Community Education

Truck Driver Training

Truck Driving: Getting on the Road to Your Future . . .

College of the Redwoods Truck Driver Training Program teaches background information, break-in skills, and offers behind-the-wheel training preparation for most trucking jobs. This intensive six-week course has 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of "behind-the-wheel" instruction. Each student receives 45 additional hours of observation time in the truck.

Truck image Subjects include:

  • Gauges and instruments
  • Pre-trip inspection and safety
  • Proper shifting techniques
  • Brake systems and adjustments
  • Paperwork
  • How to seek employment

Upon completion of the course, the instructor will schedule the student's DMV road test. If students pass the road test, they will receive their Class-A license.

Getting Started:

To begin College of the Redwoods' Truck Driver Training Program, a student must attend an informational meeting. This is an opportunity to receive an application and information packet about the program. Instructors will give a summary of what to expect from the program. Potential students will also be able to hear about financing plans and possible funding resources for students who are eligible.

Informational Meetings:

March 6th, 10th or 14th 2017
Time: 6:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.


Eligibility will be discussed further in the mandatory informational meeting. To attend the College of the Redwoods' Truck Driving Program, a student must be at least 18 years of age and have:
  • California Class A Learner's Permit
  • Medical Exam
  • Current DMV License Record Print-out
  • D.O.T. Drug Screen
  • Be Registered in the Program
  • Pass a Basic Skills Test (Reading, Writing and Math)

Truck Driving Training Program

Mandatory Pre-Class Meetings: March 24, 27 & 31, 2017

Program dates: April 3 - May 12, 2017

This is an intensive six-week course.

Classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

There is additional time with the truck arranged with students and the instructors in the mornings, afternoon, and/or weekends.

Fee: $4,295

Additional fees may be paid by the student to DMV and for medical screen.

Payment Plan Available!
Down Payment: $1,000
Monthly Payment: $549.17 for 6 months

Truck Driving Refresher Course

Students are eligible to attend refresher if they have attended a truck driving program or have had a CDL previously. Call (707) 476-4500 for more information and scheduling.

10 hours $1,095 (040104)
5 hours $695 (040102)

Refund Policy

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  • Eureka Main Campus
  • 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
  • Eureka, CA 95501
  • 707-476-4100