CDL Program

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Penn Commercial, a business and technical school that helps students excel in their careers using hands on training with affordable tuition, visited Jefferson-Morgan juniors to talk about the CDL program for the 2020-2021 school year.

A CDL, commercial drivers license, is required to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 LBS or more, provided the towed vehicle is heavier than 10,000 LBS. A CDL comes in three classes; Class A, Class B, and Class C.

With a Class A CDL and the proper endorsements, you would be allowed to drive the following vehicles; tractor-trailers, truck and trailer combinations, tank vehicles, livestock carriers, and flatbeds. With a Class B CDL and the proper endorsements, you would be allowed to drive the following vehicles; straight trucks, large passenger buses, segmented buses, box trucks, dump trucks with small trailer, tractor-trailers. With a Class C CDL and the proper endorsements, you would be allowed to drive the following vehicles; small HazMat vehicles, passenger van, combination vehicles not covered by Classes A or B. (A Class C commercial driver’s license is required to operate a vehicle that is designed to transport 16 or more occupants (including you, the driver) or transport hazardous materials (HazMat), materials that are classified as hazardous under federal law.)

For more information on the program or about a CDL please email Mr. Robinson at [email protected] !