|CDL Third Party Testing in Pennsylvania may be an option |
for you to get your Commercial Drivers License.
In Pennsylvania, when you decide to take the skills portion for your CDL License you have two options - schedule a test at a PENNDOT Licensing Center or go to a certified third party CDL testing site. What you decide can really depend on your situation.
If you have access to a truck and/or trailer, then perhaps going through PENNDOT is a good option. You have no testing fees to pay. Having access to a truck and trailer is also great since you can practice until you feel comfortable taking your test and have the added advantage of really knowing the equipment much better than jumping into a truck for the first time.
However, if you do not have access to a truck and trailer, then going to a Third Party CDL Testing Site may be the option for you. That is just what I did so I will give you an overview of the CDL Skill testing I performed.
Here in Pennyslvania, the CDL Skill Testing portion has three separate phases. The first phase is the CDL Pre-trip Inspection, followed by the CDL Skill Test, and finally the CDL Road Test.
A third-party CDL testing site will charge you for administering the tests. In this case, if you take all three tests the fee is $125. If you need to take only one or two of the test (perhaps you previously passed one or two of the tests) the fee is $50 per section. If you need to use the site's equipment, the fee was $250 - which also allows you to used the equipment to take the test until however many times you need to take the test. In another words, the equipment fee is a one time fee only at Kuhn Transportation.
The guys at Kuhn Transportation are real nice people who will make you feel comfortable from the time you speak to them until you pass your Pennsylvania CDL Test.
I took my test using a dump truck that pulled a lowboy trailer. Before the test starts, you will be given an overview of the testing, what is expected of you, any questions you might have, and some free time to get a feel of the truck and trailer and use it around the lot to get used to it.
Once the testing starts, you can no longer ask the instructor any questions about the test. You can ask him to clarify his instructions if you don't understand what he is asking you to do.
If you are looking for a great Third Party CDL Testing Site in Pennsylvania give Kuhn Transportation a call and talk to Matt or Clayton. Their phone number is (570) 325-5614. They are located in Jim Thorpe, PA.