Commercial truck drivers are professionals who pick up and deliver everything we produce, consume or need in our daily lives. Without the trucking industry, the world’s economy would come to a standstill. Central Pennsylvania is a transportation hub in the U.S., making it a great place to work in this industry.

There is currently a driver shortage, creating local, regional, over-the-road and construction job opportunities for Class A and Class B truck drivers. HACC’s CDL courses prepare students for the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles including Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) and entry into commercial driving. 

HACC's Transportation and Logistics Program is a licensed Third-Party Testing Site for Class A, B (including passenger and school buses) for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Testing is available by appointment only. Costs include: $300/test utilizing HACC's equipment, and $250/test utilizing your equipment. All tests must be scheduled in advance and prepaid. There are no refunds. Costs are subject to change.


What can I do with a CDL certification in the workforce?

Class A drivers work as local, regional or over-the-road truck drivers.
Class B drivers can drive dump trucks, cement mixers, school buses or motor coaches.


Annual Starting Salary Estimate
(Source: Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association)


What are HACC’s classes like?

  • The 40-hour CDL Theory course is offered as a self-paced virtual platform for $300 and is a prerequisite for Behind-the-Wheel training.
  • The Behind-the-Wheel training for Class A is 160 hours of hands-on instruction for $5,700.
  • The Behind-the-Wheel training for Class B is 40 hours of one-on-one training for $4,500.
  • Students must have a Department of Transportation medical card; Class A or B CDL learner’s permit; a federally regulated drug screen; and complete the CDL Theory course before enrolling in Behind-the-Wheel training.


Where are classes held?

Classes are held at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus only. 


Where can I register?


For more information:

Phone Icon 717-221-1357 Email Icon cdl@hacc.edu

Forklift operators are in high demand. If you enjoy the fast-paced environment of the logistics and manufacturing sectors, becoming a forklift operator may be for you.

The forklift training prep course satisfies OSHA requirement for classroom training. HACC offers the first portion of this training online as a virtual, self-paced course. This course covers powered industrial truck safety features and requirements, vehicle operations, vehicle stability, loading and unloading, and driving rules and regulations. The forklift skills (sit-down) classroom training is a one-day hands-on certification course where students earn their initial forklift operator's license or recertification for the traditional sit-down powered industrial truck.

The forklift training prep online course ($50) is a prerequisite to forklift skills (sit-down) certification course ($125). Costs are subject to change.


What can I do with a forklift certification in the workforce?

Individuals who complete the courses can work as forklift operators, order pickers and packers and in shipping and receiving.


Annual Starting Salary Estimate
(Source: PayScale.com)


What are HACC’s classes like?

Class consists of online safety training and an in-person driving practice followed by an evaluation. The following subjects are covered:
  • Hazards and accident examples
  • Load compositions and manipulation
  • Operating instructions
  • Operator inspections and maintenance
  • Restrictions and limitations
  • Safety requirements
  • Steering and maneuvering
  • Surface conditions and environment
  • Vehicle controls and differences


Where are classes held?

Classes are held at HACC’s Lancaster campus.


Where can I register?


For more information:

Email Icon cdl@hacc.edu

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Meet Kyle: CDL Program Graduate

Kyle had no experience in the trucking industry before enrolling in courses at HACC, although he said a few of his friends are truckers. After completing the program, Kyle got a job as an over the road (OTR) driver and over three years logged more than 420,000 miles.

Kyle said the following about his HACC experience: “The course at HACC is second to none. From the first day to the last test I always felt the staff wanted me to succeed. I not only came out of the course with all my CDL and endorsements, but I gained a wealth of information and knowledge through the ‘driving’ part of the program. I credit my training and experiences at HACC for giving me confidence to be the driver that I am. HACC will help you find that first driving job and will not leave you at the gate. I continue to be in touch with my HACC instructor whenever the need arises.”