This is how Commercial Driver School we will keep everyone safe

Commercial Driver School (CDS) has been working with the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (WTECB) to implement standard vocational CDC and OSHA guidelines to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus for our instructors, staff and students.

We have further enhanced safety requirements to meet and exceed health and safety guidelines. Following are the actions we are taking every day:

  • Online/remote learning for our first 40-hours of theory training has already proven to be a successful alternative to our onsite classroom. This has been approved by the WTECB and the VA.
  • Backing exercises have only one student in the truck and an instructor in the yard at a safe distance from the vehicle. The vehicle is sanitized after each use and windows remain open.
  • Field training is now one on one. We employ face masks, keep windows open, and sanitize the vehicle’s touch surfaces after each use and mandate hand washing.
  • A temperature of over 100.4 degrees will result in a “go home” order. Logs will be kept on each instructor, staff and student arrival temperature, time, and date.
  • When cleared to train for the day they will wear an “OK” sticker on their shirt that will be different everyday day. These logs will be preserved in the same manner our personnel and student files are maintained.

The transportation industry is essential in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by meeting increasing workforce demand locally here in Washington State to deliver food, medical supplies and emergency aid. Commercial Driver School has a critical role in Washington’s supply chain.

With unemployment numbers exceeding the great recession, there has never been a better time to join the essential transportation workforce.

Demand exceeds supply; that raises two very important conditions: 1) pay and benefits, even signing bonuses in some cases, are at an all-time high offering family wage job opportunities, and 2) there are plenty of local jobs available, so you can be home every night.

Contact Commercial Driver School today to learn about your options – 1-888-558-7120

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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