Commercial Truck Driver Training (CDL)

A group picture of participants in the Commercial Truck Driver program.

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. 

  • 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 driving history.
  • 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.

Applicants interested in moving forward with this 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).
To find out about the next orientation please contact Workforce Development