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Truck Driver Training


Sampson Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program is an excellent opportunity to earn a CDL through our 11-week class that meets Monday thru Friday, or our 23-week night/weekend class that meets on Monday thru Thursday nights, and one Saturday per month. Both classes provide 458 hours of intensive training in vehicle operation with safety being the central focus. 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: $62.12
DOT Physical & Drug Screen:  $80.00
Estimated Total Cost of the Class: $543.43

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