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Truck Driving Overview

Today’s trucking industry is stronger than ever. Whether you are interested in local, regional, long-haul, or over-the-road truck driving, there are thousands of truck driving jobs available, and CVTC will help you land that job through our Truck Driving program. In 16 weeks or less, you can earn your technical diploma and get out on the open road.

Through hands-on, simulation, and online instructional experiences, you'll receive training patterned after the day-to-day demands of this career, including shifting 9-, 10-, and 13-speed transmissions, conducting the pre-trip inspection, and backing maneuvers. The program is partially taught online, offering you flexibility.

Graduates will obtain:

  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License with air brakes
  • Hazardous materials, doubles/triples, and tanker endorsements if written tests are passed at DMV

Become a truck driver today!

Career Opportunities

Bus Driver

Dispatch Driver

Dump Truck Driver

Over-the-Road Truck Driver

Tow Truck Operator

Yard Horse Driver

Graduate Employers

American Materials

Ashley Furniture

DHL Supply Chain

Five Star Transport

Indianhead Food Distribution


Just the Facts

Truck Driving
12 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
16 Weeks or Less

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Program Location //
June, August, and January

Start Months //
August, January, and June

Start Dates //
June, August, and January



Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1



 Estimated Total: $2,924

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Truck Driving program.

Truck Driving 1
Learn the laws pertaining to the operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). This course also focuses on how to properly inspect and operate a CMV safely.

Truck Driving 2
Focuses on understanding the paperwork connected with the trucking industry. This course also covers communication skills and security issues.

Truck Driving 3
Students have the opportunity to plan trips and manage loading procedures. Weight distribution techniques and security issues are also discussed.

Truck Driving Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

// Program Outcomes


84% of our recent Truck Driving graduates got a job in the industry.


Yearly Salary

Our recent Truck Driving graduates reported an average starting salary of $55,200.


Regional Jobs

There are 690 job openings in the CVTC district for the Truck Driving industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.


Focus On Student Success

Before I came here, I’d only been driving cars for about a half a year. I didn’t even know how to drive a stick shift. The first day I was really nervous, but after the instructor showed me how to do it, I was pretty comfortable driving a truck.

Yilin, Truck Driving Student

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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