Road Skills

At Shelly Truck Driving School, students receive hands-on experience to learn practical driving skills. By the end of the four-week course, students are comfortable behind the wheel of a big rig, having handled a truck on the highway and in the city. By learning these basic road skills, students are prepared for their CDL road test and to start their driving career.


Real World Training

Every student enrolled at Shelly Truck Driving School receives 3 weeks of hands-on training, half of which occurs in our simulator and on the roads of York and Lancaster Counties. Instructors provide students with real-life situations, so they learn maneuvers and operations they will be doing every day on the job. This includes shifting, turning, and driving on various road conditions.


Road Skills Training Includes:

CDL training.  Truck driving instructor speaking to several students.

  • Highway
  • Rural Roads
  • City
  • Upshifting & Downshifting
  • Entering and exiting a highway
  • Right & left hand turns
  • Stopping and starting on grade
  • Curves and hills

Want to learn more about what to expect with the course and find out about tuition assistance? Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions and discover why Shelly Truck Driving School is the place to start your trucking career!

“Having just graduated from this school, I felt compelled to leave a review for the school. The school as a whole, but especially the staff made this an all-around great experience. I started this school with no working knowledge of driving a tractor and trailer combination. Today, I feel comfortable enough to now apply and work for a multitude of companies with the skills learned there. Thank you Dom for putting together such a great school and staff to support it. Good luck to all my classmates, nothing but the best wishes for you all! 🚚 🚛 Anyone looking to learn a new, essential and marketable career needs to check this school out!!”
— Geoff Hare (Google Review)

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Emily Sensenich (Google Review)

I just passed my CDL road test last week and I couldn’t have done it without Shelley Truck Driving School. All the instructors are super informative and respectful. This school doesn’t even compare to any of the other truck driving school that I looked into. Awesome job guys!

Jim Rowe (Google Review)

Attending this school put me on a path to better my life and allows me to go anywhere and find employment. The instructors at this school are TOP notch and I learned valuable things from everyone of them! I highly recommend this school to anyone thinking of getting their CDL.

Amazing what they do in less than 30 days!

Shawn Burkey (Google Review)

I graduated today and this has been hands down the best experience I’ve had at a school. The instructor’s are top notch and will get you where you need to be! Thank you to everyone at the school for the knowledge and experience. You got the one snowman I’m eastbound and down!

Adam Dudas (Google Review)

The instructors really make this class and school. From the class room to driving to the skills, it has been a very fun learning environment for the past 4 weeks. I ALMOST FORGOT I WAS IN SCHOOL! In my opinion no other school should be considered.

Brian Eckert (Google Review)

This is an amazing school, with top notch instructors. During my time there, I learned from all of the instructors and they each had different things to teach and add to the training. This school not only gets you prepared for the CDL test, but also teaches skills that give you a head start once you are out and working. The patience of these instructors is top tier.

Shel Gray (Google Review)

Shelly was a Great experience for someone like me who was changing careers. They provide a relaxed but focused atmosphere where anyone can learn the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain a CDL. You really get the feel that the instructors care about your well-being and goal for getting a CDL. I would recommend this school to anyone looking into getting their CDL.