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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. We are a third-party test site for the state, so students train and take their CDL driving test at HACC.

 

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.

 

$49,808
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 160 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. The CDL A Behind-the-Wheel course is also held at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center.

 

Where can I register?


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.
 

 

$27,000
Annual Starting Salary Estimate
(Source: PayScale.com)

 

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?


Register


For more information:

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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.”

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