17 17-Mar-17   South Boston 27-Feb-17 24-Mar-17
Pickett 3-Apr-17 28-Apr-17   South Boston 10-Apr-17 5-May-17
Pickett 15-May-17 9-Jun-17   South Boston 22-May-17 16-Jun-17
Pickett 3-Jul-17 28-Jul-17   South Boston 10-Jul-17 4-Aug-17
Pickett 14-Aug-17 6-Sep-17   South Boston 21-Aug-17 15-Sep-17
Pickett 25-Sep-17 20-Oct-17   South Boston 2-Oct-17 27-Oct-17
Pickett 6-Nov-17 1-Dec-17   South Boston 13-Nov-17 8-Dec-17

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

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