Commercial Driver's License Training

CDL training at Berks Career and Technology Center offers a professional tractor-trailer driver training program that prepares students seeking careers in the motor carrier field to obtain their Commercial Driver’s License. The comprehensive program includes:

  • Applied safety regulations & procedures
  • Driver skill development
  • Pre Trip inspection
  • Basic equipment maintenance
  • Proper loading techniques
  • Intra- & inter-state regulations

The 160-hour Class A course includes 114 hours of classroom theory and 44 hours of one-on-one instruction behind-the-wheel training on the range and on the road. The PennDOT skills test is 2 hours.

BCTC offers Class A training in either manual or automatic tractors.

We also offer Class B and refresher training. 

Click HERE for CDL Enrollment Agreement

Click HERE for CDL Fact Sheet

Have questions? Contact us HERE or call 610-743-7641 for information

Now enrolling for the following classes:

  • June 19, 2023 (Day)

  • July 17, 2023  (Day)

  • August 14, 2023 (Evening)

CDL Training

Why Choose BCTC?

We believe you should not share your valuable behind-the-wheel training time with other students as an observer. BCTC provides each student with personal one-on-one, hands-on, behind-the-wheel training. Just one student and one instructor. And the BCTC driving range is conveniently located on Rt 183 just  two miles north of the BCTC West campus and CDL training center.



Q&A Information Sessions           6pm-8pm

Tuesday, June 6th

Tuesday, July 11th

Tuesday, August  1st


Where To Find BCTC's CDL Training Center

We are conveniently located at BCTC’s West Campus at:
1057 County Welfare Road
Leesport, PA 19533                                                                                     

The CDL Training Center is located behind the main campus building and to the right of our new Welding Training Center.

A representative at the Berks County CareerLink is available to speak to interested students on Thursdays from 10AM-12PM. Please call 610-944-4256 to make an appointment.

Berks County CareerLink:
1920 Kutztown Road
Reading, PA 


Berks Career & Technology Center is seeking motivated CDL Instructors to support our Continuing Education program training CDL students. This is a part-time position, with flexible scheduling to accommodate your current schedule.

To learn more about this exciting career opportunity, or to apply on-line, visit our EMPLOYMENT PORTAL.
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