Program Description

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College has partnered with PA Pride, LLC to provide commercial truck driving training in Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Potter, and Warren Counties. There are three trainings available – CDL Class A Program, CDL Class A Tanker and Hazmat Program, and CDL Class A Oil and Gas Safety Program. These programs are on the Certified TAA/WIOA Training Programs/Providers List of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Workforce Development System.

Contact PA Pride, LLC for more information on these programs.

CDL Class A Oil and Gas Safety Program

This program is a six-week program comprehensively designed to teach the necessary skills for safe operation of a commercial vehicle and working safely in the Oil and Gas Industry. This training is broken down into four sections – 40 classroom hours to pass the Class A permit test, 140 hours of road and range training, 20 classroom hours for Hazmat, Tankers, Doubles, and Triples Endorsement tests, and 40 hours of online Oil and Gas safety. After completing the program, the necessary assistance will be provided to take the license examination. This program will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to obtain employment with local, regional, and national companies.

  • Hours: 240
  • Course Fee: $7,500
  • Non-resident Fee: $8,250
  • Schedule: Training offered on a rolling basis. Classes held Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Additional Requirements:

    Must be at least 18 years of age, maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record, and pass a Department of Transportation drug screen and physical.

Course Information

This program is a six-week program comprehensively designed to teach the necessary skills for safe operation of a commercial vehicle and have an understanding working safely in the Oil and Gas Industry. This training is broken down into four sections – 40 classroom hours to pass the Class A permit test, 140 hours of road and range training, 20 classroom hours for Hazmat, Tankers, Doubles, and Triples Endorsement tests, and 40 hours of online Oil and Gas safety. The Oil and Gas Safety is led by an instructor and contains 26 modules. Each module is completed with a test. The topics covered by these modules include hours of service, fluid truck accident and rollover prevention, introduction to oilfield drilling operations and equipment, introduction to oilfield worksites, and other safety modules.

After completing the program, the necessary assistance will be provided to take the license examination. This program will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to obtain employment with local, regional, and national companies.

Each person is responsible for covering the cost of permits, endorsements, and Department of Transportation drug screens and physicals.

This program is on the Certified TAA/WIOA Training Programs/Providers List of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Workforce Development System. Contact your local CareerLink for more information on funding to help cover the cost of this program.

CDL Class A Tanker and Hazmat Program

This program is a five-week training program comprehensively designed to teach the necessary skills for safe operation of a commercial vehicle and acquire a Tanker and Hazmat endorsement. It is broken down into two sections – 60 hours of classroom training and 140 hours of road and range training. After completion of the program, individuals will have the skills needed to operate a commercial vehicle safely and take their Class A CDL test.

  • Hours: 200
  • Course Fee: $6,500
  • Non-resident Fee: $6,800
  • Schedule: Training offered on a rolling basis. Classes held Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Additional Requirements:

    Must be at least 18 years of age, maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record, and pass a Department of Transportation drug screen and physical.

Course Information

This program is a five-week training program comprehensively designed to teach the necessary skills for safe operation of a commercial vehicle and acquire a Tanker and Hazmat endorsement. It is broken down into two sections – 60 hours of classroom training and 140 hours of road and range training. The first 60 hours in the classroom will teach the skills necessary to pass the Class A permit, Tanker, Hazmat, Doubles, and Triples endorsement testing. The second part of the training will focus on road and range skills, such as execution of braking techniques, safely couple and uncouple a trailer, and properly execute 100 feet of straight-line backing.

Individuals who complete this program will be able to identify cab instruments and cargo handling safety, and understand how to execute air brake checks, basic shifting and gear selection, proper speed and space management, right and left-hand turning procedures, proper lane changes, use of on and off ramps, the crossing of railroad tracks, and parallel parking. Additional skills will be covered.

After completion of the program, individuals will have the skills needed to operate a commercial vehicle safely and take their Class A CDL test.

This program is on the Certified TAA/WIOA Training Programs/Providers List of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Workforce Development System. Contact your local CareerLink for more information on funding to help cover the cost of this program.

CDL Class A Program

This program is a four-week training program comprehensively designed to teach the necessary skills for safe operation of a commercial vehicle. It is broken down into two sections – 40 hours of classroom training and 120 hours of road, range, and skills training. After completing the program, the necessary assistance will be provided to take the license examination. This program will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to obtain employment with local, regional, and national companies.

  • Hours: 160
  • Course Fee: $5,500
  • Non-resident Fee: $5,750
  • Schedule: Training offered on a rolling basis. Classes held Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Additional Requirements:

    Must be at least 18 years of age, maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record, and pass a Department of Transportation drug screen and physical.

Course Information

This program is a four-week training program comprehensively designed to teach the necessary skills for safe operation of a commercial vehicle.
It is broken down into two sections – 40 hours of classroom training and 120 hours of road, range, and skills training. The first 40 hours will teach the skills needed to pass the Class A permit test. The second part of the training will cover training on the road and range, while learning supplemental skills necessary to operate a commercial vehicle safely and be able to take the Class A CDL test.
After completing the program, the necessary assistance will be provided to take the license examination. This program will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to obtain employment with local, regional, and national companies.

Each student is responsible for covering the cost of permits, endorsements, and Department of Transportation drug screens and physicals.

This program is on the Certified TAA/WIOA Training Programs/Providers List of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Workforce Development System. Contact your local CareerLink for more information on funding to help cover the cost of this program.