Berks Career and Technology Center offers future truck drivers training behind the wheel

Posted: 9:52 AM EDT Sep 17, 2013   Updated: 9:53 AM EDT Sep 17, 2013
BERN TWP., Pa. -

The Berks Career and Technology Center is putting future truck and bus drivers on the right path.

The school cut the ribbon at its new driving center at Route 183 and Hilltop Road in Bern Township.

Students going for a commercial driver's license will get experience in the classroom and in the driver's seat.

"Our students will have one-on-one behind the wheel practice starting out at this site, off road site, where they will practice behind the wheel and practice different maneuvers, how to back up the truck, how to move the truck around," said Robert Lees, BCTC.

The training center is on the site of the former Lincoln Hotel, which was destroyed by fire in 2009.