Become a Truck Driver in Pennsylvania
Complete our simple and free application and CDL Career Now can quickly put you in contact with Pennsylvania truck driving schools so you can begin your CDL training.
At CDL Career Now, we have a relationship with several truck driving schools in Pennsylvania that offer a variety of CDL training services, as well as job placement assistance to those who qualify. Our CDL training application is specifically designed to pre-qualify the CDL candidate, assuring that you meet the Pennsylvania CDL requirements and find a quality truck driving school in Pennsylvania as well as job placement assistance, when appropriate.
Feel free to dig deeper by clicking the best Pennsylvania city below to see a list of schools near you. Or you can fill out the application to the left and let us take it from there. Remember, it cost you nothing to apply! The important thing is that you take that first step towards quality CDL training and a rewarding CDL career now.
Pennsylvania Truck Driving Schools Near:
- West Chester
- Wilkes Barre
- State College
State of Pennsylvania CDL Requirements
In the state of Pennsylvania a person must be 21 years of age or older to drive across state lines or carry hazardous material. However if you are 18 you can carry standard cargo in state. All CDL applicants will be required to obtain a valid DOT medical examiners card, and pass all CDL skill tests.
The following vehicle classifications require a CDL license to operate:
Class A CDL
- A Class A license allows you to operate vehicles which tow trailers or other vehicles with a GVWR over 10,000 pounds. A Class A license also allows you to operate Class B and C vehicles.
Class B CDL
- A Class B license allows you to operate single vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs or more OR a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 lbs. or more, towing trailers/vehicles rated at 10,000 pounds GVWR or less. A Class B license also allows you to operate Class C vehicles.
Class C CDL
- A Class C license allows you to operate vehicles under 26,001 lbs. GVWR, that would normally not require a CDL; except when they are designed to transport 16 or more persons including the driver; or that carry 15 or less people (including the driver) transporting children to or from school and home regularly for compensation, or carry hazardous materials in amounts requiring placarding. Applicable endorsements are required.