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CDL Training School in Pennsylvania

At New Castle School of Trades, students train to become safety-conscious drivers in the trucking industry. During the Class A CDL Training at the New Castle, PA Campus, students will be able to utilize a balance of classroom instruction and hands-on behind-the-wheel training. Students will be prepared to pass both the DMV written CDL exam and the skills test.

New Castle School of Trades is approved by the Training Provider Registry and FMCSA to continue CDL training under the new Entry-Level Driver Training Mandate (ELDT Mandate) going into effect on February 7, 2022. Read more about the ELDT Mandate here: Entry-Level Driver Training Mandate.

The Commercial Truck Driving Program is no longer offered at our East Liverpool Campus. If you are interested in our Commercial Truck Driver Program, please contact us, and we would be happy to give you details about our program available in New Castle, PA.

Begin a Trucking Career with a Class A CDL

New Castle School of Trade’s CDL training in PA will educate trainees on the basics of trucking equipment, truck driving, and the trucking industry. Class A CDL training prepares students to land an entry-level job operating a Class A commercial motor vehicle. Class A vehicles are defined as any combination of vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the GVWR of the vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds. 

With the training provided by our truck driving school in New Castle, graduates can become truck drivers in a diverse range of industries. Once the individual earns their Commercial Driver’s License, they will meet the qualifications to begin entry-level positions such as:

  • Long-haul / Over-the-Road driver (OTR)
  • Local truck driver
  • Heavy Equipment Hauling
  • Delivery truck driver

Commercial Truck Driving at NCST – New Castle, PA

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Commercial Truck Driving is a short-term program that takes a few weeks to complete at the New Castle, PA Campus.
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The Commercial Truck Driving Program is full-time and available for daytime weekday training at the New Castle Campus.
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At the end of the Commercial Truck Driving Program, graduates will take their Commercial Driver's License skills test to earn their Class A CDL.

New Castle School of Trades’ CDL Training students will take their Commercial Driver’s License skills test at Truck Testing Services (TTS) in Pulaski, Pennsylvania. TTS is certified by the PA Department of Transportation (Cert #23074) as a third-party CDL test site for Class A, B, and C commercial vehicles. Truck Testing Services primarily serves the CDL testing needs of current CLP holders from Pennsylvania and Ohio as well as individuals from any state with a valid CLP from their state of residence.

I don’t even know where to start with the amount of excellence of the faculty of the New Castle School of Trades learning facility. I had some challenging times and every instructor there (and I mean every instructor) lent a hand to aid me to complete the course and receive my CDL license. It was difficult at times, but every teacher was a great cheerleader as well as an instructor. I got the push I needed as well as the laughs and encouragement to complete the course. If you’re looking for a course to get a CDL license, look no further. New Castle School of Trades is the way to go!


Anonymous, New Castle Graduate 

Class B CDL Training

New Castle School of Trades is now approved for Class B CDL training to pair with our Class A training. The Class B training trains students to operate Class B commercial vehicles. Drivers must meet the same qualifications set forth by the FMCSA and pass the DOT physical. Graduates of the Class B program will be eligible to drive vehicles such as dump trucks, buses, delivery trucks, and more. The Class B CDL program is 82.5 hours long.

Train Today and Hit the Road in a Few Weeks

Whether someone plans to attend our commercial truck driving school full-time or part-time, the opportunity for a lucrative and rewarding truck driving career is waiting. New Castle School of Trades has been helping students obtain new careers for more than 75 years.

Completing NCST’s industry-recognized CDL training shows employers the hands-on training you have already received. When pairing that with our career services program, it’s easy to see why this will be one of the best choices anyone could make.

At NCST, we’re dedicated to giving you experienced CDL training in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia to help you on your way to a bright future. Your career as a professional truck driver is just around the corner. Get on the road to success today by giving us a call at 1-833-352-0808!