Truck Driver Training


Sampson Community College offers an excellent Truck Driver Training Program that will afford students the opportunity to earn their Class A CDL. We are FMCSA Entry Level Driver Training compliant and are listed on the FMCSA Trainer Provider Registry. Our day class runs for 12 weeks and meets Monday through Friday from 8:00-6:00. Our weekend class runs for 16 weeks and meets Monday and Tuesday nights from 6:00-10:00 except for week one, which is Monday through Thursday from 6:00-10:00 for classroom theory. Weekend class meets Saturday and Sunday from 8:00-6:00 for range and road training. Both classes provide intensive classroom and vehicle training with safety being the central focus. Changing careers?  New in the workforce? This is a great opportunity to launch a new career and learn to drive and maneuver a tractor-trailer safely with the knowledge and experience of our trained instructors.

To register for Truck Driver Training courses, please contact our Workforce Development & Continuing Education division by phone at (910)592-7176 or by email at

Areas of Training Include:

  • Vehicle Inspections
  • General Operation & Maintenance
  • On the Road Driving
  • Backing and Maneuvering
  • Defensive Driving
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Trip Planning
  • Cargo Handling
  • Size & Weight Regulations
  • Hours of Service Rules
  • Accident Prevention

Qualification Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must pass a DOT physical
  • Must obtain a CDL Class “A” Learner’s Permit prior to class start from the state you are licensed in

What Employers Are Looking For In A Driver:

  • No “careless or reckless” violations in the last 2 years
  • No ‘hit and run” violations in the last 2 years
  • No “license suspensions” in the last 1 year
  • No “drug possession” charges in the last 2 years
  • No “DUI or DWI” in the last 5 years
  • No “felony convictions” in the last 5 years

Pre-Enrollment Eligibility Requirements/Fees:

Registration Fee: $180.00
Insurance: $0.60
Additional Required Fees: $225.00
** **includes cost for random drug test and maintenance fee

Books Purchased 1st Day of Class: $59.27
DOT Physical & Drug Screen: $80.00 (MedFirst Urgent Care)
CDL Permit Tests $40.00…CDL Permit $20.00 (DMV)
Estimated Total Cost of the Class: $543.43

Class “A” CDL Learner’s Permit study class: $70.00