It doesn't matter how you want to enter the trucking industry—Alberta, Virginia may have a program for you. Southside Virginia Community College is located in this area, giving you the opportunity to earn a diesel technology degree or a truck driving certificate. Tuition costs about $3,810 and the average scholarship award is $1,332.
You must earn 36 credits to become a diesel mechanic. This takes about three semesters of full-time study, which can be completed in one year if you attend school in summer. The trucking program includes 300 hours of classroom and driving training.
Alberta has a cost of living that's almost 20% below the national average. Highways in this area include Christanna Highway and Virginia Highway 46. A variety of trucking companies are located in this city, including Ideal Transportation, Q & A Transportation, and T. L. Smith Trucking.