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Truck Driver Training

Become a professional truck drive with CVCC's Truck Driver Training program

TrucksCVCC's Truck Driver Training is provided as a partnership with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute  in Hudson, NC. All classroom and behind-the-wheel training are conducted at the range located off Fairgrove Church Road (across from Catawba Valley Medical Center) in Conover.

Employment Outlook

The trucking industry continues to be a major employer in the United States, with almost 9 million people employed in trucking-related jobs. Over 3 million of these are drivers of tractor-trailers operated by over 550,000 interstate motor carriers. More than 80% of U.S. cities receive their goods exclusively from trucks.

We have a very successful job placement program with numerous local and national trucking companies recruiting our graduates during and after each class. During the past 12 months we graduated 222 students with 74% of those being pre-hired prior to graduation.

Graduates from our program can expect to average $50,000 or more their first year and up to $60,000 or better with one year of experience.

CVCC and CCC&TI can prepare you for a successful start in this in-demand career in less than nine weeks. See our next series of truck driving classes starting soon.

Class Options

Catawba Valley Community College offers only day classes (Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM).

CCC&TI offers other class options at the TAPS Center in Hudson, NC, to accommodate your busy lifestyle.

  • Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A minimum of 1 hour night driving is required.
  • Monday-Friday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.


Contact information:

Roger Chester - Director/Instructor
Phone – (828) 726-2386

Chris Thompson, Program Technician
Phone – (828) 726-2380
Fax – (828) 726-6302

Truck Driver Training Center Location:

1223 Fairgrove Church Road SE
Conover, NC 28613


  1. From 1-40 take Exit 128
    • Going west turn right at top of ram turn right at 1st light past McDonalds
    • Going east turn left at top of ramp
  2. Turn right at 1st light past McDonalds
  3. Proceed down wide driveway into wooded area
  4. Classroom located in a mobile unit next to guard house


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Truck Driver Training Program provided by CCC&TI is PTDI-certified. 

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