Sage Truck Driving School
New Berlin, PA 17855
PHONE: (570) 966-1031
WEBSITE: Sage Truck Driving School
SAGE offers a wide variety of truck driving and CDL training programs to meet the needs of students and employers. SAGE’s basic CDL training program is designed based upon the entry-level truck driver certification standards set by The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI). PTDI is the country’s foremost advocate of national CDL training standards for truck driving schools. Each training program is patterned after the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Proposed Minimum Standards for Training Tractor Trailer Drivers. The programs are continually improved and updated by the schools’ program advisory committee, comprised of a broad base of the trucking industry. Not all programs are available at every location. Selected CDL training program descriptions are provided below.
The truck driving school admissions process is simple and straightforward. All applicants are required to complete an Enrollment Application, provide a copy of a valid driver’s license and a copy of a physical examination on a DOT form (available at the School). Students must be able to pass a drug screen if administered. Admission is open to high school graduates/GED (or those who complete an ability-to-benefit test). Applicants must possess a driving record free of current serious violations. Applicants who satisfy these criteria are asked to sign an Enrollment Agreement.
PROCEDURES FOR ENROLLING AT TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL
Please contact the School to discuss your qualifications and how this opportunity can serve you. A School staff member will interview applicants for admission through a personal interview or, for those who cannot visit the School in person, a telephone interview. Applicants are encouraged to visit the School. Staff members explain the SAGE training programs and graduation requirements, provide information about the professional trucking industry, job placement assistance and statistics, the costs of training and financing available, and provide a catalog and other information about the School. Staff members make every effort to provide a realistic understanding of the nature of the trucking industry so the applicants can make intelligent training and career choices in light of their aptitudes and interests. Students are expected to make a reasonable independent judgment as to whether trucking is right for them.