John Wood Truck Driver Training Expanding to Pittsfield

By Benjamin Cox on February 19, 2023 at 6:42am

John Wood Community College is expanding its Commercial Driver’s License training to its Pittsfield outreach center.

WGEM reports that John Wood has maxed out its 6-week truck driver training classes at its Quincy campus, so lead instructor Phil Steinkamp told WGEM that they needed to expand. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM for six straight weeks with the goal of fulfilling a new federal CDL law that took effect last year.

Steinkamp says the plan is to launch their classes at the Pittsfield facility in April with a small class of between 6-9 students while they look for more instructors.

Steinkamp says that the City of Pittsfield has sent students in the past to their program because they need a CDL so they can work for the city. The John Wood Southeast Outreach Center in Pittsfield is located at 39637 260th Avenue.

The Center is hosting a free information session at 6 p.m. March 27th for anyone interested in learning more about the program and discuss the new federal regulations regarding the obtainment of a CDL.

For more information, contact the John Wood Truck Driver Training program at 217-641-4971, 217-641-4914, or visit their website at