CDL TRAINING

Join the Truck Driving

PROGRAM AT ROSEDALE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Searching for a career that puts you in the driver’s seat of your future?  A career as a truck driver can take you out of the office and onto the road to an essential career with high demand.

Without qualified truck drivers on the road, many of the goods needed and desired by consumers wouldn’t make it to the hands of consumers: food and beverages, paper products, hospital supplies, online purchases, and fuel are just some of the many items that rely on the trucking industry.

By investing a short amount of time for proper training, graduates complete this course with job-ready skills and the driving experience needed to obtain a Class A CDL that can get them on the road to a rewarding career that can be filled with travel, new people, and exciting opportunities.

Whether you are looking to travel the country or deliver locally there are many opportunities available for Class A CDL drivers.

Are you ready to get started?  Contact us to learn more about our truck driver training program.

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EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE

Rosedale Tech can offer through our live, in-person training geared towards helping students take charge of their future career head-on.

OBTAINING A COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE AND ENDORSEMENTS

In order to drive certain types of commercial vehicles, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required by the federal government. Our 10-week truck driving program trains students for the Class A CDL, which allows drivers to operate combination vehicles with a combined average weight of over 26,001 pounds.

Once CDL is obtained, individuals can also apply for additional CDL endorsements for specific industries like hazardous materials, school bus or passenger vehicles, or tank vehicles.

In order to be eligible for obtaining a CDL, individuals have to meet certain eligibility requirements based on current state and federal guidelines.  Our facility is an Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) certified facility.

At the beginning of the CDL program, students who pass the CDL permit test will move forward into the driving portion of the course.  Upon completing the required hours of on-the-road training, students will then take the CDL test.  If a student passes the test and receives a CDL, they will then be eligible to apply for Class A CDL positions.

What is the

JOB OUTLOOK FOR CDL TRUCK DRIVERS?

The primary role of a truck driver is to transport goods from one location to another on short routes or longer treks across states or even the entire country.

Currently, there is a shortage of CDL drivers across the United States. This shortage has created a unique opportunity for individuals to pursue a career in this industry. Because many employers seek quality drivers with job-ready skills, our graduates have a good chance of transitioning seamlessly from the truck driving program to a career with many opportunities. Although employment is not guaranteed, Rosedale Tech graduates are in high demand.

With a CDL, students who complete the program can pursue a job in multiple industries that include driving large vehicles and trucks, including but not limited to:

  • Long-haul truck drivers
  • Local truck drivers
  • Delivery truck drivers
  • Dump truck drivers
  • Van drivers
  • Tractor-trailer drivers


Depending on the endorsements students add to their CDL, graduates may also pursue careers driving passenger vans, hazardous materials, or other specialized CDL positions.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,

1,951,600
TRUCK DRIVING JOBS

in 2020, with an expected growth of 122,100 jobs by 2030

Some of the employers that have hired our CDL graduates include:

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Truck driving is no easy task and is not for everyone.  It requires someone with the skills, work ethic, physical capability, and right personality to fit the various positions.  While over-the-road positions offer drivers an opportunity to see parts of the country they may not have visited before, it can require long hours alone and extended periods of time away from home.  Local delivery positions may allow for someone to work a regular schedule and be home during the evenings, but may also require good customer service skills as they may be engaging with customers during their delivery routes.

HEAR FROM STUDENTS OF ROSEDALE

Gaining a CDL enabled me to provide a secure, decent income for myself and my family, and I am thankful for that.

Ron Smith

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ABOUT ROSEDALE’S CDL TRAINING

Since 2010, Rosedale Tech has been named a Best Place to Work in Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh Business Times, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and is licensed by the Pennsylvania Board of Private Licensed Schools.  In 2018, Rosedale Tech ranked 11th on Forbes’ list of top 25 trade schools.

These awards in excellence reflect our high teaching and hands-on training standards as we prepare each student for their Class A CDL.

We believe in training our students in real-world scenarios using equipment similar to what they will find when they enter the workforce. Here are a few ways our students receive this specialized and comprehensive CDL training.

Learn to Drive in Actual Driving Scenarios

Our program takes students on the road with our real-world training for truck drivers. Throughout the course, students gain pre-trip and on-the-road experience driving manual transmission trucks.

What’s holding you back from getting started? No experience is required to sign up for our CDL training program. Our instructors bring decades of driving experience to the program and guide students on safe driving techniques, ensuring they have the experience and confidence needed to test for their CDL.

Attend Comprehensive CDL Training Courses

In Rosedale’s 10-week CDL training course, students can learn:

  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Vehicle systems
  • Driving operations and safety
  • Driving skills
Receive the Necessary Training to Obtain a CDL and a Career after Graduation

Getting a CDL requires training at a certified Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) facility.  Rosedale Tech is a certified ELDT facility. After completing Rosedale Tech’s training course, students will be ready to take the Class A CDL test. Individuals who pass the test will be prepared to enter the workforce as a Class A CDL driver. We don’t guarantee job placement, but we do guarantee the support of faculty and staff as we use our extensive network of employers to help students and graduates find a position that matches their career goals.

Choose a Schedule that Works for You

One comment our graduates consistently make, especially in the CDL training program, is that their time at Rosedale Tech flies by quickly.  Our programs can be completed in less than two years and are geared towards getting students trained and ready to enter the workforce. In order to help facilitate a work-life balance, we offer a four-day school week.

Financial Aid Options

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. 

Worried about how to pay for school? Many of our students qualify for some type of financial assistance. We offer a process that pairs accepted students with a financial aid coordinator to help customize a financial aid plan that may include eligible grants, loans, and other awards. We will also assist with the application for federal financial aid.

We are proud to support members of the military community as they transition back to civilian life.  Our financial aid team includes members who are VA certified and can help military students navigate their military benefits for education.

Why Choose Rosedale Technical College

FOR YOUR CDL TRAINING?

Are You Ready to Start Your Training Through Our CDL Training Program?
Whether you become a CDL driver or go down another career path, Rosedale Technical College offers a variety of highly immersive trade school programs. You can talk with an advisor to find the best fit for your interests and knowledge.