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Are you 18 years of age or older and looking for an exciting career in Construction Truck Driving?

Effective December 1, 2018 - Applicants can be 18 years or older to apply for this program. However, you must turn 19 years of age by the date noted on the application at the time of the announced opening.  You must also turn 21 years of age before completing the apprenticeship program.

Effective January 1, 2016 - Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age to obtain a HME and Passenger Bus endorsements on their CDL.
This is result of a Federal Regulation now adopted by the State of Alaska November 26, 2015.

Effective December 1, 2018 the Standards of Apprenticeship for the Occupation: Construction Driver have changed significantly, including the minimum qualifications and length of program. Be sure to select the program information link to review the revised program information.

Teamster Construction Drivers drive a variety of construction industry trucks, from commonly recognized tractor-trailers to tractor with flatbeds or lowboy trailers, mixer trucks, end dump or side dump trucks, fuel trucks, water trucks to the job site crew bus. There are a variety of tractor/truck and trailer combinations and straight trucks. It’s not just about driving trucks, it also includes operating the implements on some, such as dragging the fuel hose, attaching the mixer chutes, and strapping or chaining down equipment or commodities to name a few. It’s not hard work if you work smart but you will get dirty, wet and maybe a little cold! However, we often say there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear so be well prepared.

What we do not do is operate heavy equipment such as dozers, excavators, etc.

What we are not is training for the sake of training. When we accept you into our program we train you to place you into our construction workforce to meet the needs of our union employers who are building Alaska.

We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to start a career in this construction driver industry who understand that not only is there a three year commitment to the apprenticeship program but a lifelong career path as a journeyworker in the same industry. This commitment is anticipated to be 10 years or more. 

Our motto is, “Training Alaskan’s for Tomorrows Workforce”.

Construction Truck Driver
To receive a notification of future openings, register your contact information on our main
 apprenticeship page.
If you are currently an experienced Construction Driver contact the Teamsters Local 959 Dispatch to see what may be available to you.

Anchorage Dispatch: 907-751-8566
Fairbanks Dispatch: 907-450-6123
This schedule attached is part of the Standards of Apprenticeship for the Construction Truck Driver including minimum qualifications.

>PROGRAM INFORMATION - New details coming soon!

>MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - Updated 12/1/18
Women Construction Driver
This apprenticeship readiness program is an introduction to the Construction Driver industry for ladies who are considering the Apprenticeship program

>PROGRAM INFORMATION
The Fall 2018
Construction Truck Driver Apprenticeship is now CLOSED.


Alaska is actively complying with Federal Law that requires commercial drivers to prove they are a lawful Permanent Residents or U.S. Citizen.

INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FOR THESE PROGRAMS MUST HAVE ONE OF THE REQUIRED LEGAL DOCUMENTS (ie: Certified Birth Certificate or Passport) WITH YOU WHEN MAKING ANY TRANSACTIONS AT DMV THAT REQUIRES A CHANGE TO YOUR RECORD (ie: obtaining a CDL Permit or any changes to an existing CDL). FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS REQUIREMENT GO TO ALASKA DMV WEB LINK