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Commercial Vehicle Transportation (CDL)

Commercial Vehicle Transportation (CDL)

Commercial Vehicle Transportation (CDL)

CDL student sitting in cabin of HCC truck

The Commercial Vehicle Transportation (CVT) Program at Hagerstown Community College is a comprehensive program designed to guide students into the transportation industry by giving them an opportunity to study for Class A Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDL). Students receive classroom instruction and experience behind-the-wheel truck driving.

HCC CVT students are visited by several recruiters offering a wide variety of Home-Daily positions, Regional positions (2-4 sleeper truck nights/week), and OTR (over-the-road) positions (1-3 consecutive sleeper truck work weeks between several-day, home-time resets). Significant pay increases are offered to drivers who are willing to a) spend more persistent time on the road and b) handle (i.e. load & unload) some or all of the freight they haul. The average starting salary for Class-A drivers in the U.S. is currently over $70,000/yr while many experienced drivers make over $90,000/yr.

Classes are available Spring, Summer, and Fall to suit your schedule:

  • Weekday sessions are held Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and run 7.5 weeks
  • Weekend sessions are held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and run 15 weeks
  • Standard class size is 20 students or less with a maximum one-to-four ratio

For more information, please review the Fact Sheet (Truck Driving Brochure) available on this page or contact Janie Spielman.

Career Outlook


Median annual salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers


Growth in employment over the next 10 years


Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver jobs in the U.S.


Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers employed in MD

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