Proven CDL Truck Driving Programs

Your Guide to Getting a Commercial Driver’s License

HDS truck driving school will give you the tools needed to obtain your CDL. Truck drivers are the backbone of our society. They keep businesses and companies afloat and working like a well-oiled machine. The federal government requires that each state establishes and abides by standards for licensed commercial truck drivers.

Before you receive your CDL you must pass 2 tests:


This covers information on how to operate the vehicle as well as the many obstacles truck drivers encounter while on the road.

a) Additional tests are available for applicants who wish to gain further knowledge of the many different types of commercial motor vehicles. Exams include:
  1. Passenger Transport Test: This is a requirement for all bus drivers.
  2. Air Brakes Test: This is a requirement for drivers who want to drive a vehicle equipped with air brakes.
  3. Tanker Test: This is a requirement if you decide to drive commercial vehicles carrying liquids.

This will prepare applicants with real on-road experience to demonstrate their abilities and capabilities. The skills test is broken into 3 sections:

  1. Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection: This tests a driver’s knowledge on whether or not a commercial vehicle is safe to drive. Applicants walk around the vehicle, checking tires, gauges, lights, and the overall condition of the vehicle.
  2. Basic Vehicle Control: This tests a driver’s knowledge and basic skill and control of commercial vehicles.
  3. On-Road Application: This tests a driver’s skill and control with on-road situations.

Applicants must also meet physical requirement qualifications. To be eligible to obtain a commercial driver’s license through a truck driving school, each person must come prepared with:
  1. Social Security Card
  2. Proof of Identity & Age
  3. Proof of Residency
  4. Proof of Insurance
There are other general qualifications each person must meet in order to be admitted to a truck driving school:
  1. Applicant must be 21 years of age or older to apply.
  2. Must be able to communicate fluently with the public.
  3. Must be able to read and understand highway traffic signs.
  4. Must be able to fill out reports and know how to respond to law enforcement.
  5. Applicant must also have completed a driver’s road test and issued a certificate as proof of completion.

Once all required steps are finished, applicants who have successfully completed their CDL training as required in truck driving school will be able to contribute to the fast-paced growth of our highway systems and be a part of helping our country move forward.


HDS Truck Driving Institute specializes in helping you hit the road for a successful future. We offer several training and testing programs to meet your needs. Whether you feel comfortable with a big rig and want to be on the road in as little as 4 weeks, or want a more comprehensive experience, we have the program for you.

During your training, we will be with you every step of the way to ensure your success. Our Job Placement Coordinator will work with you during your program to help you with a job opportunity after you receive your CDL.


The CDL Training Program consists of classroom and range/yard training. During the first week, you will be in the classroom preparing to pass your written permit test. At the end of program, one of our experienced trainers will supervise your on-the-road training. This is where you will gain the knowledge and confidence to operate a truck safely and efficiently. This program includes three endorsements: Tank, Doubles/Triples and Hazardous Material.


If you are anxious to get on the road, you can earn your CDL in as little as 4 weeks. The experienced instructors in our CDL driver training program will teach you how to successfully pass your CDL permit test. You will receive a combination of classroom instruction, lessons on the range and hands-on road training. This program includes a passenger endorsement.

Topics Covered:

  • Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections
  • Cab Familiarization
  • Proper Shifting Techniques
  • Backing, Turning and Parking
  • Hazardous Material
  • Basic Road Skills


Successfully completing the Professional Truck Driver Training Program is like earning your master’s degree in trucking. This comprehensive program doesn’t just train you to drive—it advances your level of knowledge through instructor presentations, video demonstrations, student discussions, group activities and hands-on training—enriching your learning journey.

You will cover the same topics in the CDL training program, but will receive valuable additional material that will help you develop a deeper understanding of operating a semi-tractor and trailer. This program includes three endorsements: Tank, Doubles/Triples and Hazardous Material.

After successfully obtaining your CDL, you will complete your externship under the guidance and direction of a driver-trainer with a qualified trucking company. This comprehensive program gives you the skills, knowledge and confidence for a successful career in trucking. Click here for Gainful Employment Information.

Topics Covered:

  • Driving Techniques and Maneuvers
  • Safety Awareness
  • Trip Planning and Logging Skills
  • Map Reading
  • Time Management
  • Roadside Inspection Guidelines
  • Hazardous Material
  • Scale Operations
  • Weight Distribution
  • Coupling & Uncoupling
  • Loading, Securing & Unloading Cargo
  • Night Time Operations
  • Preventative Maintenance


We also offer training by the hour, refresher courses and road testing that can be tailored to meet your individual needs.

Topics Covered:

  • Class A and Class B training and testing
  • Refresher courses
  • Road testing
  • Third-party CDL testing
  • Hourly training

Ready for a more exciting career? Ready to go places? Ready to make more money? Call 877.205.2141 to find out how soon you can get started. One of our advisors will walk you through the process of obtaining your CDL and explain how we can help you become a professional truck driver.


6251 S. Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ 85756



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