Interested in a New Career? How About Truck Driving?

Food assistance recipients interested in a new career now have a chance at free training to be a truck driver under a Hamilton County Job and Family Services program. But only a limited number of slots are available!

HCJFS will pay the tuition fees and training, as well as related costs, for consumers selected to training. Only those currently receiving food assistance are eligible.

In addition, applicants must: 

  • be 18 years of age
  • live in Hamilton County
  • have a valid driver’s license from the state in which they reside
  • read, write and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public. Applicants must also be able to understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language.
  • be able to get to training, which is located in Hamilton, Ohio.

Consumers will be referred to Napier Truck Driver Training, Inc., located at 3113 Dixie Highway, Hamilton, Ohio, 45015. This company has trained thousands of Class A CDL drivers since its inception in 1994. The training is a five-week, full-time training course which operates Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Applicants must complete 40 hours of classroom training, plus 120 hours of hands-on equipment training. Napier also offers lifetime job placement, tutoring to pass the CDL written exams and free refresher courses for up to six months after graduation. Napier Truck Driver Training, Inc. has over 30 companies that visit the school to recruit students for local, regional and over-the-road positions.

Only a limited number of slots are available! Those interested should contact Jackie Farrier-Hogan at (513) 946-1117 or

by Jane Prendergast

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