Does job stability, good pay, great benefits, schedule
flexibility, and the ability to travel appeal to you? If so, you
might be a great candidate for training to be a professional truck
driver. Obtaining a commercial driver's license, along with
specialized training, will make you a valuable employee for any of
the many organizations around the Triad who hire full-time drivers.
If you want to own your own business, this training will provide
that option as well. Or if you work for a local company, the cost
of your training may be refunded by your future employer!
Students complete 384 hours of classroom and behind-the-wheel
instruction, and both the part-time evening and weekend class and
the full-time day classes are located on the Davie Campus of
Davidson County Community College. With tuition and fees 2013 Cost
estimate $1200.00 for in-state tuition., the affordability and
opportunity for quick, stable job placements appeal to men and
women of various ages from all walks of life. Starting pay is
approximately $40,000 annually, ranging to about $60,000 after a
few years of experience. There is usually a 100 percent job
placement rate for truck driving graduates, and recruiters visit
DCCC students toward the end of their program to assist with job
Trucking companies competing for drivers sometimes offer
training perks such as signing bonuses or opportunities to purchase
or lease new trucks if they want to start their own businesses.
Drivers who do not purchase or lease their own 18-wheeler rigs work
for freight hauling businesses as company drivers. They can choose
to take local trips and come home each evening, or they can drive
long-haul, with runs that last anywhere from two days to two
For more information about enrolling in the DCCC truck driving
class, contact Davie Campus at 336-751-2885
* Students must earn a Career Readiness Certificate by
the end of course training.