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BridgeValley Community and Technical College Unveils Cutting-Edge Truck Driving Simulators, Revolutionizing CDL Training in West Virginia

BridgeValley Community and Technical College (BVCTC) unveiled and demonstrated three new state-of-the-art commercial driver’s license (CDL) driving simulators to the public yesterday. 

These simulators became a reality thanks to a congressional earmark secured by Senator Manchin, with additional funds from Governor Justice’s office via the West Virginia Community and Technical College System (WVCTCS). The funding, totaling $1.4 million, enabled BVCTC and other West Virginia Community and Technical Colleges to acquire the cutting-edge TranSim™ Truck Driving Simulators manufactured by L3 Harris. 

"This significant investment in cutting-edge technology will not only enhance the educational experience for our students but also contribute to the overall safety and proficiency of future commercial truck drivers,” said BVCTC President Casey Sacks. “We are deeply grateful to Senator Manchin, Governor Justice, and the WVCTCS for their support, making this initiative a reality." 

The TranSim™ Truck Driving Simulators offer best-in-class simulation-based training for commercial truck drivers, providing a safe and controlled environment for hands-on experiential learning. These advanced simulators enable students to practice critical decision-making skills, enhance their practical training, and improve driver assessments. With adjustable scenario difficulty and a wide variety of training objectives, the simulators can replicate different terrains, road conditions, and atmospheric situations, ensuring comprehensive driver training for students.