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College of the Redwoods – Eureka, CA

525 D Street , Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 476-4500 | Website

Truck Driving: Getting on the Road to Your Futureā€¦

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.

Subjects include:

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.

Getting Started:

To begin College of the Redwoods' Truck Driver Training Program, students must attend an informational meeting (see below for next meeting dates). 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.


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 complete or provide the following:

Pass a Basic Skills Test (Reading, Writing and Math)

Copy of current license

Current DMV License Record Print-out

CDOT Medical Exam

DOT Drug Screen

California Class A Learner's Permit

Funding confirmed - If you are being sponsored, a sponsorship letter from the sponsoring agency is required by entrance requirements deadline

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