Earn Your Class A CDL (Kirksville)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Trucking

HDS Truck Driving Institute - Tucson's Leading Accredited CDL School

For over 25 years, HDS Truck Driving Institute has specialized in helping students 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 that will build your confidence as a professional truck driver, we have the program for you.

From helping you find resources to finance school, to helping you with job placement, your success is important to us. Come tour the facility and meet one-on-one with a helpful admission advisor.


Truck driving is a highly stable industry, coast to coast. Our economy is built on it. There will always be a need for trucks and drivers to transport everything our nation needs. As a truck driver, not only will you be in demand, you will also earn a great paycheck!


  • Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Earn between $43,500 and $63,000 per year*
  • Job placement assistance with pre-hire opportunities-you could be hired before you finish school!
  • Graduate in as little as four weeks
  • Receive personal attention in small classes
  • Interactive learning environment, including classroom, range skill and on-the-road, hands-on driving
  • Learn from certified instructors with real road experience
  • Attend day or evening classes
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify
  • All endorsements including Hazmat, Tankers and Doubles/Triples
  • Paid externships for those who qualify

*Professional truck drivers earn a mean annual wage of $43,500.

() The top 10% of truck drivers make more than $63,000 per year according to the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tucson Truck Driver Training Since 1991


HDS Truck Driving Institute is a family owned school and has served Southern Arizona since 1991. HDS is an accredited educational institution that has trained thousands of students to not only pass their Commercial Driver License (CDL) test, but to become the kind of professional driver that companies seek. It's what we've done for 25 years, and it's why our graduates are working for many of the nation's top over-the-road carriers, as well as regional and local companies.


HDS Truck Driving Institute is licensed by the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), as well as a member of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association.

Our accreditation proves that our standards are high. Our accreditation not only sets our reputation apart from the competition, it also sets you apart from the competition when it comes to getting a job. Companies will feel confident that your training from an accredited institution means you have the skills and knowledge to successfully hit the road trucking.


HDS is the only accredited school in Tucson that has a trucking company at the facility. At HDS, you will see DSW's live trucking terminal in action, which will enrich your learning journey. You'll be fascinated as you watch how driver managers communicate with truck drivers all over the country. You'll even be able to meet truckers as they come and go-they are happy to tell you anything you want to know about life on the open road! And shortly after graduating, you will be part of the exciting world of truck driving!


  • Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Better Business Bureau
  • The American Trucking Association (ATA)
  • Arizona Motor Transport Association
  • Arizona Motor Transport Association Safety Council
  • ATA Safety Management Council
  • National Safety Council
  • Commercial Vehicle Training Association
  • The Driver Employer Council of America
  • AZ Private School Association
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