Baltimore Truck Driving School
If you are looking to earn your CDL and enter the trucking industry in the Baltimore, Maryland area, consider Shelly Truck Driving School. Based in nearby York, PA, Shelly is a certified commercial driving instruction school that’s less than an hour’s drive from downtown Baltimore.
Incorporating classroom instruction, time on a truck driving simulator, and hands-on training, our course runs 4 weeks long with 160 hours of supervised instruction. After you graduate from Shelly Truck Driving School, you’ll be ready for your career in the truck driving industry.
Why Choose Shelly Truck Driving School?
Short commute from Baltimore
Works with your schedule
New classes start bi-weekly
Why Attend Truck Driving School in Pennsylvania?
Recently, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) changed the process for earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL). Prior to the rules change, you needed to take your CDL examination in Maryland to obtain your CDL license. But now the law says that you can attend truck driving school and take the CDL test in another state, so long as you get your permit in Maryland.
What this means for you is that you have more choices for where you attend truck driving school. No longer are you limited to the small selection of schools in Maryland. Instead, you can drive a short distance north into Pennsylvania and attend a school like Shelly Truck Driving School.
For students living in the Baltimore area, Shelly Truck Driving School is less than an hour north on Interstate 83. And if you live in northeastern Maryland or Baltimore County, we are even closer. Simply take I-83 North, get off at York exit 19, and our truck driving school is less than 2 miles away.
Trucking Industry in Maryland and Baltimore
According to the US DOT, 332 million tons of freight are trucked through Maryland each year, with freight flow valued at over $400 billion dollars (source). The trucking industry is responsible for carrying 88% of total manufactured tonnage in the state (source). Much of this is due to the port of Baltimore as well as the large number of interstate highways running through Maryland.
Baltimore has a rich history of being a key transportation hub in the Mid-Atlantic states, due to its position at the intersection of shipping, railroads, and highways. Thanks to the port of Baltimore – which is #9 in the US for ports according to dollar value of cargo – trucking companies stay busy transporting goods to and from the ships and their destination.
Baltimore city and county – which includes Timonium, Towson, and Dundalk – contains some vital arteries of the Interstate Highway System. Interstates 95 and 83 connect Maryland and points south with Pennsylvania, Delaware, and beyond. Interstate 70 works its way west to Frederick and Hagerstown in Maryland. The Baltimore Beltway (I-695) provides crucial highway connections for the suburbs surrounding Baltimore. And the Baltimore-Washington Parkway is essential for commuters working in the nation’s capital, even if part of the road is closed to commercial traffic.