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Ten things to know about TCC’s Truck Driving program

TCC truck at the Workforce Solutions site in Suffolk.

Why sit behind a desk when you can sit behind the wheel? A trucking career allows you the opportunity for financial reward and professional growth thanks to a job where you’re always on the move.

TCC has its own fleet of trucks for student drivers.
  1. Sixteen weeks is all it takes to train for a new trucking career. Tidewater Community College’s Truck Driving program offers classes that cover Department of Transportation rules and regulations, defensive driving, maintenance, hazardous material and highway and city driving.
  2. Day, evening and weekend classes are offered year-round.
  3. TCC is the only driver training program that runs its own program that includes a state-of-the-art driving simulator, as well as a fleet of trucks.
  4. TCC’s instructors have over 100 years of behind-the-wheel truck driving experience to share with students during the program.
  5. Military veterans pay zero for tuition and fees thanks to a federal grant offered through the college’s Center for Military and Veterans Education.
  6. After completing the program, TCC instructors take students to the DMV test site for the final skills exam. Students must be able to successfully complete a series of tests including a set of backing maneuvers with the truck and a road test in live traffic.
  7. TCC students have a 98% pass rate on the DMV tests for commercial licenses.
  8. The trucking program at TCC provides 120 hours in the classroom and 140 hours of practical application.
  9. TCC hosts recruiters and employers to visit classes and present employment opportunities for graduates. There are more than 60,000 available jobs in this industry.
  10. The price is right, too. TCC’s program is 40% cheaper than private trucking schools.
TCC is the only school in Hampton Roads with a driving simulator.

For more information about TCC’s Truck Driving program, contact Matt Woods at or call 757-822-2639.