Are You Thinking About Class C CDL Training So You  Can Take Advantage Of The Many Jobs Opportunities Available Today And…Be Home Every Night Be Home Every Night®. If so, you’ve come to the right place.

You see, for many years Commercial Driver School’s™ exceptional instructors – all experienced commercial truck drivers – have helped our students earn their Class C CDL, so that when they graduate they’re ready to accept local and/or regional job positions immediately.

But this is only part of what we do for our graduates.

Class C CDL Training
Class C Transit Vehicle

Once their training is completed, we send our graduates up-to-the-minute information on job openings.  As a result, we’ve helped 92% of our graduates find jobs that fit their needs, preferences, and CDL type so their careers and lifestyle goals are aligned. 

We’re able to do this because we work directly with a number of respected companies (e.g. JJ Williams, Gordon Trucking, Airgas, etc.) that contact us whenever they are actively looking to fill job vacancies.

The manner and environment in which the training was conducted was absolutely top notch and second to none! I would not hesitate to recommend you school to anyone looking for professional and meaningful truck driver training.  – Kelly F., Seattle, WA

What is a Class C CDL and What Can I Do With It?

Class C CDL Training
Class C Vehicle

If you’re like most of our students, you’re interested in earning your Class C CDL for one big reason: a job.

You may also be looking for a job that will help you earn a comfortable living and allow you to be at home with your family every night.

If so, a Class C CDL is a great choice for several reasons. First, because the US trucking industry is facing one of the most severe truck driver shortages in recent history, your chances of landing a job right after graduation are very good. This also makes CDL training one of the most cost-effective and wisest investments you can make for your future.

Second, with your Class C CDL, you’ll be licensed to drive vehicles that weigh 26,000 lbs. or less, and are designed to carry 16 or more people (this includes the driver) or carry placarded hazardous materials.  This includes more “local ” vehicles such as school and shuttle buses, transit vehicles,  and more.

Just think…  in a very short time,  you too could be “on the road” and living the brighter future you always imagined. So why wait any longer?

Please call us toll-free at 1-888-558-7120 or 253-983-0200, if you’d like to enroll, have questions about our Class C CDL training, and/or you’d like to schedule a visit at one of our four convenient locations or an after-hours appointment.


Or, feel free to stop by unannounced. We’re here Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm.  

Why Trust Commercial Driver School™ for Your CDL Training?

CDS Truck School Training For Class C Bus
Class C Bus

First, worked very hard to earn our reputation as Washington State’s most respected  – and fastest growing – truck driver training school and we’re working just as hard to keep it.

Second, we recognize that our students expect – and deserve – exceptional Class C CDL training from trusted professionals who will make sure that they’re ready to “take to the road” quickly and safely. And in order to deliver on that promise, we’ve taken a fresh new approach to CDL training, which means you can expect:

Thoughtful answers and guidance: Let’s be honest, starting a new career can be difficult. In fact, you may still be wondering if CDL training is the right fit for you. If so, please call us toll-free at 888-338-0030 or 253-983-0200 so you can talk with one of our experienced and caring instructors. He or she will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, learn more about your situation and offer you his or her straightforward advice.

Superior, personalized CDL training: Our outstanding instructors – all licensed commercial drivers – will “take you by the hand” and provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to earn your Class C CDL.  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 (For details, see Class C CDL Training Schedule below) and we offer day (6 am-2:30 pm) and evening (3:30pm-midnight) classes Monday-Friday.

Local and regional job placement assistance: After graduation, you can turn to us with confidence for help in finding the right job for your skills, CDL type, location preferences, and more.

Convenient training locations: You can choose to train for your Class C CDL at one of our four Washington state campuses, located in Port Orchard (Kitsap County), Lakewood (Pierce County), Olympia (Thurston County) or Auburn (King County).

Affordable tuition fees and funding options available: We’re pleased that we can offer world-class CDL training classes and still maintain our competitive fees. What’s more, we accept the GI-Bill® and many other funding options

Enrollment Requirements

Before doing anything else, we strongly recommend that you call us toll-free at 888-338-0030 or 253-983-0200, so we can give you help you locate and prepare the required documents.

In order to enroll in our Class C 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’s (DOT) physical and drug screening
Provide a copy of your 5-year driving abstract record from the Dept. of  Licensing

Class C CDL Training Schedule

Schedule: Monday-Friday
Day Class Times: 6 am-2:30 pm
Evening Class Times: 3:30 pm-midnight

2019 Class Locations and Start Dates:


Funding Options Available? Yes. GI-Bill® Accepted? Yes. Please call 253-983-0200 for more information.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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