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Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training, “Class A” and “Class B”

Northern Virginia Community College, in collaboration with 1st CDL Training Center of Northern Virginia, is offering Commercial Driver’s License training for “Class A” and “Class B” licenses.

cdl A The CDL “Class A” training program is 160 hours (40 hours of classroom and 120 hours of in-vehicle and behind the wheel training). A “Class A” license is required to drive a tractor-trailer rig.

Dump TruckThe CDL “Class B” training program is 120 hours (40 hours of classroom and 80 hours of in-vehicle and behind the wheel training). A “Class B” is required to drive straight trucks, large buses, segmented buses, and trucks towing vehicles with GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less.

Once enrolled, the student will be expected to obtain a DOT (Dept. of Transportation) physical card, and a learner’s permit from the DMV (Dept. of Motor Vehicles).

Career Outlook

Over the 6-month period between May and October, 2015, there were 7,095 job openings posted for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers within a 20-mile radius from Manassas, VA, and only 62 active candidates. 

Employment of Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers in the same area is projected to grow 5 percent from 2015 to 2020.  CDL drivers with up-to-date training should have good employment opportunities.

[Source: CareerBuilder Supply & Demand and EMSI.]

Career Earnings

The average annual entry-level pay rate for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (Class A License) in the Northern Virginia area ranges from $35,000 to $42,000.

New, entry-level “Class B” CDL drivers in Northern Virginia earn $16.00-$18.00 per hour during the first year! 

[Source: CareerBuilder Supply & Demand and Virginia LMI.com]


For more information contact: James Fabian, jfabian@nvcc.edu

To register, go to: www.nvcc.edu/workforce      

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