Are You Considering CDL Training So You Can Land One Of The Many Jobs Available in The Trucking Industry Today?

But do you also wonder if you’ll be able to find a job that allows you to…
Be Home Every Night®

If so, you’re not alone… and we’d like to help.

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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.

Student Backing Up Commercial Driver School™ Truck

To date, we’ve helped 96% 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, Werner, Airgas, Old Dominion, McLane NW, World Fuels, A Advance Septic and many more, that regularly contact us when they have job openings.

So, whether your ideal job is to Be Home Every Night™,  drive long-haul, drive transit or school buses, drive dump trucks or cement mixers,  we’ve got you covered.

On behalf of my wife and myself, I would like to thank you and the staff at Commercial Driver School™ 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

Commercial Driver School™  In A Class By Itself

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 hometown.

For example, consider the following:

Today’s trucking industry is facing a serious shortage of drivers and recent data estimates that there are over 250,000 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.

Please call us toll-free today at 1-888-558-7120 or 253-983-0200, if you’re ready to enroll, have additional questions, or would like to schedule a visit to one of our five convenient locations.

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Why Trust Commercial Driver School™ for Your CDL Training?

First, we’ve worked very hard to earn our reputation as the 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 every week of the year (See our 2023 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 five Campus locations: Port Orchard (Kitsap County), Lakewood (Pierce County), Olympia (Thurston County), Auburn (King County) or Twin Falls, ID.

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 types of financial aid assistance and veterans can take full advantage of one, two, or all of our CDL training programs.

Please Note:  We are committed to supporting our students’ personal training goals and budgets. That’s why we offer flexible training options and financial advice and assistance. Simply call us at 1-888-558-7120 or 253.983.0200 and one of our student care consultants will help you choose the best training program(s) and associated pricing information.

What Are Your Enrollment Requirements?

The best thing to do first is to call us toll-free at 1-888-558-7120 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 driver’s license
  • Proof of US residency (work authorization)
  • Pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug screen. These do not need to be completed until after enrollment.
  • Provide a copy of your 5-year driving abstract record from the Dept. of Licensing. This is to be pulled and turned in during the first week of class.

A Snapshot of Commercial Driver School’s™ Classes

In the table below, you’ll find quick-reference information regarding our class types, fees, training hours, and more.  Please call us at 1-888-558-7120 or 253-983-0200  if you have questions or would like more details.  Also, check out our 2023 Class Schedule by Location.


Class Days & TimesTraining LocationsTraining Hrs Financing
Class A: Combo vehicles over 26,001 lbs. with towed trailer over 10,000+ lbs.Mon.-Fri.
6am-2:30 pm
Evening: 3:30-midnight
160 HrsYes
Class B “Bus”: All buses over 26,001 lbs. with no trailorSame As Above110 HrsYes
Class B “Truck”: Combination vehicles weighing over 26,001 lbs with no trailer. Same As Above80 HrsYes
Class C: Single/combo vehicles not meeting requirements for Class A or B vehicles designed for 16 passengers or more; hazardous materials vehiclesSame As Above94 HrsYes
Please Note: We also offer advanced classes on bus and dump truck vehicle training. To learn more, call us toll-free at 1-888-558-7120 or 253-983-0200.
  • If you're looking for the best commercial driving school then look no further! Every single staff member is professional, very polite, patient, and super helpful. It's clear that their number one goal is to help you succeed. They will walk you through every step of the way.
    Cole A.
    Lakewood Campus graduate
  • Excellent place to learn how to drive trucks. Every teacher cares about you and wants you to come away with a license and a job! They hosted a job fair and I was able to see all the local companies that were interested in finding drivers. It was more than I expected! Highly recommend!
    Joshua R.
    Port Orchard Campus graduate
  • CDS is a great school to learn how to drive a commercial vehicle. CDS was completely worth it and really got me prepared to go into the work force! The office personnel and instructors couldn't have been more helpful and fun to be around. Highly recommend this school!
    Caleb B.
    Auburn Campus graduate
  • It was an awesome experience. From the first week of class to the last week. The teachers spend time with you and make sure you are ready come testing time. And the pre trip instructor is awesome at preparing you for your test. Thanks CDS!
    Michael M.
    Auburn Campus graduate
  • CDS Truck School Graduate Josh Turner
    My first couple of days driving I as really concerned about my career choice, but the instructors did an excellent job of patiently teaching me. I am completely satisfied with CDS, best career decision of my life!
    Jerome R.
    Lakewood Campus graduate
  • I recommend CDS for anyone who is interested in pursuing a CDL. The instructors are a great group of guys and truly care about their trainees. You will get top notch training in just 4 weeks! Great work CDS.
    Travis C.
    Port Orchard Campus graduate
  • James Bakken A CDS Graduate Pointing To The Truck He Drives With His New Job
    Great place to learn! Thank you for a life changing opportunity!
    James B.
    Auburn Campus graduate
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