Virginia Trucking Schools and Programs

Virginia has beaches, mountains and metropolitan cities to explore. When you look into truck driving careers in Virginia, you can see all of these and much more. Many industries in the state need truck drivers, giving you a number of opportunities to take advantage of throughout your career.

To apply for a new commercial driver’s license (CDL) from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, you must be at least 18 years old and satisfy all the requirements for a regular Virginia driver’s license. To drive a commercial vehicle across state lines, transport hazardous materials, or haul interstate freight within the state, you must be at least 21 years old.

Many people across the state of Virginia have the desire to obtain a Class A commercial drivers license. This drivers license will enable you to pursue a range of career options as a truck driver. The Class A license in Virginia allows drivers to operate large vehicles that weigh in excess of 26,000 pounds. This weight requirement is the same in Virginia as it is throughout the United States. Before you can obtain this license and begin working in your new career as a truck driver, however, you must first become familiar with the CDL manual. The state requires all drivers to show proof that they have passed an approved CDL driver’s education course. Reading through the manual and taking an approved course can provide you with the information you need to pass the state’s general knowledge exam for the CDL instructional permit.

Drivers must hold a commercial drivers license instructional permit for at least 30 days before signing up to take the road skills test to obtain a full CDL. To obtain this instructional permit, you must pass a general knowledge exam that is based on the CDL manual and that is offered by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

After the 30 day period with the instructional permit has passed, a driver may apply for the commercial drivers license exam at the DMV’s office. Before taking the exam, drivers may provide proof that they are a legal resident of Virginia, one to two forms of proof of identification and a Social Security card. Keep in mind that only drivers over the age of 21 may apply for a full CDL that allows you to travel across state lines. You may obtain an intrastate CDL that allows you travel only within the state once you reach the age of 18. Before your application for a CDL can be approved, you also must pass a health exam, or you must certify that you are not required by federal and state regulations to pass a health exam.

If you have the desire to obtain your Class A commercial drivers license in Virginia, you should consider getting started completing the first step of the process. You can sign up for a CDL driver’s education course today and begin studying the CDL manual. This is the first step toward obtaining a CDL that can open the doors of many different career opportunities for you.

P. O. Box 59
Ladysmith, VA 22501

18259 Green Rd./59 Alliance Dr.
Rutherglen, VA 22546

P. O. Box 804
Wytheville, VA 24382

Blue Ridge CC Truck Driver Training
1 College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 22486

CDS Tractor Trailer Training
6200 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Woodford, VA 22580

Diesel Truck Driving School
147 Yuma Rd.
Weber City, VA 24290

John Tyler Community College
13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester , VA 23831

R & O Truck Driver Training
P. O. Box 31
Duffield, VA 24244

Southside Virginia Truck Driving School
South Boston, VA 24592

So. Virginia CC Truck Driver Training School
Ft. Picket Center
Blackstone, Va 23824

The CDI Academy
11111 Industrial Rd. Ste C
Manassas, VA 20109

Tidewater CC Truck Driver Training
7000 College Dr.
Portsmouth, VA 23703

Tri-County Driving Academy
US Rt. 19
Hansonville, VA 24266

Virginia Western Community College
3095 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24018

Wytheville Community College
Crossroads Institute 1117 East Stuart Dr.
Galax, VA 24333