Commercial Truck Driver Training (CDL)
Prepare for a career as a short haul truck driver

A row of semi trucks.

The Commercial Truck Driver Training Program is a 12-week program that prepares students for a career as a port-container freight hauler and includes assisting graduates with placement within our Harbor Trucking Association network of local drayage companies. It is a combination of both classroom learning and behind the wheel training.

Currently, the job placement rate for successful graduates is over 70%. Priority consideration is given to US Veterans and their spouses. Orientation sessions for those interested in the program last approximately 2 hours and are mandatory for all applicants. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be at least 23 years old.
  • Must pass the intake assessment and interview.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Must hold a current, valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to present a clean 10-year driving history report (H6).
  • Must 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 given to U.S. Veterans)

Required Documents

  • Official DMV 10-year driving history report (H6).
  • Valid Driver’s License and Social Security Card.
  • Current resume.
  • DD214 (only for Veterans).

Orientation Dates

Date Time
Thursday, Oct. 25 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 7 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Nov. 13 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Monday, Nov. 26 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Nov. 4 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursday, Dec. 13 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Orientations will be held in Building O-2 on the LAC campus.