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.
- Gauges and instruments
- Pre-trip inspection and safety
- Proper shifting techniques
- Brake systems and adjustments
- 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.
To begin College of the Redwoods' Truck Driver Training Program, students 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 are held from 6p.m. - 8p.m. at 525 D St. Eureka, CA in room 111/112 on: Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, Wednesday, Oct. 4th, Tuesday, Oct. 10th & Thursday, Oct. 12th
Eligibility will be discussed further in the mandatory informational meeting. It is important to speak with the instructor at the informational meeting before completing any of the tasks below. 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
Next Informational Meetings: October 3rd, 4th, 10th or 12th, 2017 - Only need to attend one meeting.
Mandatory Pre-Class Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 17 - 26, 2017 - Students must attend all of these meetings.
Flyer: Click Here
Dates: October 30 - December 13, 2017 This is an intensive six-week course!
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Additional driving time will be arranged with the instructor
Time: 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.
Location: 525 D Street Eureka, CA RM 111/112
Instructor: Gene Stiles
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 (044357)
5 hours $695 (044358)
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