THIRD PARTY

CDL SKILLS TESTING

Long Motor Buses, Inc. is an approved Commonwealth of Pennsylvania CDL skills third party testing location since 1996.

 

You must be scheduled at least 48 hours prior to testing. It is best to call us after you receive your permit to schedule your test well in advance.

 

You will have an opportunity to get comfortable with our trucks.

 

We give you time to practice your vehicle inspection and backing skills before testing begins.

 

Weekday testing only

 

 

Call (814) 342-0195 (ext.2) for pricing details and to schedule an appointment utilizing our equipment or yours.

Testing is conducted at our Philipsburg location:

721 Troy-Hawk Run Hwy. Philipsburg PA. 16866

* Important links for PA. CDL information and FORMS *

 

187 pages

 

YOU MUST STUDY THESE DOCUMENTS BEFORE TESTING

Auto Failure if not performed correctly

Print the Memory Aid only. page 11-9. You may use this during the test. Do not write any notes on it

Study guide only. May not be used during test

We offer skills testing for all types of commercial vehicles. Testing vehicles are provided or you can use your own

A Commercial Driverʼs License (CDL) is required to operate any of the following Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVʼs):

  1. A combination of vehicles with a gross combination (GCWR) weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.

  2. A single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds.

  3. A vehicle designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.

  4. A school bus designed to carry 11 passengers or more, including the driver.

  5. Any size vehicle which transports hazardous materials and is required to be placarded in accordance with Department regulations.

 

Classifications

With the implementation of the Commercial Driver Licensing Program, Pennsylvania adopted a new classification system. CDL classifications include:

 

Class A

A Class A license is issued to those persons 18 years of age or older who have demonstrated their qualifications to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the gross vehicle weight rating of the vehicle or vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds. The holder of a Class A license is qualified to operate vehicles for which a Class B or Class C license is issued. Where required, appropriate endorsements must be obtained.

 

Class B

A Class B license is issued to those persons 18 years of age or older who have demonstrated their qualifications to operate any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more or any such vehicle towing a vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating of not more than 10,000 pounds. The holder of a Class B license is qualified to operate vehicles for which a Class C license is issued. Where required, appropriate endorsements must be obtained.

 

Class C

A Class C license is issued to those persons 18 years of age or older who have demonstrated their qualifications to operate any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of not more than 26,000 pounds or any combination of vehicles, except combination vehicles involving motorcycles, that does not meet the definition of a Class A or Class B vehicle. Where required, appropriate endorsements must be obtained.