Truck Driving Schools in Virginia (VA)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2011 Data, the job outlook for truck drivers over the next decade (between 2010 and 2020) is favorable. For classification purposes, the BLS distinguishes between heavy, or tractor-trailer, truck drivers and light, or delivery services, truck drivers. As of May 2011 (latest available data), Virginia heavy truck drivers earn a median wage of $17.81 per hour. This equates to earning a salary of $37,050 per year. Virginia light truck drivers earn a median wage of $16.45 per hour (salary of $34,220 per year). The first step to becoming one of the 59,000+ truck drivers in Virginia is to earn your commercial driver's license (CDL) and a truck driving school in Virginia will prepare you to achieve this goal.

Truck driving schools in Virginia are located throughout the state with hotspots in Virginia Beach, Roanoke, Manassas, Portsmouth, and Wytheville. Virginia truck driving schools may provide you with the training needed to obtain your CDL. Obtaining a CDL license in Virginia, applicants must be at least 18 years old and satisfy all requirements for a regular Virginia driver's license. To drive a commercial vehicle across state lines, transport hazardous materials, or haul a freight within the state, you must be at least 21 years old. CDL applicants must then pass a written knowledge exam and a skills test, which includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic control test, and an on-road driving test. Depending on the class of license and endorsements you need, other knowledge and skills tests may be required--for example, to drive a combination vehicle, a tanker truck or a truck with air brakes. Additional qualifications are also needed to transport passengers or to haul hazardous materials.

To locate a truck driving school in Virginia, browse the list of featured trucking schools below.

Learn more about Virginia CDL requirements.

List of Virginia Truck Schools

A-1 CDL Driving School

Address: 11301 Coles Drive, Manassas, VA 20112
Phone: (510) 783-6030

Blue Ridge Community College

Address: One College Lane, Weyers Cave, VA 24486
Phone: (540) 234-9261
Website: brcc.edu

CDS Tractor Trailer Training – Central Virginia Community College

Address: 3506 Wards Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Phone: (434) 832-6687
Website: cvcc.vccs.edu

CDS Tractor Trailer Training – Danville Area Community College

Address: 1008 S. Main Street, Danville, VA 24541
Phone: (800) 646-1510
Website: dacc.edu

CDS Tractor Trailer Training – Eastern Shore Community College

Address: 29300 Lankford Highway , Malfa, VA 23410
Phone: (800) 614-6500

CDS Tractor Trailer Training – Lord Fairfax Community College

Address: 173 Skirmisher Lane , Middletown, VA 22645
Phone: (844) 237-4235

CDS Tractor Trailer Training – New River Community College

Address: 5251 College Drive, Dublin, VA 24084
Phone: (540) 674-3686
Website: newriver.edu

CDS Tractor Trailer Training – Patrick Henry Community College

Address: 645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112
Phone: (800) 614-6500

CDS Tractor Trailer Training – Rappahannock Community College

Address: 52 Campus Drive Warsaw, Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: (800) 646-2374

CDS Tractor Trailer Training – Virginia Western Community College

Address: 3074 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24015
Phone: (540) 857-6188

CDS Tractor Trailer Training – Woodford

Address: 6200 Jefferson Davis Highway, Woodford, VA 22580
Phone: (540) 582-8200

Diesel Truck Driving School

Address: 147 Yuma Road, Weber City, VA 24290
Phone: (800) 332-7364

John Tyler Community College

Address: 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester, VA 23810
Phone: (888) 878-4235
Website: 4cdl.com

Professional Truck Driver Institute

Address: 555 E Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 647-7015
Website: ptdi.org

Road Pro Commercial Truck Training – Clearbrook

Address: 4228 Martinsburg Pike, Clearbrook, VA 22656
Phone: (540) 636-9397

Road Pro Commercial Truck Training – Martinsville

Address: 900 VC Drive, Martinsville, VA 24114
Phone: (276) 632-3410

Shippers’ Choice CDL Training – Manassas

Address: 9202 Manassas Drive, Manassas Park, VA 20111
Phone: (703) 330-1967

Shippers’ Choice CDL Training – Newport News

Address: 6163 Jefferson Avenue Suite C, Newport News, VA 23605
Phone: (757) 380-0247

Shippers’ Choice CDL Training – Richmond

Address: 1151 West Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23836
Phone: (804) 751-9090

Southside Virginia Community College

Address: 1041 W 10th Stree, Blackstone, VA 23847
Phone: (434) 949-1051
Website: southside.edu

Southside Virginia Education Center

Address: 1300 Greensville County Circle, Emporia, VA 23847
Phone: (434) 949-1063
Website: southside.edu

Swift Driving Academy – Richmond

Address: 2841 Charles City Road, Richmond, VA 23231
Phone: (804) 588-5274

Tidewater Community College

Address: 120 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23701
Phone: (757) 822-2428
Website: tcc.edu

Tri-County Driving Academy

Address: 1714 US Highway 19, Lebanon, VA 24266
Phone: (276) 794-7660

Virginia Western Community College

Address: 50 Claiborne Ave, Rocky Mount, VA 27803
Phone: (540) 857-6076

Virginia Western Community College

Address: 57 South Center Drive, Daleville, VA 24083
Phone: (540) 857-8922

Wytheville Community College Galax VA 24333

Address: Crossroads Institute 1117 East Stuart Dr, Galax, VA 24333
Phone: (276) 744-4974
Website: wcc.vccs.edu
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