CDL Schools in Virginia (Top Programs Listed)

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CDL Schools in Virginia

There are a few industries across the US that are as large as the trucking one.

This means you won’t have problems finding a job as soon as you complete your training.

Trucking Schools in Virginia

Virginia has a good selection of training schools for those who want to train for the trucking industry.

The tuition is generally below $5,000 and those who qualify for a scholarship can get about $1600 as a grant to help them pay for their education.

School NameAddress
4CDL.com - RichmondChesterfield County Airpark 7734 Whitepine Road, North Chesterfield, Virginia 23237
4CDL.com - HamptonThomas Nelson Community College 4135 Ironbound Road, Second Floor Williamsburg, VA 23188
1st CDL Training Center of NOVA5716 Telegraph Road Alexandria, VA 22303
A Class Truck & Bus Driving9041 Mike Garcia Drive, Manassas, VA 20109, USA
A-1 CDL Driving School11301 Coles Dr., Manassas, VA 20112
AAA CDL School7223 Centreville Road (2nd floor), Manassas, VA 20111
Advanced Technology Institute5700 Southern Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Advanced Technology Institute994 Scott Street, Norfolk, VA 23502
Advanced Technology Institute1429 Miller Store Rd., Va. Beach, VA 23455
Alliance Tractor Trailer Training Center6283 Cove Rd, Wytheville, VA 24382, USA
Blue Ridge Community College Commercial Driving School1 College Lane Weyers Cave VA 22486
CDS Tractor Trailer Training6200 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodford, VA 22580
CDS Tractor Trailer Training3074 Colonial Avenue Southwest, Roanoke, VA 24015, USA
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College1000 Dabney Drive Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422
Germanna Community CollegeFredericksburg Area Campus 10000 Germanna Point Drive Fredericksburg, VA 22408
LFCC Workforce SolutionsCorron Community Development Center - CDS Office Room 104 173 Skirmisher Lane Middletown, VA 22645
Lido CDL School6118 Franconia Road, Suite 201A Alexandria, VA 22310
Millis Training Institute368 Friendly Rd., Ridgeway, VA 24148
Road Pro Commercial Truck Training Inc4228 Martinsburg Pike, Clearbrook, VA 22656
Road Pro Commercial Truck Training Inc900 VC Drive, Martinsville, VA 24114
Shipper's Choice of Virginia,9202 Manassas Dr, Manassas Park, VA 20111
Shipper's Choice of Virginia6163 Jefferson Ave. Suite C, Newport News, VA 23605
Shipper's Choice of Virginia1151 W Hundred Rd., Chester, VA 23836
South Virginia Community College1041 W 10th St., Blackstone, VA 23824
Southside Virginia Community College820 Bruce Street, South Boston, VA 24592
Swift Driving Academy2841 Charles City Rd, Richmond, VA 23231, USA
Tidewater Community College Truck Driver Training Program120 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23701
Tri-County Driving Academy1714 U.S. 19, Lebanon, VA
Wytheville Community College Truck Driving - MarionSummit Center for Higher Education 203 N. Church Street Marion, VA 24354
Wytheville Community College Truck Driving - GalaxCrossroads Institute 1117 East Stuart Drive Galax, VA 24333
Wytheville Community College Truck Driving - Wytheville1000 East Main Street Wytheville, VA 24382

Remember that the duration of your program has a direct impact on how much you’ll pay for your schooling.

The longest program duration is the one offering an Associates’s degree for those who want to work as diesel mechanics.

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This program lasts 2 years, though a shorter, 1-year certification is also available for this field.

Do know that most of these training schools can help with finding a position as well if you don’t feel confident enough.

The class size differs from school to school and across programs.

It’s best to go for the one offering the smaller or smallest class size as you can have more time to find answers to your questions.

For the truck driving classes, a smaller group means you get to drive for longer.

Truck drivers can receive one of these types of licenses:

  • Class A
  • Class B
  • Class C

Owning the Class A license means you can drive vehicles from the other classes as well.

With a Class B you can drive Class C, but not Class A.

However, those with a Class C license can’t drive Classes A or B.

Start Your New Career

You might decide if this path is right for you based on your income.

Whereas your salary will increase based on experience, you can still see what average truck drivers make per year in Virginia, in the table below.

Annual Salary Range:
$38K
$44K
$51K
10%
50%
90%
Annual Salary by Location:
LocationAvg. Annual Salary
Virginia Beach$42,359
Norfolk$41,721
Chesapeake$41,668
Arlington$49,036
Richmond$44,407
Newport News$41,508
Alexandria$49,036
Hampton$41,508
Roanoke$40,922
Portsmouth$41,721

You can find employment with various repair shops, leasing centers, or logistic companies, and not only.

The demand for truck drivers is expected to be 19% higher, while diesel mechanics should find 16% more jobs.

Conclusion

The Post and Courier recently said that many established trucking companies relocate to Virginia.

This means that this is the time to start your training for a new thriving career.

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