Your Route to a Secure Future
For more than 18 years, Southwest Truck Driver Training has been giving students the tools they need to pursue a long and successful career as over-the-road truck drivers with over-the-road and local opportunities available.
Now it’s your turn.
It’s your turn to get the training you need to pursue a career in an industry that offers all the benefits you’re looking for, from 401k retirement plans to tuition reimbursement programs. Trucking companies are looking for safe, professional drivers. They’re looking for our students. They’re looking for you.
What is ELDT (Entry-Level Driver Training) Approved?
As of February 7, 2022, anyone applying for a first-time CDL or endorsement must go through a training program that meets the ELDT rules. Among other things, these rules ensure that student receive comprehensive theory and behind-the-wheel training. The Training Provider Registry shows all schools that have curriculum that meets the new ELDT rules.
All three Southwest Truck Driver Training location provide an education that meets or exceeds what the ELDT rules have outlined. You can learn more about the Southwest Truck Driver Training’s response to the ELDT rules here.
Training Programs to Fit Your Goals
Our programs are designed to get you from classroom to the open road in as little as 4 to 5 weeks!
The Class A Commercial Driver License program provides a basic knowledge of the requirements for a Class A CDL. Plus, it offers enough behind-the-wheel driving time to develop the practical skills necessary to obtain a Class A CDL. Graduates of the program qualify for entry-level positions into the trucking industry.
The Class B program provides an operational knowledge of working vehicles such as cement mixers, delivery trucks or dump trucks. (Certain vehicles may require additional training, depending on the employer. We can provide that training.) Graduates of the program will earn a Class B CDL with “Air Brakes” endorsement. Select training locations also offer Passenger or School Bus endorsements – call to learn more.
Drivers with prior driving experience — within the last 2 to 3 years — should consider the Refresher Program. This program reintroduces them to the trucking industry, providing hands-on driving time and Job Placement Assistance. A current DOT physical, drug screen and current Arizona CDL or CDL permit are required. Pre-hires with quality trucking companies are available to those who qualify.
Three Locations to Choose From
We have built a brand new state-of-the-art campus off of 51st Avenue just north of Buckeye Rd. And our staff has the experience and skills you need to start down the road to new and successful career in trucking.
In 1999, Gary P. Williams unlocked the doors to Southwest Truck Driver Training right here in Tucson. Centrally positioned right off the I-10 on Glenn St, our Tucson campus is a convenient 20-minute drive from David-Monthan Air Force Base. Our friendly and experienced staff will give you the tools you need to earn your CDL in as little as 4 to 5 weeks … and get you on the road to a new career in truck driving!
Located west of the I-15 off of Craig Road, our Las Vegas campus is minutes away from Nellis Air Force Base. And you’re just weeks from a new career in truck driving! Get in touch today and get on the road to an amazing new career in just 4 to 5 weeks.
The Right Training Makes All the Difference
Looking to start your over-the-road career? Want to get your driving career back on track? Need specialized training in recreational vehicles? From Class A CDL and Class B CDL training to refresher courses and RV training, we offer the training you need to succeed.
We provide multiple categories of placement services to help you fulfill your specific career needs. We won’t push you to any particular company. And we offer lifetime placement assistance to every graduate for local, regional and national opportunities. Whether you need to be home every night or want to see the country, we’re here to help!
- Family owned & operated
- Modern equipment
- Oil-field job placement assistance
- Training and Testing for Class A and B license
- Military veterans on staff
- Employers who support our military heroes
- State-of-the-art instructional driving range — with covered awnings
- Training and testing for bus endorsements — School & Coach
- RV training
- 1-on-1 training available
- Outside third-party testing available
- All instruction provided at your preferred location
- Hands-on and digital teaching aids
- Experience instructors in tankers, temperature-controlled units, flat beds & oversized loads
How to Pay for Your Driving Education
As a training provider for the Workforce Investment Act, we’ve successfully trained thousands of agency students from Pima County One-Stop Centers, DES Vocational Rehabilitation, DES Jobs, Santa Cruz Workforce, Maricopa Workforce Connection, Phoenix Workforce Connection, City of Phoenix, Friendly House, Bridge Counseling, Job Connect and many others. Contact us to learn more about available grants.
For students who do not meet state grant requirements, we offer a tuition assistance program to help meet your needs. We also do not require a credit check. Contact us today to learn more about in-house financing.
Our Successes Speak for Themselves!