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College's Workforce Development Institute Now Offering CDL Class A License Training

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

CDL Class A Tractor-Trailer License TrainingHudson Valley Community College is partnering with the All Star Driving and Tractor Trailer School to offer a 68-hour Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A tractor trailer license training course for those interested in entering the commercial transportation industry.

The course, which is offered in Albany, is designed to accommodate individuals with little or no experience in tractor-trailer driving. It includes 32 hours of classroom instruction and 36 hours of on-the-road training, focusing on the Department of Motor Vehicles’ CDL exam and industry requirements. This course also counts towards the 160 hours of training required for employment by most transportation companies and their insurance providers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the commercial trucking industry is expected to add more than 300,000 new jobs between 2010 and 2020.

A new four-week course is scheduled to begin each month, including Oct. 14, Nov. 4 and Dec. 16. For more information, contact the Workforce Development Institute at (518) 629-4827 or

For more than 20 years, Hudson Valley Community College’s Corporate Programs and Workforce Development Institute (WDI), has provided high quality, reasonably priced programs that meet the staff training needs of business and industry communities, and the career-skills needs of individuals. With college faculty and experts in the field, the WDI develops and teaches customized, client-specific training programs for staff and management, and also provides industry-specific courses through open registration. Training is offered in traditional classroom, online, and blended classroom/online formats, and is also available on-site for business clients.

Through Corporate Programs and Workforce Development, the college provides fast-track training programs to help individuals further their career-path goals, and to help businesses achieve higher standards and maintain a competitive edge.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers 75 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.