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To begin the application process:
Contact Isteak Hossain ihossain@bwiny.org

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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 new career in commercial driving 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:

  • Live in New York City and be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
  • 21 years or older
  • 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 low-income or unemployed and/or receive public assistance
  • 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 and with no more than one of the following:
    • A) Four (4) points or fewer
    • B) One (1) suspension (must be cleared for at least two years)
    • C) One (1) conviction showing on the driver record
HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Email Drivers Abstract to Isteak Hossain – ihossain@bwiny.org

Step 2: Follow the hyperlink to complete the Red Hook on the Road Intake Form 

Step 3: After completing the form, staff will reach out to invite you to an online information session where you will learn more about the training program.

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