Commercial Truck Driving

Commercial Truck Driving offers short-term courses that provide students the potential for immediate employment in a living wage job upon successful completion. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires specialized training in the areas of driver qualification, hours of service, driver wellness, and whistleblower protection for entry-level drivers who are subject to the commercial driver's license requirements (49 CFR Part 380). The Commercial Truck Driving program provides the mandatory training for the Washington State Commercial Truck Driving License requirements for both new and renewing drivers. Students learn to maneuver large vehicles on crowded streets and in highway traffic, as well as learn to inspect trucks and freight for compliance with regulations. The Commercial Truck Driving curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members. Students must provide proof of lawful permanent residency or U.S. Citizenship when applying for this certification. ONE of the following six approved, government-issued documents will need to be presented to the Department of Licensing: Valid U.S. passport, Certificate of Naturalization, government-issued birth certificate, Certificate of Citizenship, permanent resident card "Green Card", or Consular Report of Birth Abroad. Photocopies are not accepted.


Steven Harvey

Phone: (509) 527-3681

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362


Walla Walla Community College Commercial Truck Driving Program offers courses that develop marketable skills, and instill and promote a positive work ethic that will enhance all students abilities to achieve their goals in a safe and professional manner.

Program Outcomes

  • Implement competency-based education, skill standards, and program certification.
  • Create and maintain a marketing plan related to student recruitment.
  • Update facilities with consideration for function and appearance.
  • Maintain up-to-date curriculum that meets or exceeds the Washington State requirement for a Class A driver's license.