CRST: Their Experience with CCS & Their Job Openings

“CRST is experiencing an exciting period of growth at this time in our company, and needs to add approximately 600 drivers to our fleet in the next twelve months. To meet this need, we hire both experienced drivers and recent truck school graduates. When we hire graduates from truck schools, it is extremely important that we hire from the best schools in the country. California Career School is one of those schools.

In the times that I have visited this school, I have been quite impressed by the quality, caliber and professionalism of the staff and the facilities. We have hired many of their graduates and they have turned out to be excellent drivers for our company. In fact, in my 15 years of recruiting experience I would say that this has consistently been one of the top two truck schools in all of southern California, and that is quite an accomplishment.

Stan Ferdyn”

See what Stan had to say about California Career School during his last visit with us.

Leasing His First Truck

Joshua Beall graduated California Career School in Yuma, AZ back in the beginning of October 2010 and went to work for C. R. England and has chosen to stay out on the road to get more experience.

In February 2011, Joshua leased his first truck, a 2010 Freightliner, and became an Owner Operator.

Congratulations Joshua!

Joshua stopped by for a visit today to show off his new ride!

5 Point Brake Inspection California Career School Teaches USMC Marines to Drive Commercial Trucks

Here’s a sample of what you learn from California Career School instruction!

Moving Day Update

Our Oceanside instructor Jose Ballesteros went down to the Hyatt Huntington Beach Hotel for the 3rd time yesterday to continue the furniture move coordinated with Liz Diaz at Camp Pendleton’s Family Readiness Center.

According to Miss Diaz, one trailer will definitely not fit what will be transported this Wednesday. She has asked if we will be available again today. More updates later on the event!

Here are a few clips from the previous trips taken by one of our students with his phone:
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Helping Marines At The Hyatt

On September 24 and October 8 of this year, Camp Pendleton’s Family Readiness Center combined efforts with California Career School’s drivers and the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach to bring this furniture donation effort to fruition.

Where was this furniture going? To the Family Readiness Center at Camp Pendleton to be donated to Marine families in need of furniture to set up their households.

CCS instructor Jose Ballesteros worked with 15-20 Marines and 1 student during each visit to the Hyatt to load up furniture into one of our trailers for transportation to Camp Pendleton. Having previously worked as a supervisor in a shipping company for 2 years, Mr. Ballesteros communicated the proper way to load up furniture as compactly and safely as possible, thus enriching the training for the participating students Soane Langi and Wayne Pak scheduled to graduate this year.

During the first visit, over 2/3 of the trailer was full. However, the second visit proved even more successful – the efforts of the Marines and drivers completely packed the trailer and, according to Mr. Ballesteros, there was still more furniture left over. With such a high volume of material, there could be no doubt that the furniture would be helping a significant number of families settle into their homes.

Furniture Transported on Day 2:
50+ mattresses
10-15 couches
70+ chairs
40-50 tables
100 lamps
80+ nightstands
8-9 TVs

Many thank yous to Camp Pendleton Family Readiness Center, USMC, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, Jose, Soane, and Wayne for making this happen!

Trucking Graduate Finds Work

After graduating in March of this year, our student Mr. Wade Wright came to visit us very recently to talk about his employment.

To help students like Wade, our school provides national job placement assistance during and after training. Our placement office is here to support current students and alumni in resume writing, interview preparation, and networking with companies that are already hiring our graduates fresh out of class.

Additionally, this is offered on a national level. What does this mean? It means that students and graduates going home to other parts of the country will not miss out on our help in finding a career. Even years after graduation, our alumni may give us a call if they are looking for a position in the commercial driving industry in any location across the US.

Again, we would like to thank Wade for coming down to our Anaheim location and we wish him well in the rest of his endeavors. Thanks Wade!

5 Point Brake Inspection

Another great video from California Career Schools. The 5 Point Brake Inspection.

Interior Exterior Truck Inspection

Listen in as we demonstrate the interior and exterior truck inspection.