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Workforce and Community Education Classes

Truck Driving Training Program

"College of the Redwoods' Truck Driving course was life changing for me. It gave me the skills and confidence needed to pursue a career I can be successful and proud of" - Nakia Cook


Next Class Dates: March 2024

Step 1: Mandatory Informational Meeting

         Next Informational Meetings: February 5th, 2024, and February 7th, 2024 (Only need to attend one meeting)

        Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

         Location: 525 D St. Eureka CA 

Step 2: Attend Pre-Class Meetings

          Potential students must bring all required documents to 1st pre-class meeting

Step 3: Pass required drug screening (this is scheduled by CR)

Step 4: Random lottery drawing

Step 5: Finalize payment arrangements and registration (if selected)

Step 6: Attend mandatory orientation and begin program!


Program dates: March 18th - April 29th, 2024

This is an intensive six-week course!

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Behind-the-wheel will be 45 hours and observation will be 45 hours for a total of 90 hours in the truck.

Days and times will be arranged with the instructor and the rest of the class during the mandatory orientation.


Fee: $4,295 (Additional fees paid by the student to DMV, DOT Medical exam, drug screen)

---Potential students will learn about the payment plan and possible sponsorship opportunities.

Payment Plan Available!
Down Payment: $1,000
Monthly Payment: $599.17 for 6 months

Instructor: Steve Reis


About the program:

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 55 hours of lecture and 45 hours of "behind-the-wheel" instruction. Each student receives 45 additional hours of observation time in the truck.

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.

Subjects include:

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


To attend the College of the Redwoods' Truck Driving Program, a student must be at least 18 years of age and complete or provide the following:

  • Pass a Basic Skills Test (Reading, Writing and Math) - This is done at the informational meeting.

The following items will be required for entrance into the program. It is strongly recommended that you start working on these items as soon as possible and bring any of this documentation with you to the informational meeting.

  • Copy of current CA driver's license
  • Current DMV License Record  (must be printed within 1 week of pre-class meetings)
  • CDOT Medical Exam
  • California Class A Learner's Permit (these are valid for 6 months)
    • General Knowledge
    • Air Brakes
    • Combination Vehicles

Our office will send you for the following on a specific date and time based on the submission of the above items:

  • DOT Drug Screen

Contact us for more details

Phone: (707) 476-4500

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