Hear Lead Instructor of Penn Commercial’s CDL program, Ben Crawford, talk about the benefits of trucking. Penn Commercial Business/Technical School has nearly 90 years of experience preparing students in Washington County for meaningful skilled trade careers. Our six-week Commercial Driver License (CDL) Training Program provides you with both classroom and practical driving experience to prepare you for a career in the trucking industry. Visit us at https://penncommercial.edu to learn more.
My name is Ben Crawford. I’m the Lead Instructor for our CDL program at Penn Commercial.
One of the reasons that I do this is that guys come through our program, that has lost jobs, they’ve changed careers, they lose their families, they’re losing their homes. The ability for us to change somebody’s life and make them be able to be a provider for the family is a big deal on this industry. Once you get your CDL license in the State of Pennsylvania, it’s offered throughout the country, you can go into Canada if you have the proper paperwork. In our school, if you come from a different State, you come to our school, you can actually go back to your State and test, you don’t have to stay in our State if you don’t want to.
In the CDL program, once you get your license unless you don’t want to work, you always have a job. There’s a shortage that’s been here for 30 years, and it’s getting bigger. As Amazon and all these companies are doing online shopping, they no longer are going to go to Walmart, these stuff’s got to come in somewhere. Everything you own comes from a truck, everything.