COVID-19 UPDATE: CDL TRAINING WILL RESUME VERY SOON!
Pennsylvania Dept. of Education has approved in-person and behind-the-wheel driver training to reopen immediately.
Get on the Road with Penn Commercial’s CDL Training Program!
Our six-week CDL 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.
Let Penn Help You Get in the Driver’s Seat!
In our CDL program, your instruction will include topics like:
- Carry out required vehicle maneuvers
- Perform 6-point air brake test and a pretest inspection on a commercial vehicle
- Properly read and understand a road map to navigate the intrastate and interstate highways
- Understand and learn how to complete a log book
- Understand the rules and regulations for operating a commercial vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
- Preparation for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania practical examinations for the Class “A” commercial driver’s license with air brakes and tanker endorsement
Get Your Hands on the Wheel
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.
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.
Earn Your CDL at Penn Commercial
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.
Who Hires Our Grads
- Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
- Abel Express LLC
- Camelback Resources
- Chisler Brothers
- Contractor Transport
- Cowboy Industries
- Elite Gasfield Services
- Filtrexx International
- GEO Energy Tech Services, LLC
- Interstate Ndt, Inc.
- Ritchey Metals Co.
- Schneider National
- Stuck Enterprises dba Jacob’s Petroleum
- TransAm Trucking
- Weavertown Environmental Group
Job Outlook for Truckers
The job market for tractor-trailer truck drivers is excellent right now. According to O*NET OnLine, the job growth in Pennsylvania from 2014 to 2024 is projected to increase 12%—much higher than the national average.