Hit the Road with a Career

Need a job quickly that pays well? Earn your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in just eight weeks. Currently there are over 100,000 vacant jobs in the field.

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. Most tractor-trailer drivers are long-haul drivers and operate trucks with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity of more than 26,000 pounds. These drivers deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states. For those who prefer to stay close to home, there is also high demand for CDL drivers for local routes.

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The median annual wage for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $41,340, according to 2016 reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024. As the economy grows, the demand for goods will increase and more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving.

Full scholarships are available to eligible South Carolina residents. To be considered, print the Scholarship Application below or pick up a Scholarship Application at any the TCL Campuses listed below. Submit your Scholarship Application along with your CDL Application. Financial Assistance may also be available through WIOA, SNAP, Voc. Rehab, and GI Bill®.

  • TCL classes are taught by professional, experienced truck drivers.
  • Total hours: 168 hours.
  • Classes cover instruction, pre-trip inspections, practical highway driving and testing.
  • Background check and drug screening required.

Cost: $5,000.00. Full scholarships are available to eligible South Carolina residents.


TCL Hampton Campus
54 Tech Circle
Varnville, SC


for eligible South Carolina residents!
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Click here for the Fall 2021 course schedules.