How to Choose a CDL Training Program

If you want to become a truck driver, getting the right training is key for your performance behind the wheel and ultimately the success of your career. Truck driving schools throughout the state offer training for future truck drivers, but the quality of training you’ll receive can vary widely from one school to the next. With so many CDL training programs to choose from, how do you know which one is the right one? Here are some factors to consider as you look around at truck driving schools in Tucson.


First and foremost, make sure the truck driving school you are thinking about attending is accredited and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. One of the accrediting bodies for truck driving schools is the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). If you learn that a program is accredited by the ACCSC, you can be confident in the CDL training you will receive.

Professional Associations

The best truck driving schools are those that hold memberships with some of the leading associations in the trucking industry. Common professional associations to look for when researching CDL schools is the American Trucking Association, the Commercial Vehicle Training Association, and the Arizona Motor Transport Association.

Job Placement Assistance

A good CDL school will prepare you to be a professional driver, but a great one will help you get there. When looking for truck driving schools, take into consideration whether or not a specific school offers job placement assistance for its graduates. HDS Truck Driving Institute, for example, offers its graduates lifetime job placement assistance. That’s a level of support you won’t find from many other programs in the state, let alone the country.

If you’re thinking enrolling in truck driving school in Tucson, we invite you to learn more about what HDS Truck Driving Institute has to offer. Call us toll-free at (877) 205-2141 to speak with one of our admissions representatives, or feel free to stop by one of our open house events on the second Saturday of the month in November and December.

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