Class A License Truck Driving

Class A License Truck Driving Course Description:

Start your career in the trucking industry! Goodwill of Silicon Valley will pay the cost of tuition for Coast to Coast Trucking School for eligible individuals. You must obtain your Class A Permit and all preferred endorsements before you can complete your application for this training program.  

Goodwill will provide career readiness support prior to your enrollment with Coast to Coast Trucking School. While enrolled at Coast to Coast Trucking school you will learn how to perform inspections and drive behind the wheel in a manual double-clutch truck. By successfully completing this program you will earn your Class A License to pursue a Commercial Truck Driving career. 

You are responsible to 

  • Earn your DMV Class A permit with endorsements 
  • Review the DMV Requirements on How to Apply for a Commercial Learner’s Permit: here 
  • Study for and pass Permit test: general knowledge of driving a commercial vehicle, air brakes, and combinations, as well as any endorsements of your choosing: hazmat, double and triple trailers, and tanker vehicles 
  • Attend scheduled meetings with CTE Staff prior to enrollment in the Class A Program 
  • Provide proof of earning Commercial Class A Permit prior to enrolling in training 
  • Attend scheduled training sessions with Coast to Coast Trucking School 
  • Provide updates on job search to gain assistance in finding employment 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Must have a valid CA Driver’s License with 3-year driving history 
  • Must have Class A Commercial Learner’s Permit with Endorsements 
  • Must be 21 years or older 
  • Must have a Clean Driving Record 
  • Currently unemployed or underemployed 
  • Current resident of Santa Clara County 
  • Eligible to work in the USA with proof of documentation 
  • Must have reliable transportation to get to training site 
  • In good physical health; ability to stand for 6-8 hours and lift up to 50 lbs 

Training Information: 

Coast to Coast Truck Driving hours: Tuesday through Saturday,  8:00am – 2:00pm 

Location: 740 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA 95126 

Required training hours to earn license: 180 hours minimum (6 – 8 weeks) 

Session Information: 

Classes are ongoing. Earn your Class A Commercial Learner’s Permit to apply. 

This program is facing high demand and has limited capacity. 

CTE – Career Technical Education

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