The trucking industry has seen tremendous growth in recent years, so now may be the perfect time to start your career in this field. If you want to become a Class A or Class B truck driver, there's one school in Portsmouth that can help you get there: Tidewater Truck Driver Training.
At the truck driving program, you can complete your education in eight weeks of training. Tuition is about $2,500 for residents and $5,600 for non-residents. About 30% of your time is spent in the classroom. For the rest of your educational hours, you get behind the wheel of a truck and learn how to drive.
There are currently over 96,000 people living in Portsmouth. Major highways in this area include George Washington Highway and Virginia State Route 164. Local trucking companies include Cornerstone Systems, Columbia Coastal Transport, G & P Transport, and Averitt Express.