Belmont College Truck Driving Academy

Our CDL Training offers a students a wide-ranging curriculum and training process to prepare them to pass the CDL exam. Students receive practice time behind-the-wheel from state-certified instructors licensed with the Ohio Division of Public Safety.

Prepare for a high-paying career in up to five weeks!

Get your Class A License and train on any combination vehicle such as a semi-tractor trailer and hazmat endorsements.

New classes are starting soon! Call us today to register 740.699.3869 or email Marybeth at mbishop@belmontcollege.edu.

Spring 2023 Class Start Dates:

  • February 20
  • March 27
  • April 10

Summer 2023 Class Start Dates:

  • May 1
  • May 22
  • June 12
  • July 3
  • July 24

Commercial Truck Driving Training

The Truck Driving Academy serves Belmont, Harrison, Monroe and surrounding counties, and is licensed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Classroom Instruction Includes:

  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks and Materials

  • Vehicle Safety
  • Shifting
  • Log Book
  • Pre-Trip Preparation
  • Coupling and Uncoupling
  • Air Brakes
  • Weight Distribution and Proper Loading

  • Preventative Maintenance

  • Handling Hazardous Materials

  • Map Reading

Range Practice and Road Course Covers Skills Including:

  • Basic Control Systems

  • Safe Operating Procedures

  • Speed Management

  • Extreme Driving Conditions

  • Backing

  • Visual Search

  • Night Operations

Train for your Class A CDL in just five weeks*!

  • Workforce funds available to students who qualify**

  • CDL Test Included

  • Job placement assistance

  • Daytime classes available Monday though Friday at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, Ohio

*To enroll in this program, students must pass a USDOT physical exam, an alcohol and controlled substance test, have a valid state driver’s license and payment of proof of funding must be submitted before start of program.
**Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds are available to students who qualify. Please contact Ohio Means Jobs or Workforce West Virginia for WIOA funding.

How to Afford the Cost of Truck Driving School

Taking out a personal student loan is a great option for students to pay for their truck driving school tuition. Many employers may offer a tuition reimbursement program to help graduates re-pay their loan payments each month.
Belmont Savings Bank offers a great solution to afford CDL training. To apply, fill out the Belmont College CDL Loan Application.
  • 5 year term (rate kicks in at the start of the first payment)
  • 6-month deferral – begins once the loan is signed
  • No penalty for early payoff
  • $100 application fee (included in the loan – student does not pay up front)

For more information, contact the Workforce and Community Education Office at 740.699.3869 or Belmont Savings Bank at 740-676-1165.

For financial assistance, please contact the following State Workforce/Job Service Offices:

  • Belmont County Ohio Means Jobs
    302 Walnut Street
    Martins Ferry, OH 43935
    740.633.5627

  • Harrison County Ohio Means Jobs
    520 N. Main Street
    Cadiz, OH 43907
    740.942.2171

  • Monroe County Ohio Means Jobs
    100 Home Ave.
    Woodsfield, OH 43793
    740.472.1602
  • Jefferson County Ohio Means Jobs
    114 North 4th Street
    Steubenville, OH 43952
    740-282-0971
  • Workforce West Virginia
    1275 Warwood Ave.
    Wheeling, WV 26003
    304.232.6280

It’s your future. And it starts here.

See how an academic degree and technical training from Belmont College can help you get where you want to go—and become who you want to be.