At Dootson School of Trucking, your progress towards your truck driving license is our top priority. With that in mind, we offer a flexible, private truck driving training program tailor-made to your unique needs.

How it Works

Our truck driving training is conducted by qualified professionals with the chief goal of preparing you to pass your California Commercial Drivers License test. You may take as many private 30-minute driving lessons as you wish, until you feel totally confident and ready to head to the DMV to try for your license.

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Get the ball rolling with a no-obligation introductory lesson for just $48. If you like being behind the wheel of a big rig, you can meet one on one with a Dootson rep to discuss your training schedule and future career path. Choose day, evening, or weekend classes that fit your schedule and your timetable, and proceed at your own pace. Your private instructor will make sure you master all the driving techniques needed for the CDL test. You can also request instruction in defensive driving and fleet safety.

In order to participate in the hands-on truck driving training, you do not need to have your CDL permit. If you need help getting it, you might consider taking our short CDL Permit Class to help you pass the written exam.

The Dootson Difference

At Dootson, we don’t just abandon new drivers to the mercy of the job market after graduation. Instead, we work closely with each Dootson School of Trucking graduate to help them find a position in the trucking field of their choice. Whether you are interested in long haul, short haul, bottom ends, gas tankers, gravel trucks, etc., we have the contacts and resources to help you land your first job.

National long haul carriers hiring Dootson graduates include C.R. England, Schneider National, Swift Transportation, CRST, U.S. Xpress, May Trucking Company, Stevens Transport, and FFE Transportation.

Dootson is on the State’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) and welcomes participants referred by the following funding sources: WIA (Workforce Investment Act), VA (Veterans Affairs–GI Bill Chapters 30 & 33), state and private vocational rehabilitation agencies, and Bureau for Indian Affairs.

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