CDL Program Event for New River CTC Introduces New Simulators

New River Community and Technical College is excited to announce a special event hosted by the faculty, staff, and students from its Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program. The event aimed to inform the community and prospective students about the latest addition of three cutting-edge VS7 Simulators from 3H Harris, revolutionizing the way students learn about semi-truck operation.

The VS7 Simulators represent a significant advancement in CDL training technology. These simulators provide students with a realistic experience of operating a semi-truck, allowing them to familiarize themselves with the controls and challenges of the road before ever stepping into a real vehicle.

“We are so excited to have the pleasure of introducing these simulators to our CDL program. They will allow our students the feel and operation of a semi before they ever get behind the wheel of an actual semi-truck. We are very thankful for the grant that originated out of Senator Manchin’s office. These simulators will be a great addition to New River Community & Technical College here in Ghent, West Virginia.” said CDL Instruction Specialist Ronald Cantley.

New River CTC is thrilled about this advancement in workforce education and looks forward to investing in the next generation of Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) operators!

For more information on New River CTC’s CDL program, visit or contact:

Gloria Kincaid

Workforce Education Program Specialist


New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeast and south-central West Virginia: Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers and Webster. The College offers classes online, in Beaver at the Raleigh County Campus, in Ghent at the Advanced Technology Center, in Hinton at Summers County ARH Hospital, in Lewisburg at the Greenbrier Valley Campus, in Marlinton at One Room University, in Princeton at the Mercer County Campus and in Summersville at the Nicholas County Campus.