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Union Construction Teamsters operate a variety of trucks, including flat beds, water trucks, tandems,  ready-mix flat beds and dump trucks. Construction Teamsters are responsible for delivering materials to the job site.

Length3,000 hours
Benefits for ApprenticesPension; medical, dental, vision care for worker
and dependants after 90 days
Minimum age18
Education prerequisitesHigh School Graduate or GED
Physical requirementsDepartment of Transportation physical
Additional requirementsCalifornia Driver’s license
Department of Transportation
Pass drug test
Written or oral entry examsYes written exam
Subjects studied by ApprenticesCommercial Truck Driving
Water Truck
Water Pull
Material Haul
Load Securement
Hazmat Awareness
Truck Mounted Crane
Knuckle Boom Crane


Contact:  Northern California Teamsters Apprentice Training & Education Trust Fund (NCTAT) P14738 Cantova Way, Rancho Murieta, CA 95683 Shelly Hinkle, Financial Manager.

Applications: Contact NCTAT.

How do new apprentices get their first job? Applicants are placed on a local union hiring hall list. When new apprentices are needed, applicants are dispatched upon request of the contractor.

Additional information: California Teamsters Apprenticeship Training Center.