You see, most of our students – men and women just like you – appreciate the outstanding CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) Class A, B and C training our top-notch instructors – all experienced commercial truck drivers – provide, but they expect and deserve more. That’s why we go the extra mile, and offer all of our graduates ongoing, up-to-the-minute leads and detailed information on local, regional and national job openings.
To date, we’ve helped 92% of our graduates find jobs that fit their needs, preferences and CDL type so their careers and lifestyle goals aligned. This is because we work directly with a number of respected companies, such as JJ Williams, Gordon Trucking, Airgas, and more, that regularly contact us when they have job openings.
So, whether your ideal job is to drive long-haul trucks or you prefer to stay closer to home and drive transit or school buses, emergency vehicles, dump trucks, delivery vans or the like, we’ve got you covered.
On behalf of my wife and myself, I would like to thank you and the staff at CDS for your continuous help and services. Every time we have had a question or problem, you have done the utmost to assist us and point us in the right direction. – Tim & Jill S., Seattle, Washington
If you’re like many of our students – unemployed or under-employed men and women; veterans looking to build their resumes with new, marketable skills; or adults in search of new careers – you probably already know that a CDL will provide you with a quick and cost-effective way to earn a comfortable living anywhere in the United States – including your own home town.
For example, consider the following:
Today’s trucking industry is facing a serious shortage of drivers and recent data estimates that there are over 25,000 unfilled openings.
Over the next eight years, US trucking job opportunities of all kinds are predicted to grow by a whopping 11%.
Given this, there’s simply no good reason to wait another minute to secure a brighter future for you and your loved ones. It will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made.
First, we’ve worked very hard to earn our reputation as Washington State’s most respected truck driver training school… and we’re working just as hard to keep it.
Second, we get it. We understand that the men, women, and veterans we serve count on us to deliver on our promises, plus one. And this means you can count on:
Straightforward, honest answers and guidance: Let’s be honest, it’s often difficult to head down a new career path. In fact, you may still be uncertain that the trucking industry is right for you or confused about what CDL training entails. If so don’t worry, because one of our competent and caring instructors will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and offer his or her candid advice.
Superior, personalized CDL training: Our team of experts will “take you by the hand” and provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools you need to achieve your goals. And since our student-to-instructor ratio is 3-to-1, you’ll get the one-on-one attention you deserve.
Flexible class schedules: New classes start nearly every week of the year (See our 2016 Class Schedule by Location for detailed information) and we offer day (6am-2:30 pm) and evening (3:30pm-midnight) classes Monday-Friday.
Convenient training locations: You choose to take your classes at one our four Washington state locations: Port Orchard (Kitsap County), Lakewood & Olympia (Pierce County) or Auburn (King County).
Local and regional job placement assistance: After graduation you can turn to us with confidence for help finding the right job for your skills, CDL type, location preferences, and more.
Affordable tuition fees and financial aid options. We’re pleased that we can offer world-class CDL training classes and still maintain our competitive fees. What’s more we accept many type of financial aid assistance and veterans can take full advantage of one, two, or all of our CDL training programs because we accept the GI-Bill™.
The best thing to do first is call us toll-free at 888.338.0030 or 253.983.0200, so we can answer your questions and schedule a good day and time for you to visit one of our campuses.
Additionally, to enroll in one or more of our CDL training classes you must be 18-years-old, or older, and…
Have a valid Washington state driver’s license
Show proof of your education
Have a valid Social Security card (work authorization)
Pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug screen
Provide a copy of your 5-year driving abstract record from the Dept. of Licensing
In the table below, you’ll find quick-reference information regarding our class types, fees, training hours, and more. Please call us at 888.338.0030 or 253.983.0200 if you have questions or would like more details. Also, check out our 2016 Class Schedule by Location.
|Class Days & Times||Training Locations||Training Hrs||Tuition||Other Fees||Financing/GI-Bill™|
|Class A: Combo vehicles over 26,001 lbs. with towed trailer over 10,000+ lbs.||Mon.-Fri.|
|160 Hrs||$4195||1. Registration: $220|
2. DOT Physical (Lakewood): $80
3. DOT Drug Screen (Lakewood):$48
4. Abstract Driving Record: $13
5. DOL Written Exam: $35
6. Permit: $40
7. Skills Test: $250
8. License Fee: $95
|Class B “Bus”: All buses over 26,001 lbs. total||Same As Above||48 Hrs||$2,995||Same As Above||Yes|
|Class B “Truck”: Combination vehicles with towed trailer weighing less than 10,000 lbs.||Same As Above||48 Hrs||$2,995||Same As Above||Yes|
|Class C: Single/combo vehicles not meeting requirements for Class A or B vehicles designed for 16 passengers or more; hazardous materials vehicles||Same As Above||28 Hrs||$1,695||Same As Above||Yes|
Please Note: We also offer advanced classes on bus and dump truck vehicle training. To learn more, call us toll-free at 888.338.0030 or 253.983.0200.
Day Classes: 6am-2:30 pm
Evening Classes: 3:30pm- midnight