If you have lived in Virginia for the past twelve months, you qualify for the reduced tuition rate of $1,333.33. The U. S. continues to face a trucker shortage. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the need for 48,000 truckers in an industry of 800,000. Local, regional, and over-the-road companies are looking for qualified drivers. This six-week, 240 hour program consists of classroom instruction and on-the-road training. Students will learn the most effective methods for operating, maintaining, and managing a truck. Upon successful completion of the program, students will test with the Division of Motor Vehicles for their Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL-A).