YCST Truck Driving Program

Program Profile


The 200 hour Class A program is offered as a full-time class operating Monday through Thursday, 7:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. requiring approximately five weeks for completion. Part time week-end classes 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. requiring approximately twelve week-ends to complete. The program consists of three phases: Classroom, Yard, and Road Time.

For class schedules call (717) 747-2130 Ext. 5501

Classroom Coverage

Preparation for written exams includes:

  • General Knowledge
  • Air Brakes
  • Combinations
  • Doubles/Triples
  • Haz-Mat
  • Tankers

Other areas covered:

  • State and Federal Laws
  • Driver's Logs
  • Skid Control
  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Load and Weight Distribution
  • Map Reading and Trip Planning
  • National Safety Council Defensive Driving
  • Driver Qualifications
  • Driver Wellness

Yard Coverage

  • Straight-Line Backing
  • Blind-Side Parallel Parking
  • Sight-Side Parallel Parking
  • Alley Docking
  • Off-Set Backing and Docking
  • Coupling/Uncoupling
  • Pre-Trip

Road Coverage

  • Shifting
  • Missed Gear Recovery
  • Entrance and Exit Ramps
  • Cornering
  • Turns
  • Traffic Association
  • Defensive Driving
  • Interstate, Rural and City Roads