Truck Driver Training

NCC & SAGE CDL Training

Nash Community College and The SAGE Corporation, the nation's premier operator of professional truck driving programs, have partnered to bring this in-demand truck driver training to Nash and surrounding counties. NCC and SAGE are committed to your success by providing skill development with maximum actual driving time. SAGE is nationally recognized by many carriers as one of the best truck driver programs in the country. SAGE commercial driver training offers the in-depth, hands-on truck driving experience sought by employers. SAGE prepares you for a career as a professional truck driver, and offers additional training for professional drivers who want to improve or refresh their tractor trailer driving skills. Graduates of the program receive lifelong job placement assistance.

Class B Program (NEW!)

Our Class B program is 40 hours. 20 hours of class and 20 hours of behind the wheel training. Call for details!

Informational Seminars

CDL Program Seminars are held weekly in room 1213 of the Business & Industry Center. Seminars cover CDL information, how to enroll, programs offered and tuition assistance. Call for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions  |  CDL Program Brochure

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About the Industry

The trucking industry has been continually increasing driver pay to meet the overwhelming demand for drivers. Entry-level truck drivers can earn $36,000 to $41,000 per year. Experienced and motivated drivers can earn much more. Plus, many companies offer drivers great benefits such as bonuses, paid vacation, health care, and retirement plans. Because the demand for professional drivers is so strong, any qualified driver who wants to work can find a good job with the assistance of our staff. For this reason, the job placement rate of our program graduates typically exceeds 90 percent.

Start your Truck Driving Career NOW!

In just five weeks you will acquire the skills to work as a professional truck driver - a job that gives you the money and freedom you've always wanted. With the need for qualified truck drivers at an all-time high, trucking companies are offering new employees higher starting salaries and improved benefits packages.

What you need to apply:
• Completed training application
• Valid NC or VA driver's license and social security card
• High school diploma, High School Equivalency, DD214, or specific TABE test results
• Acceptable driving record (MVR)
• Ability to pass a DOT physical & drug screen

Graduates can expect:
• 1st year salaries as high as $36,000 - $41,000
• Health and dental insurance and 401k plans
• Paid vacations, flexible schedule
• Tuition reimbursement by some carriers
• Nationwide travel

For more information on CDL Training contact

Amy Cressionnie
CDL Program Director
(252) 451-8357
Fax: (252) 451-8428
Toll Free 1-888-526-5562
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522 N. Old Carriage Road
Continuing Education & Public Services Building
Room 8178 & 8176
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0488

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes us different?

  • Only School in NC to offer ONE Student per Truck
  • Lifetime Job Assistance
  • We have DMV Examiners
  • We help you get your Permit
  • Simulator Training
  • Flexible Drive Schedules
  • Instructors with over 10 years’ experience
  • Small classroom sizes
  • 99 % Graduation Rate
  • Commitment to our Students
  • Nationally Recognized

What is needed to apply?

  • An Assessment
  • Completed Training application
  • Valid NC or VA license
  • Social Security Card
  • High School diploma, GED, DD214, or demonstrate the ability to read, write and comprehend the English language.
  • Acceptable driving record (MVR)
  • Ability to pass a DOT physical & drug screen


What can I expect as a salary?
According to the American Trucking Association, the trucking industry has been continually increasing driver pay to meet the overwhelming demand for drivers. Entry Level drivers can earn $36,000 to $41,000 per year.

How important is trucking?
If you bought it … a truck brought it! When you arose this morning, whatever you put on, ate, and drove came by a Truck. Think CAREER, not just a job.

What is the future of trucking?
North Carolina is one of the fastest growing States in the Union. By 2030 estimated to grow by over 30%.  Quote from US Bureau of Labor Statistics: 2010
“Over the next Decade, the best-paying, fastest growing job that requires a shorter training period is Tractor Trailer driving. These drivers average about $37,000 the first year.”

Is there job placement?
We offer lifetime job assistance. We help you with applications. We also work with companies on your behalf.

How long is training?
We offer full time and weekend classes. The full time takes between 4 and 5 weeks. The weekend classes run from 7 to 10 weekends.

Who can become a Professional Driver?
You must be 18 years or older. Prior experience is not necessary. You must be in good health. Have a valid driver’s license. Also, have a fairly clean motor vehicle report and be fluent in English.

Do you offer refresher programs?
We offer several types of refresher programs. They start at 30 hours and go up. Come in for an assessment and we will find the perfect program for you.

Why make the choice now?
The need for drivers is in high demand. This is a career that will provide a better life for you and your family. Why Wait?

What type of equipment do we use?
We have 3 Freightliners trucks. We use 48 and 53 foot trucks.