Red Hook on the Road (RHOR) helps unemployed and low-income New Yorkers start good careers in commercial driving. After four weeks of classroom and behind-the-wheel training, RHOR students are prepared to take the NYS CDL road test. Once licensed, RHOR places graduates in a variety of jobs driving school buses, coaches, Access-A-Ride vehicles, and trucks.
Since the program’s launch in 1995, RHOR has trained more than 2000 graduates and placed drivers with hundreds of companies. RHOR maintains a consistently high pass rate (90% or higher) on the NYS commercial driver’s license road test. Virtually every graduate who passes the road test finds employment as a commercial driver.
Ready for a new career as a commercial driver?
Red Hook on the Road accepts new students year round.
•Red Hook on the Road is a free 4 week intensive hands-on training program that will help you earn the NYS CDL and find work as a commercial driver.
•We provide behind-the-wheel training to drive Class B/BP/BPS commercial vehicles.
•Job placement assistance is available for 2+ years after graduation so you can advance into better positions with higher pay.
To be eligible you must meet all of the following criteria:
•Live in New York City & be legally eligible to work in the U.S.
•21 years or older
•Have a clean, valid NY State Driver’s License for at least 2 years with no more than 2 points or one suspension (that has been cleared for at least 2 years) or one conviction showing on the driver record. No combination of the above is allowed. Also, no speeding tickets or D.U.I.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 4:30 PM
•Must Be Unemployed
BWI welcomes individuals with past criminal convictions to apply.
New Red Hook on the Road classes start every month.
To learn more call 718-237-4846.