TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING

COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE (CDL)

Companies are experiencing a shortage of drivers. Camp’s professional truck driving program consists of classroom instruction, various backing maneuvers, equipment and safety checks and on-the-road training. This comprehensive 160-hour program not only provides the skills you need, it also includes lifetime free job placement assistance to graduates and lifetime refresher training.

What is the employment outlook for a career in Commercial Driving?

Employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average of all occupations. As the economy grows, the demand for goods will increase and more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving. -Bureau of Labor Statistics

What credentials can I earn through Camp’s program?

Camp’s Truck Driver Training program prepares you for the CDL license test for either the CDL Class A or CDL Class B.

What is the difference between CDL Class A and CDL Class B?

CDL Class A, you can drive any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds or more if the vehicle(s) being towed has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 10,000 pounds. Vehicles in this class include Tractor-trailer, Truck and trailer combinations, and Tractor-trailer buses. If you hold a class A license and you have the correct endorsements, you may also operate vehicles listed in Class B.

CDL Class B, you can drive any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more. Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more towing another vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less. This class includes Straight trucks, Large buses, Segmented buses, Trucks towing vehicles with GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less.


CDL Class A

 Earning your Class A CDL can be the entryway to an entirely new career with higher pay and better benefits! With a CDL Class A license, you can drive any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds or more if the vehicle(s) being towed has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 10,000 pounds. Vehicles in this class include Tractor-trailer, Truck and trailer combinations, and Tractor-trailer buses. If you hold a class A license and you have the correct endorsements, you may also operate vehicles listed in Class B.

Associated Credential: Class A Commercial Driver’s License (160 hours) [40 classroom hours and 120 hands-on hours]

Dates/Times:

Week Day Program Mondays – Fridays 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Weekend Program Saturdays – Sundays 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
January 13 - February 7, 2020 February 22 – April 26, 2020*
Febrary 10 - March 6, 2020 May 2 – July 12, 2020
March 9 – April 3, 2020 July 18, – September 20, 2020*

*No classes April 11 and 12 (Easter) / ** May 10 (Mother’s Day) / **June 29 – July 5 (Summer Break)
Location: Hobbs Suffolk Campus, Room 117
CEU: 16 CEUs
Tuition: $4,500
WCG Price: $1500**

**based on WCG eligibility and funding availability.

*Must be 18 years or older, have a valid Virginia Driver’s License and provide a recent DMV driving record.

A prospective student must provide the following at start of class:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Have a valid Virginia Driver’s license
  • Provide a copy of his/her driving record

-CDL Learner’s Permit and DOT physical exam will be provided at the beginning of the program (cost not included in the tuition).

NOTE: Effective 11/15/19, due to the change in the federal Regulations all new and returning CDL students will be required to have a Federal D.O.T. drug test on file.

Camp requires a copy of the Federal DOT drug screen prior to enrolling into the class.

Students who are 18 years of age or older and has live in Virginia for 12 months or longer will have access to FastForward Workforce Credential Grants which will cover two-thirds of the $4,500 tuition cost.

Visit our Financial Assistance page for more information!

Professional Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver Training (Class A) Includes:

  • 160 Hours of Range, Road and Classroom Training
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Prepares the Student for an Entry-Level Professional Driving Position
  • CDL License Exam Training and Preparation
  • Full and part-time Class Schedules
  • Real World Immediate Hands-On Training
  • Includes Vehicle to Take DMV Test
  • Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
  • 98% Job Placement Rate

Truck Driver Registration Process
Thank you for your interest in the Truck Driver Training Program! We accept our students on a “first come/first in” basis and we will offer a seat to the first 10 individuals that:

  1. Complete our Non-Credit Application for Admission.
  2. Complete our WCG/FANTIC Application to determine grant, financial aid, and scholarship eligibility (found on our Financial Assistance page).
  3. Want a head-start? Obtain a copy of your current driving record (MVR) from DMV. Pick up the Commercial Driver’s License Manual the DMV. Click on our link “Study Guide for CDL Class” on our Truck Driver Training page for advice on the sections to study to prepare for the written tests.

Once we have offered you a seat in the first available class, you will be advised to submit to a DOT physical exam at your expense. The school makes arrangements with the DMV for final testing. Upon satisfactory completion, a certificate from Paul D. Camp Community College will be issued. The school has approximately 60 local and long distance carriers in need of graduates.


CDL Class B

Start a new and exciting career by earning your Class B CDL license and earn higher pay and better benefits! With a CDL Class B license, you can drive any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more. Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more towing another vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less. This class includes Straight trucks, Large buses, Segmented buses, Trucks towing vehicles with GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less.

Dates/Times:

Week Day Program Mondays – Fridays 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Weekend Program Saturdays – Sundays 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
January 13 - January 31, 2020 February 22 – April 19, 2020*
February 10 - February 28, 2020 May 2 – June 20, 2020**
March 9 - March 27, 2020 July 18 – September 6, 2020

*No classes April 11 and 12 (Easter) / ** May 10 (Mother’s Day)
Location: Paul D. Camp Community College Suffolk Hobbs Campus at 271 Kenyon Road in Suffolk, Virginia Cost: $3,300
WCG Price: $1100**
A prospective student must provide the following at start of class:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Have a valid Virginia Driver’s license
  • Provide a copy of his/her driving record

-CDL Learner’s Permit and DOT physical exam will be provided at the beginning of the program (cost not included in the tuition).
NOTE: Effective 11/15/19, due to the change in the federal Regulations all new and returning CDL students will be required to have a Federal D.O.T. drug test on file. Camp requires a copy of the Federal DOT drug screen prior to enrolling into the class. Hands-On Class B CDL Driving Instruction includes:

  • 120 hours of Range, Road and Classroom Training
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Prepares the Student for an Entry-Level Professional Driving Positions
  • CDL License Exam Training and Preparation
  • Full and part-time Class Schedules
  • Real World Immediate Hands-On Training
  • Includes Vehicle to Take DMV Test
  • Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
  • 98% Job Placement Rate

Truck Driver Registration Process

Thank you for your interest in the Truck Driver Training Program!

We accept our students on a “first come/first in” basis and we will offer a seat to the first 10 individuals that:

  1. Complete our Non-Credit Application for Admission.
  2. Complete our WCG/FANTIC Application to determine grant, financial aid, and scholarship eligibility (found on our Financial Assistance page).
  3. Want a head-start? Obtain a copy of your current driving record (MVR) from DMV. Pick up the Commercial Driver’s License Manual the DMV. Click on our link “Study Guide for CDL Class” on our Truck Driver Training page for advice on the sections to study to prepare for the written tests.

Once we have offered you a seat in the first available class, you will be advised to submit to a DOT physical exam at your expense.

The school makes arrangements with the DMV for final testing.

Upon satisfactory completion, a certificate from Paul D. Camp Community College will be issued. The school has approximately 60 local and long distance carriers in need of graduates.

**New grants and scholarships will cover most costs for eligible students! Visit Financial Assistance to learn more.

You can register and pay for your class at pdc.augusoft.net.

Registration Deadline for Non-credit Classes: Participants enrolling into a non-credit class must have all registration documents and tuition fees submitted by 4:00 p.m. two (2) business days prior to class start date.

For more information, please contact Workforce Development at workforce@pdc.edu or call 757.569.6050.