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 – 5:00 pm Weekend Program Saturdays – Sundays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
TBA July 18 - September 20, 2020

Location: Hobbs Suffolk Campus, Room 117
CEU: 16 CEUs
Tuition: $4,500
Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) Price: $1500**

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

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 – 5:00 pm Weekend Program Saturdays – Sundays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
TBA July 18 - September 6, 2020

Location: Paul D. Camp Community College Suffolk Hobbs Campus at 271 Kenyon Road in Suffolk, Virginia
Cost: $3,300
Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) Price: $1100**

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

Prospective students must provide the following prior to registration

  • Proof of age *Must be 18 years or older
  • Copy of valid Virginia Driver’s License
  • Copy of DMV driving record
  • Copy of CDL Learner’s Permit
  • DOT Physical Exam
  • Federal DOT drug screen

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.

Visit Financial Assistance to learn about available grants and scholarships for eligible students.

Visit Workforce Registration to apply for grants, register, and pay for your class.

Registration Deadline for Non-credit Classes: All registration documents must be submitted by 4:00PM one (1) week prior to class start date.  Payments must be submitted by 4:00PM three (3) business days prior to class start date.

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