SEATTLE TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL             (253)  528 0900

CDL Class A Course
Full and part-time training courses are available. Courses include classroom training, one-on-one in truck training, yard training and observation, skid control and accident avoidance course and border crossing training. Some of the topics taken in class are: defensive driving, smart driver, load distribution, preventative maintenance, dangerous goods, log books and more. All training is taught by experienced, qualified instructors who have experienced the challenges you may encounter as a new driver.

Our courses are tailored to the individual's needs. We work with various motor carriers to ensure that we are training our entry level drivers to meet and surpass the industry's standards. These same carriers recruit drivers from our school.

What You Will Learn From This CDL Training Program.

The truck driver training program begins with your DOT physical, DOT drug screen and CDL permit testing. Then, for the first two weeks, your training will include a mixture of classroom, extensive pre-trip practice and range work, including things like backing-up exercises, etc. For your final week, training will include a mixture of street and range training. To graduate, you'll need to pass both a final road test and the CDL skills test.

Your classroom time will cover:

Proper logging routines
Trip planning
Map reading
Hazardous materials regulations
Accident prevention
Defensive driving techniques
Safety and mechanical issues

Your behind-the-wheel time will let you practice techniques you learned in the classroom and more:
Driving range and street exercises
Shifting techniques
Backing and turning
Proper pre-trip inspections
Accident prevention
A big emphasis is placed on the skills needed to pass the CDL skills test, which you'll take at the end of your training.

CDL Class A Refresher Course
Seattle Truck Driving School’s CDL Refresher program is designed to bring the experienced CDL drivers who have been out of the trade for a period of time up to date on current industry practices. The refresher course is 80 hours long and our professional truck driving instructors at HCC can help you get back on the road with confidence.

CDL refreshers are custom scheduled and are setup in four or eight hour segments. Refresher candidates must hold a current class A CDL license and have an updated DOT physical card.

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
• Understand basic operation
• Understand basic control systems
• Perform vehicle inspection
• Shifting
• Backing

Day, Evening and Weekend Courses are available.

Please contact us for the next available start date and course costs.


You must obtain these pre-requisites, before registering
• At least 21 years of age, 18 years for in-state driving only
• Ability to be away from home at least 1 week (7 days) at a time
• No DUIs or alcohol-related offences in last 5 yrs; no more than 1 offence in lifetime
• Must hold a valid U.S. driver's license
• Cannot have any felony convictions
• Able to pass a DOT Physical
• US Residential Address required

Once you submit an application to Seattle Truck Driving School, the application will be reviewed according to D.O.T. regulations which includes a driving record review and three year work history check.