Tidewater Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program offers classes that cover Department of Transportation rules and regulations, defensive driving, maintenance, hazardous material and highway and city driving.
Within the Truck Driving Program,there are a number of courses to give you a well-rounded understanding of the job and industry.
Day Classes: Monday through Thursday, 7am-2pm
Night Classes: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00pm-11pm
Estimated Program cost: $2,965.60 (not including textbooks and supplies) *Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.
The Tractor Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook, Driver's Daily Log, Hazardous Materials, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations are approximately $65. Students are required to purchase a yellow DOT safety vest, available at the Barnes & Noble at TCC bookstore in MacArthur Center, Norfolk.
Tidewater offers a lot of information and resources for financial aid. Between grants, loans, and scholarships, you can find all the information you need here.
At TCC, The Center for Military and Veterans Education (CMVE) strives to meet the unique needs of military families and veterans. From continuing education programs to workforce training initiatives, they will help you seek the future you want.
Tidewater Community College
7000 College Drive
Suffolk, VA 23435
Did you know there are also paid CDL training programs available? These are truck driving schools which are owned and operated by trucking companies. They're also known as company-sponsored CDL training programs. These programs can often turn out to be free CDL training! Check out that link to learn more.
Independent truck driving schools and company-sponsored schools are both worthy of consideration and are covered thoroughly in our truck driver's career guide.
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