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.
|4CDL.com - Richmond||Chesterfield County Airpark 7734 Whitepine Road, North Chesterfield, Virginia 23237|
|4CDL.com - Hampton||Thomas Nelson Community College 4135 Ironbound Road, Second Floor Williamsburg, VA 23188|
|1st CDL Training Center of NOVA||5716 Telegraph Road Alexandria, VA 22303|
|A Class Truck & Bus Driving||9041 Mike Garcia Drive, Manassas, VA 20109, USA|
|A-1 CDL Driving School||11301 Coles Dr., Manassas, VA 20112|
|AAA CDL School||7223 Centreville Road (2nd floor), Manassas, VA 20111|
|Advanced Technology Institute||5700 Southern Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462|
|Advanced Technology Institute||994 Scott Street, Norfolk, VA 23502|
|Advanced Technology Institute||1429 Miller Store Rd., Va. Beach, VA 23455|
|Alliance Tractor Trailer Training Center||6283 Cove Rd, Wytheville, VA 24382, USA|
|Blue Ridge Community College Commercial Driving School||1 College Lane Weyers Cave VA 22486|
|CDS Tractor Trailer Training||6200 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodford, VA 22580|
|CDS Tractor Trailer Training||3074 Colonial Avenue Southwest, Roanoke, VA 24015, USA|
|Dabney S. Lancaster Community College||1000 Dabney Drive Clifton Forge, Virginia 24422|
|Germanna Community College||Fredericksburg Area Campus 10000 Germanna Point Drive Fredericksburg, VA 22408|
|LFCC Workforce Solutions||Corron Community Development Center - CDS Office Room 104 173 Skirmisher Lane Middletown, VA 22645|
|Lido CDL School||6118 Franconia Road, Suite 201A Alexandria, VA 22310|
|Millis Training Institute||368 Friendly Rd., Ridgeway, VA 24148|
|Road Pro Commercial Truck Training Inc||4228 Martinsburg Pike, Clearbrook, VA 22656|
|Road Pro Commercial Truck Training Inc||900 VC Drive, Martinsville, VA 24114|
|Shipper's Choice of Virginia,||9202 Manassas Dr, Manassas Park, VA 20111|
|Shipper's Choice of Virginia||6163 Jefferson Ave. Suite C, Newport News, VA 23605|
|Shipper's Choice of Virginia||1151 W Hundred Rd., Chester, VA 23836|
|South Virginia Community College||1041 W 10th St., Blackstone, VA 23824|
|Southside Virginia Community College||820 Bruce Street, South Boston, VA 24592|
|Swift Driving Academy||2841 Charles City Rd, Richmond, VA 23231, USA|
|Tidewater Community College Truck Driver Training Program||120 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23701|
|Tri-County Driving Academy||1714 U.S. 19, Lebanon, VA|
|Wytheville Community College Truck Driving - Marion||Summit Center for Higher Education 203 N. Church Street Marion, VA 24354|
|Wytheville Community College Truck Driving - Galax||Crossroads Institute 1117 East Stuart Drive Galax, VA 24333|
|Wytheville Community College Truck Driving - Wytheville||1000 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.
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: Annual Salary by Location:
|Location||Avg. Annual Salary|
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.
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.