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Career Center Resources

The mission of the Next Generation in Trucking Association is to promote trucking as a positive career field; to create and partner with career technical education (CTE) programs at secondary and postsecondary institutions; and encourage the training of young people in the trucking industry by connecting them to training and employment opportunities. Visit our website at or email Lindsey Trent at

FMCSA established the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program (SDAP) to meet requirements set forth by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

This three-year program will help individuals ages 18, 19, and 20 explore interstate trucking careers and help trucking companies hire and train new drivers through an apprenticeship pilot program.

Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program | FMCSA (

Trucking Jobs - Interested in a Career as a Professional ?

Western States Oil - Lubricants Manager
Please contact Anna Berry
1790 South 10th St.
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 292-1041

Attend Truck Driving School with an Eligible Training Provider

California’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) was established in compliance with the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 and amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 to provide customer-focused employment training resources for adults and dislocated workers. Individuals interested in becoming a truck driver may qualify to receive funding to attend a truck driving school that is on the Eligible Training Provider List.

Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions related to getting started as a driver in the trucking industry.

Trucking Track Mentoring Program
Are you a veteran interested in transitioning to a career in the trucking industry? Learn how you can break into the industry as a professional driver through The Trucking Track Mentoring Program.

The Trucking Track Mentoring Program assists veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses in finding great careers in the trucking industry. The Mentoring Program was established to address the industry's need for skills developed from all military backgrounds to fill over 300,000 open positions.

Troops to Trucks - Military Waiver Program for CDL Driving Test
Through the Troops to Trucks program, the DMV is making it easier for personnel trained by the military in the operation of heavy vehicles to obtain a civilian commercial driver license (CDL). A commercial driver's license is required in California to operate large trucks and buses.

The Troops to Trucks program allows the DMV to waive the CDL driving test for qualified military service members who are or were employed within the last year, in a military position requiring the operation of a military motor vehicle equivalent to a commercial motor vehicle on public roads and highways.

Truck Driving Programs

California Career Schools
Anaheim, CA
(714) 635-6585

Patterson Joint Unified School District
Patterson, CA
Dave Dein, Instructor
​(209) 648-3003
Patterson Truck Driving Program

Shasta College
Redding, CA
Becky Roe, SR. Project Coordinator of Forest Health & Logging
(530) 355-9196
Shasta Truck Driving Program