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CDL/Transportation and Logistics

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 B and Class A truck drivers. HACC’s CDL Theory and Behind-the-Wheel courses prepare students for their CDL test and entry into commercial driving.

HACC's Transportation and Logistics Program is a licensed Third Party Testing Site for Class A, B, and C (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.

*Please note that due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, all individuals wishing to test in their own equipment must bring cleaning supplies and perform cleaning of the interior of their vehicle, under the inspection of the test administrator, prior to performing the CDL test.


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

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


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


What are HACC’s classes like?

  • The 40-hour CDL Theory course is offered in a classroom or as a self-paced virtual platform.
  • The Behind-the-Wheel training for Class A is 140 hours of hands-on instruction. Students must have a Department of Transportation medical examiner’s card; Class A or B CDL learner’s permit; a federally regulated drug screen; and a minimum 80% on the Theory written exam before enrolling in Behind-the-Wheel.
  • The Behind-the-Wheel training for Class B is 40 hours of one-on-one training.


Where are classes held?

Classes are held at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus only. 


Where can I register?


For more information:

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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. This one-day introductory course consists of classroom and hands-on instruction, giving new and experienced operators the knowledge and fundamentals to achieve certification. Students learn how to operate sit-down and/or stand-up models of Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs).


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

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


Annual Starting Salary Estimate


What are HACC’s classes like?

Class consists of in-person safety training and hands-on 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 York and Lancaster campuses and a partner facility in Lebanon.


Where can I register?


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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.”