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VGCC offers CDL-B driver training course

Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled a Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) course at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Aug. 2 through Oct. 11.


This course prepares North Carolina residents for jobs operating a variety of commercial vehicles, such as delivery trucks, dump trucks, cement trucks, passenger buses and utility trucks. The training provides students with the vehicle maneuver skills and background needed to take the General Knowledge, Air Brake, “P” Endorsement and Pre-trip Vehicle Inspection sections of the state’s CDL-B exam.


The 80-hour course includes both classroom instruction and hands-on driving experience. Lester Knight and Aubrey Rodwell will serve as the instructors for the class.


The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offers several types of Commercial Driver License (CDL). Class B permits a person to drive any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, and any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a GVWR not in excess of 10,000 pounds. Meanwhile, a Class A license is required to drive a tractor trailer.


The cost of the course is $195.25 with an additional cost of $39 (cash only) for a mandatory drug screening on the first day of class. 


Prospective students can now register online ( www.vgcc.edu/oex ). They also have the option to register for classes in person at any VGCC campus, Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The deadline to register is July 18.


For more information, contact VGCC at oex@vgcc.edu  or (252) 738-3300 .