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Commercial Driver Training Program
College Advancement & Economic Development

Truck Driver

Long Beach City College (LBCC), in cooperation with the State of California and the Harbor Trucking Association (HTA) and its employer membership, has developed a professional training program that will educate, certify and license students for employment as a short-haul Class A Commercial Truck Drivers with clearance to operate within our local port complexes. The training includes hazardous freight endorsement and CSA2010 safety review.

This 14-week program prepares students for a career as port containerized freight haulers and includes assisting graduates with placement within our HTA partner network of local drayage companies. Interested applicants are responsible for providing eligibility documentation that may require a processing fee, plus a DMV testing and licensing fee.

This program’s seven instructional modules include:
1. Introduction to Commercial Driving
2. Owner/Operator Entrepreneurship
3. Port Terminal Access & Procedures
4. Clean Truck Operator Maintenance
5. Hazardous Materials Certification
6. Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety
7. Commercial Driver Training & Licensing

Upcoming Cohorts:

Cohort 24: July 24-October 11, 2017

Cohort 25: September 18-December 6, 2017

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Students interested in the program must complete the following:

  • Attend the mandatory one-hour orientation
  • Meet the eligibility requirements, which include the following:
    • Be at least 23 years old
    • Must pass the intake assessment and interview (2 hours)
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Must hold a current, valid driver's license
    • Must be able to present a clean driving history
    • Much be physically able to attain a CDL (49CFR 391.41)
    • Must be able to pass a security background check
    • Must be able to pass a drug/alcohol test
  • Priority consideration is given to U.S. Veterans and their spouses

    Applicants interested in moving forward with the program will need to provide the following:

    • Official DMV 10-year driving history report (H6)
    • Valid Driver's License and Social Security card
    • Resume
    • DD214 (only for Veterans)

In August 2016, LBCC received a grant from the California Community Colleges' Chancellor's Office to continue the CDL program. 

"So far, the Harbor Driver Training Program has been successful, with 142 people completing the program to date and a 70 percent job placement rate."  Read More!        

For more information

Contact Workforce Development

(562) 938-3064