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Our Commercial Driver’s License Training Program provides you with both classroom and practical driving experience to prepare you for a career in the trucking industry. Penn Commercial is a convenient CDL training school just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You’ll be trained in maneuvering skills and driving skills of a commercial vehicle. We’ll instruct you on what is required to take the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License practical examinations for Class “A” commercial vehicle with air brakes and tanker endorsement.
The CDL program is offered as daytime, evening, and weekend options. Our day program is only 6 weeks! The Evening program is 7 weeks, and Weekend program is 12 weeks.
What is ELDT and why is it important? The Entry-Level Driver Training mandate establishes a set of minimum standards for commercial truck driver education. Effective February 7, 2022, educators will be required to be certified through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This uniform national benchmark ensures that all commercial drivers learn the same basic safety skills, regardless of the state their training is located.
In our CDL program, your instruction will include topics like:
In Penn Commercial’s comprehensive CDL program, students will learn through instructor lectures, hands-on demonstrations, group discussions and audio and visual aids in the classroom. The practical methods of instruction include observation of instructor demonstrations, observing fellow students performing maneuvers and on the road driving by personally performing vehicle maneuvers and by driving the commercial vehicle on road, off road and highways. Penn Commercial’s knowledgeable instructors foster a learning environment dedicated to making sure students have access to the skills required to be successful in the trucking industry.
Students receive real hands-on training in the truck. We don’t use simulators like many other schools.
Graduates of the Commercial Driver’s License Program are eligible to take the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License practical and written examinations for Class “A” commercial vehicle with tanker endorsement. You must be licensed to work in this field. Penn Commercial does not guarantee that a student will pass the examination. For more information about Pennsylvania’s CDL requirements, please visit PennDOT’s website.
The Federal Motor Carrier regulation Section 391.11 states that drivers under the age of 21 are only permitted to drive intrastate. In order to drive between states, all drivers must be 21 years of age or older.
At Penn Commercial, students come first. We pride ourselves on the support we provide, whether it’s in the form of admissions advising,, tutoring or career services. Graduates will be able to take advantage of our network of employers for assistance in landing a driving job after earning their CDLs.
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School has nearly 90 years of experience preparing students in Washington County for meaningful skilled trade careers. Classes are forming now, so the best way to get started is by calling 724-222-5330 today. You can also visit our campus to get more information and see our facilities. Day, evening and weekend classes available.
Students can find job placement assistance with services like job fairs, career counseling, interviewing workshops, job listings, resume assistance, employment newsletters and externships through our dedicated Career Services Department.