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Entry Level Driver's Training Packages
 

There are several options available for individuals wanting to get their CDL depending on your needs.

If you are looking to drive for the big trucking companies, then you should consider the 160 hr training. Most large trucking companies require you to have a training certificate from an approved Truck driving program. Being able to offer “ELDT Training” is not the same as an approved truck driving school.


CDL Class A - 160

 

• The 160 Hour training is a 4 week training course that meets all the ELDT requirements for the Theory, on road driving and the backing portions of the ELDT. The first week is the classroom and then the last three weeks are the driving and backing. In the last week of the training, we also do the CDL testing, as we are a certified Third-Party Test site.

Tuition cost: Please contact us at 814-670-0726 

The 160 hour training is available through our partner schools, please see locations tab for schools. 

If you are company that is looking to have an employee trained,

we offer a 1 week of 1 on 1 training​.

 

• The 1 week,1 on 1 training is a hands-on training where you will be trained to meet the ELDT requirements. The theory portion will need to be completed prior to training. You will also need to have your permit for the appropriate class of vehicle and a DOT physical.

Cost: $2,650.00 (includes the online theory portion and initial CDL Test) 

This is conducted by Pa PRIDE.

 

Individuals that are looking to work for a company that doesn’t require a training certificate, then you may want to consider the 1 week of 1 on 1 training​.

• The 1 week,1 on 1 training is a hands-on training where you will be trained to meet the ELDT requirements. The theory portion will need to be completed prior to training. You will also need to have your permit for the appropriate class of vehicle and a DOT physical.

Cost: Please call for cost.

Individuals will make payment to the appropriate Technical School.

 

If you are a company that is giving your driver backing and driving time, then you may want to consider is our ELDT Evaluation.

• The evaluation is a process that allows the trainee to show that they are proficient in all the areas that are required for the ELDT. If you are not able to show you are proficient in a certain area, then you would have to return to show you are proficient in that area before you can successfully complete the evaluation. After the evaluation has been successfully completed, then a CDL test can be scheduled for a future date. The online theory classroom must be completed prior to the evaluation.

Package Cost:

Use your own truck: $800.00 (includes the online theory portion initial CDL Test)

Use our truck: $1,200.00 (includes the online theory portion and initial CDL Test)

Note: If you need to come back to prove your proficiency in a certain area, then it is $100.00 per hour additional.

This program is offered by Pa PRIDE.

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Note: Completing the 4-hour evaluation does NOT guarantee you will be permitted to test. Additional training and/or practice time may be needed and can be purchased for $100 per hour. 

An individual must:

  • Score an 80% on the Theory portion of the test. 

  • Show Proficiency in the Behind-The-Wheel (Pre-trip Inspection, Range and Road) 

  • For the Range, you are required to show proficiency in the following skills: 

Straight-Line

Offset (Left & Right)

Parallel Parking (Blind-Side and Sight Side)

Alley Dock (45 & 90 degree)

Coupling and Uncoupling

Pa PRIDE is not a CDL School. We are contracted to provide

CDL training for the Area Technology Centers through a Cooperative Agreement

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