Truck Driving Schools in California

We Show You Where the Best Truck Driving Schools in California are Located

We show you how to choose the best truck driving schools in California with our comprehensive list of state-mapped truck driving schools in California. On this page you will also find a list of truck driving schools in California that have been rated and reviewed by the students themselves using a 5 star rating system. Feel free to bookmark this page for future reference by pressing Ctrl-D on your keyboard. Usted puede cambiar el texto en esta página a español con el botón Google Translater ubicado ya sea en el izquierdo lado o el inferior de esta página web.

California Truck Driving Schools Information

Total Number of Schools:                                     162
Average Number of Students:                                27
Average School Tuition Cost:                         $1,177
Average School Loan Amount:                       $5,286
Average Scholarship Award:                           $1,164

California Heavy Truck Driver Jobs Information

Number of Truckers Employed:                          126,490
Average Yearly Salary:                                         $42,530
Average Monthly Pay:                                            $3,544
Average Weekly Pay:                                                $818
Average Hourly Wage:                                           $20.45
National Average Salary:                                     $38,700

California heavy truck driver jobs information was current as of May 2013 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here is the state-mapped list of truck driving schools in California. There is a more detailed list of truck driving schools in California located at the bottom of this page. 

Map 1 of Truck Driving Schools in California

TitleCategoryAddressDescription
1. 101 School of Trucking 3897 Market Street, Ventura, CA 93003
2. A-1 Truck Driving School 27910 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545
3. A-1 Truck Driving School 4901-A Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94601
4. AB Truck & Bus Driving School 1346 E. Taylor Street, San Jose, CA 95133
5. Academy of Truck Driving 2585 Buna Street, Bldg. 99, Oakland, CA 94607
6. Academy of Truck Driving 315 W. Fyffe Street, Suite B, Stockton, CA 95203
7. Action Driving School 3131 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
8. Advanced Career Institute 1728 N. Kelsey Street, Visalia, CA 93291
9. Advanced Career Institute 2953 S. East Avenue, Fresno, CA 93725
10. Advanced Career Institute 540 W. Olive Avenue, Porterville, CA 93257
11. Advanced School of Driving 13946 Jurupa Avenue, Fontana, CA 92337
12. AIT Truck Driver Training 14235 Slover Avenue, Fontana, CA 92337
13. AIT Truck Driver Training 18010 S. Figueroa Street, Gardena, CA 90248
14. Akal Truck & Bus Driving School 416 Fairview Road, Bakersfield, CA 93307
15. Alliance School of Trucking, Inc. 9410 Jordan Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311
16. America Truck Driving School 2210 N. Main Street, Suite B, Santa Ana, CA 92706
17. America Truck Driving School Training Yard, 1470 Pomona Road, Corona, CA 92882
18. America Truck Driving School Main Office, 1441 Pomona Road, Suite 1, Corona, CA 92882
19. America Truck Driving School 667 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
20. America's Truck Driving School 128 E. Terrace Way, Bakersfield, CA 93307
21. American Truck School 202 G Street, Suite 3, Antioch, CA 94509
22. American Truck School 5333 Valley View Road, El Sobrante, CA 94803
23. American Truck School LLC 8530 Commercial Way, Suite 3, Redding, CA 96002
24. Anthony Soto Employment Training Centers Santa Rosa Asset Center, 1015 Center Drive, Suite B, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
25. Area Truck Driving School 1180 Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050
26. Aztlan Trucking School 400 E. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90003
27. Bay Area Truck Driving School Main Office, 675 Hegenberger Road, Suite 215, Oakland , CA 94621
28. Bay Area Truck Driving School Training Yard, 8255 San Leandro Street, Oakland, CA 94621
29. Bulldog Truck Driving School 3706 McCall Avenue, Suite 109, Selma, CA 93662-2241
30. Calcutta Trucking School 11490 Burbank Blvd, Suite 1G, North Hollywood, CA 91601
31. California Career School 1100 Technology Circle, Anaheim, CA 92805
32. California Career School 37750 Fort Irwin Road, Barstow, CA 92311
33. California Career School 12570 Slaughterhouse Cyn Drive, Lakeside, CA 92040
34. California Career School 1280 Rancho Del Oro Drive, Oceanside, CA 92057
35. California Career School 3693 Bullion Mt Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
36. California Truck Driving Academy 921 N. Poinsettia Street, Unit A, Santa Ana, CA 92701
37. California Truck Driving Academy 2230 W. Chapman Avenue, Suite 143, Orange, CA 92868
38. Camino Real Truck & Bus Driving School 13674 E. Valley Blvd, La Puente, CA 91746
39. Center for Employment Training 1099 N. Pepper Avenue, Colton, CA 92324
40. Center for Employment Training 294 S. 3rd Street, El Centro, CA 92243
41. Center for Employment Training 761 South C Street, Oxnard, CA 93030
42. Center for Employment Training 509 W. Morrison Avenue Santa Maria, CA 93458
43. Center for Employment Training 930 Los Coches Drive Soledad, CA 93960
44. Central Truck Driving Academy 10557 Juniper Avenue, Suite M, Fontana, CA 92337
45. Central Truck Driving School 40543 Albrae Street, Fremont, CA 94538
46. Central Valley CDL Services 3401 Fitzgerald Road, Rancho Cardova, CA 95742
47. Central Valley Opportunity Center 6838 Bridget Court, P.O. Box 1389 Winton, CA 95388
48. Coastal Trucking Institute, LLC 11 W. Lauel Drive, Suite 251, Salinas, CA 93906
49. College of Alameda 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy, Room L215, Alameda, CA 94501
50. College of Alameda Atlas Training, 544 Water Street, Oakland, CA 94607
51. College Of Instrument Technology 17156 Bellflower Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706
52. College of Instrument Technology 9807 E. Palm Street, Bellflower, CA 90706
53. College of the Redwoods Community & Economic Development, 525 D Street, Eureka, CA 95501
54. Commercial Driver Institute 322 New Harbour Way, Suite 21, Richmond CA 94801
55. Commercial Drivers Learning Center 1787 Tribute Road, Suite L, Sacramento, CA 95815
56. C.R. England Truck Driving School 10691 Poplar Avenue, Fontana, CA 92337
57. CRST Trucking 10509 San Diego Mission Road, San Diego, CA 92108‎
58. Dasmesh Truck Driving School 2503 S. Union Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307
59. Dasmesh Truck Driving School 2829 W. Nielson Avenue, Fresno, CA 93706
60. Dasmesh Truck Driving School 4870 E. Clayton Avenue, Fowler, CA 93625
61. Dasmesh Truck Driving School 240 Dos Reis Road, Lathrop, CA 95330
62. Dasmesh Truck Driving School 552 N. Palora Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991
63. Doaba Trucking School 11123 Banana Avenue, Fontana, CA 92337
64. Dolphin Trucking School Main Office, 4820
65. Dolphin Trucking School Training Yard, 5600 Rickenbacker Road, Building 2A-B, Bell, CA 90201
66. Dootson School of Trucking 11625 Clark Street, Arcadia, CA 91006
67. Dootson School of Trucking 4475 Dupont Court, Suite 4, Ventura, CA 93003
68. Dynasty Truck & Bus Driving School 1810 S. Reservoir Street, Pomona, CA 91766
69. Edison Truck Driving School 2024 N. Durfee Avenue, South El Monte, CA 91733
70. El Monte Truck Driving School 15545 Arrow Hwy, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
71. Esparza Enterprises 500 Workman Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309
72. Exclusive Trucking School 6805 Louise Avenue, Suite 101, Lake Balboa, CA 91406
73. Falcon Truck School LLC 100 Corporate Place, Suite B, Vallejo, CA 94590
74. Five Rivers Trucking School 2224 S. Maple Avenue, Fresno, CA 93725
75. Golden Pacific Truck Driving School 141 N. Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308
76. Golden State Truck School 3058 Beachwood Drive, Merced, CA 95348
77. Goodwill S.F. Training Center, 1500 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
78. Green Valley Truck School 400 12th Street, Suite 16, Modesto, CA 95354
79. GSF Driving & Truck Training School 1515 Evergreen Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023
80. GSF Driving & Truck Training School 16205-16211 Filbert Street, Sylmar, CA 91342
81. GSF Driving & Truck Training School 342 W. 31st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
82. GSF Driving & Truck Training School 1310 N. La Brea Avenue, Suite A, Inglewood, CA 90302
83. GSF Driving & Truck Training School Training Yard, 2900 Lugo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023
84. Hi-Desert Trucking School Corporate Office, 42739 5th Street East, Lancaster, CA, US, 93535, USA
85. Hi-Desert Trucking School 9012 Glenoaks Blvd, Sun Valley CA, 91352
86. Imperial Valley R.O.P 687 State Street, El Centro, CA 92243
87. International College Bakersfield Campus, 1400 Easton Drive, Buiding 136-D, Bakersfield, CA 93309
88. International College Los Angeles Campus, 5500 Pomona Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022
89. International College Sacramento Campus, 510 Bercut Drive, Suite J, Sacramento, CA 95811
90. International College San Bernardino Campus, 1264 S. Waterman Avenue, Suite 17, San Bernardino, CA 92408
91. International College San Diego Campus, 291 F Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
92. International College San Francisco Campus, 1550 Bryant Street, Suite 575, San Francisco, CA 94103
93. International Truck School, Inc. Main Office, 42 N. Sutter Street, Stockton, CA 95205
94. International Truck School, Inc. Training Yard, 4330 E. Clark Drive, Stockton, CA 95215
95. JGC Truck Driving Training 3167 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
96. Jiffy's CDL Truck Rental 972 Bahama Court, Redding, CA 96003
97. Jiffy's CDL Truck Rental 3939 Bristol Drive, Redding, CA 96002
98. Jiffy's CDL Truck Rental 2556 Alfreda Way, Redding, CA 96002
99. Jobs on the Road, Inc. 13674 Valley Blvd, La Puente, CA 91746
100. Las Americas Trucking School 934 S. Tippecanoe Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92408

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Are you ready to take the next step and begin your career as a well-paid professional truck driver? Our large network of nationally recognized truck driving schools will make it easy for you to find the right school and get started training immediately. The schools in our network hold one or more of the following quality standards:

  • State Licensure
  • PTDI Certification
  • Nationally Recognized Accreditation

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Truck Driving Schools in California 1

1. 101 School of Trucking
3897 Market Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Google Plus 5 Stars

2. A-1 Truck Driving School
27910 Industrial Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545
Google Plus 5 Stars
*Se Habla Espanol

3. A-1 Truck Driving School
4901-A Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94601
*Se Habla Espanol

4. AB Truck & Bus Driving School
1346 E. Taylor Street
San Jose, CA 95133
Google Plus 3 Stars

5. Academy of Truck Driving
2585 Buna Street
Bldg. 99
Oakland, CA 94607
Google Plus 5 Stars

6. Academy of Truck Driving
315 W. Fyffe Street
Suite B
Stockton, CA 95203
Google Plus 5 Stars

7. Action Driving School
3131 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

8. Advanced Career Institute
1728 N. Kelsey Street
Visalia, CA 93291
Google Plus 4 Stars

9. Advanced Career Institute
2953 S. East Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725
Google Plus 4.5 Stars

10. Advanced Career Institute
540 W. Olive Avenue
Porterville, CA 93257

11. Advanced School of Driving**
13946 Jurupa Avenue
Fontana, CA 92337
Google Plus 5 Stars

12. AIT Truck Driver Training
14235 Slover Avenue
Fontana, CA 92337
Google Plus 5 Stars

13. AIT Truck Driver Training
18010 S. Figueroa Street
Gardena, CA 90248

14. Akal Truck & Bus Driving School
416 Fairview Road 
Bakersfield, CA 93307

15. Alliance School of Trucking, Inc.**
9410 Jordan Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311

16. America Truck Driving School
2210 N. Main Street 
Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Google Plus 5 Stars

17. America Truck Driving School
Training Yard
1471 Pomona Road 
Corona, CA 92882
Google Plus 3 Stars
*Se Habla Espanol

18. America Truck Driving School
Main Office
1441 Pomona Road 
Suite 1
Corona, CA 92882
*Se Habla Espanol

19. America Truck Driving School
667 N. Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
Google Plus 5 Stars
*Se Habla Espanol

20. America’s Truck Driving School
128 E. Terrace Way
Bakersfield, CA 93307

21. American Truck School
202 G Street
Suite 3
Antioch, CA 94509
Google Plus 2.5 Stars

22. American Truck School
5333 Valley View Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803

23. American Truck School, LLC**
8530 Commercial Way 
Suite 3
Redding, CA 96002

24. Anthony Soto Employment Training Centers
Santa Rosa Asset Center
1015 Center Drive 
Suite B 
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
*Se Habla Espanol

25. Area Truck Driving School
1180 Walsh Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Google Plus 5 Stars

26. Aztlan Trucking School
400 E. Manchester Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90003
Google Plus 2.5 Stars
*Se Habla Espanol

27. Bay Area Truck Driving School
Main Office
675 Hegenberger Road
Suite 215 
Oakland , CA 94621

28. Bay Area Truck Driving School
Training Yard
8255 San Leandro Street
Oakland, CA 94621

29. Bulldog Truck Driving School
3706 McCall Avenue
Suite 109
Selma, CA 93662-2241

30. Calcutta Trucking School
11490 Burbank Blvd 
Suite 1G
North Hollywood, CA 91601

31. California Career School
1100 Technology Circle
Anaheim, CA 92805

32. California Career School
37750 Fort Irwin Road
Barstow, CA 92311

33. California Career School
12570 Slaughterhouse Cyn Drive 
Lakeside, CA 92040

34. California Career School
1280 Rancho Del Oro Drive
Oceanside, CA 92057
Google Plus 4 Stars

35. California Career School
3693 Bullion Mt Road 
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

36. California Truck Driving Academy
921 N. Poinsettia Street
Unit A
Santa Ana, CA 92701

37. California Truck Driving Academy
2230 W. Chapman Avenue 
Suite 143
Orange, CA 92868

38. Camino Real Truck & Bus Driving School
13674 E. Valley Blvd
La Puente, CA 91746
Google Plus 3.5 Stars

39. Center for Employment Training
1099 N. Pepper Avenue
Colton, CA 92324
Google Plus 5 Stars

40. Center for Employment Training
294 S. 3rd Street
El Centro, CA 92243

41. Center for Employment Training
761 South C Street
Oxnard, CA 93030

42. Center for Employment Training
509 W. Morrison Avenue
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Google Plus 5 Stars

43. Center for Employment Training
930 Los Coches Drive
Soledad, CA 93960

44. Central Truck Driving Academy
10557 Juniper Avenue 
Suite M
Fontana, CA 92337

45. Central Truck Driving School
40543 Albrae Street
Fremont, CA 94538

46. Central Valley CDL Services
3401 Fitzgerald Road
Rancho Cardova, CA 95742

47. Central Valley Opportunity Center
6838 Bridget Court
P.O. Box 1389
Winton, CA 95388

48. Coastal Trucking Institute, LLC
11 W. Lauel Drive
Suite 251
Salinas, CA 93906

49. College of Alameda
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy 
Room L215
Alameda, CA 94501
Google Plus 4 Stars

50. College of Alameda
Atlas Training
544 Water Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Google Plus 4 Stars

51. College Of Instrument Technology
17156 Bellflower Blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706
Google Plus 1 Stars

52. College of Instrument Technology
9807 E. Palm Street 
Bellflower, CA 90706 

53. College of the Redwoods
Community & Economic Development
525 D Street
Eureka, CA 95501

54. Commercial Driver Institute
322 New Harbour Way 
Suite 21 
Richmond CA 94801 

55. Commercial Drivers Learning Center**
1787 Tribute Road
Suite L
Sacramento, CA 95815
Google Plus 5 Stars

56. C.R. England Truck Driving School
10691 Poplar Avenue
Fontana, CA 92337
Google Plus 3.5 Stars

57. CRST Trucking
10509 San Diego Mission Road
San Diego, CA 92108‎

58. Dasmesh Truck Driving School
2503 S. Union Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Google Plus 4.5 Stars

59. Dasmesh Truck Driving School
2829 W. Nielson Avenue
Fresno, CA 93706
Google Plus 1 Stars

60. Dasmesh Truck Driving School
4870 E. Clayton Avenue 
Fowler, CA 93625

61. Dasmesh Truck Driving School
240 Dos Reis Road
Lathrop, CA 95330

62. Dasmesh Truck Driving School
552 N. Palora Avenue
Yuba City, CA 95991

63. Doaba Trucking School
11123 Banana Avenue
Fontana, CA 92337

64. Dolphin Trucking School
Main Office
4820 “O” S. Eastern Avenue
Commerce, CA 90040

65. Dolphin Trucking School
Training Yard
5600 Rickenbacker Road 
Building 2A-B 
Bell, CA 90201

66. Dootson School of Trucking
11625 Clark Street
Arcadia, CA 91006
Google Plus 4 Stars

67. Dootson School of Trucking
4475 Dupont Court
Suite 4
Ventura, CA 93003

68. Dynasty Truck & Bus Driving School**
1810 S. Reservoir Street
Pomona, CA 91766
Google Plus 5 Stars

69. Edison Truck Driving School
2024 N. Durfee Avenue
South El Monte, CA 91733

70. El Monte Truck Driving School
15545 Arrow Hwy
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Google Plus 5 Stars

71. Esparza Enterprises, Inc.
500 Workman Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93309

72. Exclusive Trucking School**
6805 Louise Avenue
Suite 101
Lake Balboa, CA 91406

73. Falcon Truck School LLC
100 Corporate Place
Suite B
Vallejo, CA 94590
Google Plus 5 Stars

74. Five Rivers Trucking School
2224 S. Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725
Google Plus 1 Stars

75. Golden Pacific Truck Driving School
141 N. Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Google Plus 5 Stars

76. Golden State Truck School
3058 Beachwood Drive
Merced, CA 95348

77. Goodwill
SF Training Center
1500 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

78. Green Valley Truck School
400 12th Street
Suite 16
Modesto, CA 95354
Google Plus 1 Stars

79. GSF Driving & Truck Training 
1515 Evergreen Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Google Plus 3.5 Stars

80. GSF Driving & Truck Training
16205-16211 Filbert Street
Sylmar, CA 91342

81. GSF Driving & Truck Training
342 W. 31st Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90007

82. GSF Driving & Truck Training
1310 N. La Brea Avenue
Suite A
Inglewood, CA 90302 
Google Plus 5 Stars

83. GSF Driving & Truck Training**
Training Yard
2900 Lugo Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90023

84. Hi-Desert Trucking School**
Corporate Office
42739 5th Street East
Lancaster, CA 93535
Google Plus 3.5 Stars
*Se Habla Espano

85. Hi-Desert Trucking School
9012 Glenoaks Blvd
Sun Valley CA, 91352
Google Plus 4 Stars
*Se Habla Espano

86. Imperial Valley R.O.P.
687 State Street 
El Centro, CA 92243

87. International College
Bakersfield Campus
1400 Easton Drive
Building 136-D
Bakersfield, CA 93309
*También en Español

88. International College
Los Angeles Campus
5500 Pomona Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Google Plus 5 Stars
*También en Español

89. International College
Sacramento Campus
510 Bercut Drive
Suite J
Sacramento, CA 95811
*También en Español

90. International College
San Bernardino Campus
1264 S. Waterman Avenue
Suite 17 
San Bernardino, CA 92408
*También en Español

91. International College
San Diego Campus
291 F Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
*También en Español

92. International College
San Francisco Campus
1550 Bryant Street 
Suite 575
San Francisco, CA 94103
*También en Español

93. International Truck School, Inc.
Main Office
42 N. Sutter Street
Stockton, CA 95205

94. International Truck School, Inc.
Training Yard
4330 E. Clark Drive 
Stockton, CA 95215

95. JGC Truck Driving Training
3167 Santa Rosa Avenue 
Santa Rosa, CA 95407 
Google Plus 5 Stars

96. Jiffy’s CDL Truck Rental
972 Bahama Court
Redding, CA 96003
*Not a Certified Trucking School

97. Jiffy’s CDL Truck Rental
3939 Bristol Drive 
Redding, CA 96002
*Not a Certified Trucking School

98. Jiffy’s CDL Truck Rental
2556 Alfreda Way 
Redding, CA 96002
*Not a Certified Trucking School

99. Jobs on the Road, Inc.
13674 Valley Blvd
La Puente, CA 91746
Google Plus 4 Stars

100. Las Americas Trucking School
934 S. Tippecanoe Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92408

† Truck driving school offers truck driver training programs that are certified to meet the standards of the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI).
** Truck driving school is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Map 2 of Truck Driving Schools in California

TitleCategoryAddressDescription
1. Las Americas Trucking School 1304 Mildred Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761
2. Lincoln Trucking School 15051 Leffingwell Road, Suite 105, Whittier, CA 90604
3. Long Beach City College 4901 Carson Street, Long Beach, CA 90808
4. Maatson Trucking School 4475 DuPont Court, Suite 4, Ventura, CA 93003
5. Mid California Truck Driving School 671-B Mariposa Road, Modesto, CA 95354
6. Mission Hill Truck School 521 Bystrum Road, Modesto, CA 95351
7. Momax Truck Driving School 302 W. 19th Sreet, Suite C, National City, CA 91950
8. MTS Training Academy 140 Yolano Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589
9. National Truck Driving School 2001 Williams Street, San Leandro, CA 94544
10. National Truck Driving School 1816 Main Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95838
11. NorCal Truck Driving School LLC 20010 Viking Way, Suite A, Redding, CA 96003
12. NCTAT 14738 Cantova Way, Rancho Murieta, CA 95683
13. Pilot Trucking School 14387 Slover Avenue, Fontana, CA 92337
14. Professional Trucking School 2863 E. Slauson Avenue, Huntington Park, CA 90255
15. Proteus, Inc. Visalia Service Center, 224 NW 3rd Street, Visalia, CA 93291
16. Proteus, Inc. Fresno Truck Driving School, 3454 E. Date Avenue, Fresno, CA 93725
17. Roadmaster Drivers School 10251 Calabash Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335
18. Roadmaster Drivers School Admissions Office, 6481 Orangethorpe Avenue, Suite 25, Buena Park, CA 90620
19. Roadmaster Drivers School Admissions Office, 1410 Third Street Riverside, CA 92507
20. Safety-First 2107 E. Bermuda Street, Long Beach, CA 90814
21. Safeway Truck & Bus Driving School 200 E. Second Street, Imperial, CA 92251
22. Safeway Truck & Bus School 1500 E. Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307
23. San Jose Trucking School 658 N. King Road, San Jose, CA 95133
24. Shoreline W.D.S. 350 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
25. Skyway Trucking School Main Office & Training Yard, 16934 Smoketree Street, Hesperia, CA 92345
26. Skyway Trucking School Fontana Office, 15238 Arrow Blvd, Fontana CA, 92335
27. Swift Truck Driving Academy 901 D’Arcy Pkwy, Lathrop, CA 95330
28. TDA Educational Systems 3100 Fite Street, Suite 105, Sacramento, CA 95827
29. TDA Educational Systems 1250 Market Street, Suite A, Yuba City, CA 95991
30. TDA Educational Systems 5331 Pirrone Road, Suite A, Salida, CA 95368
31. TDA Educational Systems 10557 Juniper Avenue, Suite M, Fontana, CA 92337
32. TGA Truck Driving School 1115 S. Taylor Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640
33. TGA Truck Driving School 2845 Durfee Avenue, El Monte, CA 91732
34. Toro School of Truck Driving 321 W. 135th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90061
35. Toro School of Truck Driving 2209 E. Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92831
36. Toro School of Truck Driving 9631 Alondra Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706
37. Truck Driver Institute 222 Carmen Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93458
38. Truck Driver Institute 1110 Main Street, Suite 11, Watsonville, CA 95076
39. Truck Nation School 2055 E. North Avenue, Fresno, CA 93725
41. Truck Nation School 4800 Elm Street, Salida, CA 95368
43. Twin Rivers Adult School 3222 Winona Way, North Highlands, CA 95660
44. Union Truck Driving School 2201 S. Union Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307
45. United Truck Driving School 4525 E. Commerce Avenue, Fresno, CA 93725
46. United Truck Driving School 1665 E. 4th Street, Suite 106, Santa Ana, CA 92701
47. United Truck Driving School 1737 Atlanta Avenue H-7, Riverside, CA 92507
48. United Truck Driving School 2425 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
49. United Truck Driving School 28000 Del Rio Road, Temecula , CA 92590
50. Universal Truck Driving School, Inc. 1600 S. Hill Street, Suite A, Los Angeles, CA 90015
51. Universal Truck Driving School, Inc. 2209 W. Arrow Route, Suite A, Upland, CA 91786
52. Western Pacific Truck School 2316 Nickerson Drive, Modesto, CA 95358
53. Western Pacific Truck School 8720 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA 95828
54. Western Pacific Truck School 1002 N. Broadway, Stockton, CA 95205
55. Western Pacific Truck School 4609 Quail Lakes Drive, Stockton, CA 95207
56. Western Pacific Truck School Executive Offices, 2111 W. March Lane, Suite A-5, Stockton, CA 95207
57. Western Truck School 4519 W. Capital Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691
58. Western Truck School 11902 Camp Road, Spring Valley, CA 91978
59. Western Truck School 5800 State Road 7, Bakersfield, CA 93308
60. Western Truck School 400 3rd Street, Turlock, CA 95380
61. Western Truck School Executive Offices, 3990 Industrial Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95691
62. West Hills Community College District 9900 Cody Street, Coalinga, CA 93210

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Are you ready to take the next step and begin your career as a well-paid professional truck driver? Our large network of nationally recognized truck driving schools will make it easy for you to find the right school and get started training immediately. The schools in our network hold one or more of the following quality standards:

  • State Licensure
  • PTDI Certification
  • Nationally Recognized Accreditation

Simply fill out the 1-minute application below, and a local specialist will contact you with more details about their quality CDL training program. 

Truck Driving Schools in California 2

We show you how to choose the best truck driving schools in California with our comprehensive list of state-mapped truck driving schools in California. Below you will also find a continuation of our list of truck driving schools in California that have been rated and reviewed by the students themselves using a 5 star rating system.

1. Las Americas Trucking School
1304 Mildred Avenue 
Ontario, CA 91761
Google Plus 5 Stars

2. Lincoln Trucking School
15051 Leffingwell Road 
Suite 105
Whittier, CA 90604

3. Long Beach City College
4901 Carson Street 
Long Beach, CA 90808
Google Plus 4 Stars

4. Maatson Trucking School
4475 DuPont Court
Suite 4
Ventura, CA 93003
Google Plus 5 Stars

5. Mid California Truck Driving School
671-B Mariposa Road
Modesto, CA 95354

6. Mission Hill Truck School
521 Bystrum Road
Modesto, CA 95351
Google Plus 3.5 Stars

7. Momax Truck Driving School
302 W. 19th Sreet 
Suite C
National City, CA 91950

8. MTS Training Academy**
140 Yolano Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589

9. National Truck Driving School
2001 Williams Street
San Leandro, CA 94544
Google Plus 3 Stars
*Se Habla Espanol

10. National Truck Driving School
1816 Main Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95838
Google Plus 1.5 Stars

11. NorCal Truck Driving School LLC
20010 Viking Way 
Suite A
Redding, CA 96003

12. NCTAT
14738 Cantova Way 
Rancho Murieta, CA 95683

13. Pilot Trucking School
14387 Slover Avenue
Fontana, CA 92337
Google Plus 4.5 Stars

14. Professional Trucking School**
2863 E. Slauson Avenue
Huntington Park, CA 90255-3134
Google Plus 5 Stars

15. Proteus, Inc.
Visalia Service Center
224 NW 3rd Street 
Visalia, CA 93291

16. Proteus, Inc.
Fresno Truck Driving School
3454 E. Date Avenue 
Fresno, CA 93725
Google Plus 5 Stars

17. Roadmaster Drivers School
10251 Calabash Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335

18. Roadmaster Drivers School
Admissions Office
6481 Orangethorpe Avenue 
Suite 25 
Buena Park, CA 90620

19. Roadmaster Drivers School
Admissions Office
1410 Third Street
Riverside, CA 92507

20. Safety-First 
2107 E. Bermuda Street
Long Beach, CA 90814

21. Safeway Truck & Bus Driving School
200 E. Second Street
Imperial, CA 92251
*Se Habla Espanol

22. Safeway Truck & Bus School
1500 E. Brundage Lane 
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Google Plus 5 Stars
*Se Habla Espanol

23. San Jose Trucking School
658 N. King Road 
San Jose, CA 95133

24. Shoreline W.D.S.
350 Encinal Street 
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Google Plus 5 Stars

25. Skyway Trucking School**
Main Office & Training Yard
16934 Smoketree Street
Hesperia, CA 92345

26. Skyway Trucking School
Fontana Office
15238 Arrow Blvd
Fontana CA, 92335

27. Swift Truck Driving Academy
901 D’Arcy Pkwy
Lathrop, CA 95330
Google Plus 4 Stars

28. TDA Educational Systems
3100 Fite Street
Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95827

29. TDA Educational Systems
1250 Market Street 
suite A
Yuba City, CA 95991

30. TDA Educational Systems
5331 Pirrone Road
Suite A
Salida, CA 95368

31. TDA Educational Systems
10557 Juniper Avenue 
Suite M 
Fontana, CA 92337

32. TGA Truck Driving School
1115 S. Taylor Avenue 
Montebello, CA 90640

33. TGA Truck Driving School
2845 Durfee Avenue 
El Monte, CA 91732

34. Toro School of Truck Driving
321 W. 135th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061
Google Plus 2.5 Stars
*También En Español

35. Toro School of Truck Driving
2209 E. Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831
*También En Español

36. Toro School of Truck Driving
9631 Alondra Blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706
Google Plus 2 Stars
*También En Español

37. Truck Driver Institute
222 Carmen Lane 
Santa Maria, CA 93458

38. Truck Driver Institute
1110 Main Street
Suite 11
Watsonville, CA 95076

39. Truck Nation School
2055 E. North Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725

40. Truck Nation School
4800 Elm Street
Salida, CA 95368

41. Twin Rivers Adult School
3222 Winona Way 
North Highlands, CA 95660

42. Union Truck Driving School
2201 S. Union Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Google Plus 2 Stars
*Se Habla Espanol

43. United Truck Driving School
4525 E. Commerce Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725
Google Plus 5 Stars

44. United Truck Driving School
1665 E. 4th Street 
Suite 106
Santa Ana, CA 92701

45. United Truck Driving School
1737 Atlanta Avenue H-7
Riverside, CA 92507
Google Plus 3 Stars

46. United Truck Driving School
2425 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108
Google Plus 4 Stars

47. United Truck Driving School
28000 Del Rio Road 
Temecula , CA 92590

48. Universal Truck Driving School, Inc.
1600 S. Hill Street 
Suite A
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Google Plus 2 Stars
*Se Habla Espanol

49. Universal Truck Driving School, Inc.
2209 W. Arrow Route 
Suite A
Upland, CA 91786
*Se Habla Espanol

50. Western Pacific Truck School
2316 Nickerson Drive
Modesto, CA 95358

51. Western Pacific Truck School
8720 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, CA 95828

52. Western Pacific Truck School
1002 N. Broadway
Stockton, CA 95205

53. Western Pacific Truck School
4609 Quail Lakes Drive 
Stockton, CA 95207

54. Western Pacific Truck School**
Executive Office
2111 W. March Lane 
Suite A-5
Stockton, CA 95207

55. Western Truck School
4519 W. Capital Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Google Plus 1.5 Stars

56. Western Truck School
11902 Camp Road
Spring Valley, CA 91978
Google Plus 3 Stars

57. Western Truck School
5800 State Road 7
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Google Plus 5 Stars

58. Western Truck School
400 3rd Street
Turlock, CA 95380

59. Western Truck School
Executive Offices
3990 Industrial Blvd
West Sacramento, CA 95691

60. West Hills Community College District 
9900 Cody Street
Coalinga, CA 93210 
*Non-Credit Course

 Truck driving school offers truck driver training programs that are certified to meet the standards of the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI).
** Truck driving school is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).


 

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How to Choose the Best Truck Driving Schools in California

      Most truck driving schools in California train their students by following the same basic curriculum. In the classroom, students are taught what they need to know to pass the written knowledge test when they go to obtain their California commercial drivers license. This includes coursework in:   Truck Driving Schools in California

  1.       The driving laws and safety regulations as they pertain to truck driving in the state of California.
  2.       The different mechanical and safety parts of a semi.
  3.       The various driving techniques needed to competently operate a tractor trailer.

      In the training yard, students observe and practice operating a tractor trailer using the techniques they were taught in the classroom, so that they will be prepared to pass the pre-trip inspection and the driving test when they go to obtain their California commercial drivers license.

      That’s basically it. There may be minor differences in how the coursework is handled from school to school but, the end objective is always the same; train students to become safe, knowledgeable, and highly qualified commercial truck drivers who are ready to obtain their California CDL and begin their truck driving career.

      With that being said, there are a few things you will need to take into careful consideration when choosing a truck driving school in California. The decision you make could lead you on the path to a great learning experience or a dead end disaster. Although they teach the same thing, not all truck driving schools are the same.

Cost

      Of all the factors you need to consider when choosing a truck driving school in California, the tuition cost will invariably be near the top of the list. Let’s face it, the final decision you make will determine the quality of training you receive and the amount of money you pay to receive that training. Although price is not necessarily the most important factor when choosing a truck driving school, it is still very important. In the real world, you get what you pay for. The same holds true when it comes to education and vocational training. Now, don’t get me wrong. There are a few truck driving schools in California that charge an outrageous amount of money for mediocre training. Remember, a truck driving school is a business, and like any other business, it is in business to make a profit so that it can stay open. Like any other business, there are good ones and there are bad ones. On average, CDL training should cost somewhere between $2,500 and $4,500. There is usually a $500 difference in pricing between competing truck driving schools in the same general location. If the difference in price between schools in the same location is more or less than $500, you may want to do some research and find out why one school charges much more than the others. Here are some questions you may want to find the answers to when doing your research:  

Truck Driving Schools in California

Which one would you rather train on?

  1. Is their equipment more modern than the other schools?
  2. Do they only train students in simulators or in tractor trailers?
  3. How much “behind the wheel” time do they give their students?
  4. Do they have more instructors on their payroll?
  5. Do they have larger class sizes and, therefore, more wear and tear on their trucks, and higher fuel expenses?                     
  6. Do they have more trucks for the students to train on than the other schools?
  7. Do they go above and beyond the state minimum “required hours of training”?
  8. Are they accredited by the Professional Truck Driver Institute?
  9. Are they accredited by the Better Business Bureau?
  10. Do they award student scholarships or participate in state and federal grant programs?
  11. Do they have a more successful job placement program than the other schools?

      If the answer to these questions invariably comes up as “no”, then that school is most likely charging students more money for no other reason than to make a higher profit.

        Almost all truck driving schools in California offer financial aid. Student financial aid can help lower the cost of attending school. Many truck driving schools in California actively participate in state and federal grant programs and even give out scholarships for academic excellence. Student loans are also available for those who qualify. Fill out the Federal Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) and check with the financial aid office of the school to see if there are any available student grants, scholarships, or loans you may qualify for if you decide to attend.

Program Length

      When choosing a truck driving school, be wary of any school that promises to get you trained and on the road in two weeks or less. Not only is this unrealistic, it is also unsafe. Commercial driver training should take anywhere from three weeks to three months to complete. There are two main factors that will determine the length of a school’s CDL training program. They are:

  1.       Full-time vs. Part-time training.
  2.       State mandated regulations. 

      Full-time training programs will usually be much shorter since the students will be going to class and training five days a week. Part-time classes will usually be longer since the students will only be training on nights and weekends. Another factor that will determine the length of a school’s CDL training program is the minimum amount of hours a student is required to train both in the classroom and in the yard. Some states require students to acquire a minimum of 160 hours of CDL training while other states do not. If a truck driving school promises to train you and get you ready to take your CDL tests in a week… RUN!… in the other direction! These type of schools are called “CDL mills” and they are only out to take your money and get you out the door as fast as possible so they can exploit a new batch of unsuspecting students. Trust me, learning how to safely and competently operate a tractor trailer takes longer than seven days. Passing the CDL tests and obtaining your commercial drivers license doesn’t make you a well-trained truck driver anymore than getting a hunting license makes you a great hunter.

Location

      Location, location, location. In a perfect world, the best truck driving school would be the school that is closest to where you live. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and so, you may have to travel some distance to get the best CDL training. Think of it as job preparation. If you can’t even handle the daily commute to truck driving school then, maybe you’re pursuing the wrong profession. If the best truck driving school is hours away or in another state, then obviously you’ll have to take living expenses into account. Some truck driving schools provide room and board for an added expense and may put you up in a hotel until your training is complete. One more thing to consider. If you do decide to attend a truck driving school outside the state of California, be sure to read up on the rules and regulations for transferring your out of state CDL to the state of California. You may have to simply fill out a few forms or you may have to retake the written test, the driving test, or both. Also, make sure that the amount of hours you will receive during your out-of-state CDL training will meet the minimum required hours for obtaining your CDL in the state of California. Truck Driving Schools in California

Behind the Wheel Time

      Probably one of the single most important factors to consider when choosing a truck driving school is how much “behind the wheel” drive time they give their students. Not simulator time or passenger seat observation time but, shifting, steering, braking, backing up, and parking time. Remember, most truck driving school students have never even been inside a semi. Driving a tractor trailer competently and confidently takes practice, practice, and more practice. The amount of drive time a school gives their students directly impacts the price of tuition because of the expenses involved. It will also impact how well you can drive a tractor trailer when you graduate.

Ratio of Instructors to Students

      First of all, when you attend a truck driving school, you are paying for an education. You can’t get an education unless you are given instruction, and you can’t get instruction without an instructor. Paying hundreds or thousands of dollars to a school to be “self-taught” would be just plain dumb. But, in essence, that’s what you are doing if the truck driving school you attend has too many students and too few instructors. Almost all truck driving schools in California are set up the same way. There is a building where students are given classroom instruction and there is a training yard where students are given driving instruction. In order to keep costs down and profits up, some schools will have four or five students sitting in the cab with the instructor instead of one-on-one instruction. They may also have multiple students training behind the wheel of two or three semis at the same time while the instructors walk from truck to truck, educating the students on the right way and wrong way to maneuver the vehicle. While being behind the wheel and getting some drive time is a good thing, not having one-on-one instruction the entire time can be very detrimental to your ability to learn how to maneuver a tractor trailer correctly. In order to learn a skill, you must practice it over and over again until it becomes “second nature”. The problem is, if you are practicing something the wrong way, you will eventually be ingrained with bad habits, and it is a well known fact that it is harder to get rid of bad habits than it is to pick them up in the first place. 

The Instructors

      The instructors are the cornerstone of any truck driving school. Without instructors, all you have is a building with a bunch of books, and a parking lot full of tractor trailers. It is the instructors that will ultimately make you or break you. A good truck driving school will have good instructors, and good instructors will be knowledgeable, experienced, nurturing, and enthusiastic about what they’re teaching.  Truck Driving Schools in California

      If you are paying thousands of dollars for an education, you want to learn from the best, and the best instructors become the best at what they are teaching through years of experience. Would you want to be taught by someone who just graduated from truck driving school a year ago? Of course not. You want to be trained by someone who knows what it’s like to have to maneuver a 53 foot rig through a crowded city, or what it’s like to carry a five ton load over hilly terrain, or what it takes to beat the clock and deliver a time sensitive load on time. You want instructors who will not only lecture but will also listen. Instructors who will listen to your questions and to your concerns. Instructors who will take the time to help you catch up with the rest of the class if you happen to learn at a slower pace. Instructors who are there because they want to be, not because they have to be. They should be up-to-date with all the industry trends and regulations.

      Before you shell out thousands of dollars to a truck driving school, set up an appointment to tour the school and meet the instructors. Before you arrive at the school, write down any questions you would like to ask the instructors about the program and about their experience in the field of truck driving. Talk to some of the students and ask them if they’re pleased with the instructors, the program, and the equipment. You may want to schedule a tour towards the end of the school’s semester so the students can give you a good review of their training experience.   

Accreditation

      Some truck driving schools in California are accredited by the Professional Truck Driver Institute or PTDI. The Professional Truck Driver Institute
is a non-profit organization that advocates truck-driver training standards, driver professionalism, and safety. They introduced a uniform skill performance, curriculum, and certification standard in 1989 in order to raise the bar on the truck driver training process. Although it isn’t necessary to be accredited by the PTDI in order to be a reputable truck driving school, only reputable truck driving schools are accredited by the PTDI, as it is an expensive and stringent process to become PTDI accredited. 

      Since truck driving schools in California are businesses and therefore, should be held accountable for their business practices and ethics, you may want to check to see what kind of rating or reviews a school has received by the Better Business Bureau. Do they have an “A” rating or an “F” rating? Do they have any unresolved complaints that have been brought forth by the students of the school? Is the school accredited by the Better Business Bureau? Truck Driving Schools in California that are BBB accredited must commit to a high standard of honesty and fairness in order to receive an “A” rating. BBB accreditation isn’t necessary to make a truck driving school a great school but, it does show that the school takes its business practices very seriously and holds itself accountable to a higher standard.

Job Placement  Truck Driving Schools in California

      Let’s face it, the main reason for going to truck driving school is to get a good paying job when you graduate. How successful a school is in getting their graduates good paying jobs with reputable trucking companies is one of the main factors to consider when choosing a truck driving school. If a school’s job placement program has a low success rate, then you may want to consider going to a trucking school with a higher job placement rate. There are many reputable trucking companies in California that will hire graduates with little to no truck driving experience if they graduated from a reputable truck driving school. 

      You want your truck driving school experience to be educational, beneficial, and fun. Choose the right school and it will be. Choose the wrong one, and your truck driving career could stall before it even starts. 

      What are you hoping to experience at truck driving school in California? Have you graduated from a California trucking school? What was your experience like? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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