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“From beginning to end, Red Hook on the Road delivered on their promises. Thanks to their caring and professional staff, I am now a gainfully employed CDL driver.”

 -Miguel, Red Hook on the Road Graduate
APPLY: ARE YOU READY TO START A CAREER IN COMMERCIAL DRIVING?

Red Hook on the Road can help you earn your Class B/BPS license and start a commercial driving career in New York City.

CAREERS WITH A CLASS B/BPS LICENSE

Commercial driving can mean operating a truck, city bus, school bus, or Access-A-Ride vehicle. Your commercial driving career might require customer service skills, loading and unloading trucks, transporting the elderly, or driving children to and from school. However, every job will require you to have a good understanding of your vehicle and the ability to navigate. That’s what Red Hook on the Road helps you achieve.

Please note that training is for Class B/BPS licenses.

We do not provide training for Class A (over the road) trucking licenses.

ELIGIBILITY

Applying to Red Hook on the Road is a competitive process. Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • Must be unemployed
  • 21 years or older
  • Live in New York City and be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Obtain and submit a driver record from the DMV that must be less than 30 days old
  • Able to attend training Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Absolutely no DWIs or DUIs
  • Individuals with a criminal record are encouraged to apply
  • Must have a valid NY State Driver’s License for at least two years with the following:
    • A) Four (4) points or fewer
    • B) No more than One (1) suspension (must be cleared for at least two years)
    • C) No more than Two (2) convictions showing on the driver record
HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying for our program please fill out a Red Hook on the Road Interest Form. If you qualify we will invite you to an online information session where you will learn more about the program and the schedule. If you have any questions please contact us directly by calling 718-237-4846.

*Please note that class dates are subject to change. Make sure to check back regularly for updated information.

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