Class A CDL License Training

Eastern's truck driving program offers career training in the road transportation industry. The program provides instruction and on-the-road training in a big rig, and prepares trainees to pass West Virginia's Commercial Driver Learner's Permit and the state's CDL Licensing exams. Program graduates qualify for entry-level employment immediately upon obtaining their Class A CDL.

Program Overview

The Commercial Driver's License Program is comprised of two training components: theory and behind-the wheel.

Before students can begin behind-the-wheel training, they must first take a three part knowledge test administered by the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles. Upon passing, the student will be issued a Commercial Driver Learning Permit (CLP). Classroom theory will be provided for those requiring assistance in preparing for these exams.

Once students have obtained a CLP, they can begin behind-the-wheel training in a tractor trailer vehicle. Upon satisfactory completion of behind-the-wheel training, students will be scheduled to take a three part CDL skills test administered by a third party examiner training and authorized by the WV DMV. Upon successful completion of the skills test, the WV DMV will issue students a CDL.

Helpful links:

Minimum qualifications to apply for the program can be found here.

How do I get a Commercial Drivers License?

Keep up to date with what's new in the Commercial Drivers License program from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.


*Eastern's CDL Program is registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and our curriculum is in compliance with 49 CFR 380.

Program Schedule

Four Weeks. Monday - Friday.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Program Costs

$6,000

*Students who require additional instruction for any reason may be required to pay additional fees.

*Rates are for 2022-2023 and are subject to change. Financial aid up to $4,000 is available for those who qualify.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Mike Sites

Mike Sites began teaching for Eastern in 2016. Sites has had numerous careers over the years as a small business owner, snow sports instructor and staff trainer, weatherization and home energy specialist, social worker and truck driver. Sites enjoys watching his students achieve things and enriching their lives through education.

“Continuing education is the fountain of youth for me,” Sites said. “I’m not content in life unless I’m constantly learning new things. As a result of that lifestyle, I am never bored. I always seem to end up teaching the interests I explore.”

Mike Sites
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Free Adult English Classes

English as Second Language classes are available if helpful to your learning outcomes.

When: morning and afternoon classes are available Monday-Thursday

Where: South Fork Depot: 108 South Fork Road, Moorefield

To register, contact: Amy or Chris at Hardy County ESOL 304-530-6076

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Tina Luttrell

"The instruction was sensitive to my personal way of learning and gave me the confidence I needed to meet my challenges. It was a fun learning experience and the instructor was great!"

 

Tony Cook

"Very good instructor that works with you individually on what you need the most help with. We had fun while we were also learning and it was one of the most affordable CDL schools."

Trent Borror

"Eastern CDL program is hands down the route to go if you're looking to be a licensed CDL holder. The course instructor makes learning stress free and easy! I highly recommend Eastern's program to anyone wanting to pursue their goals of being a licensed CDL driver."