HDS Truck Driving Institute


“I would recommend this school to anyone looking to get their CDL Class A driver’s license. I was a stay at home mom for 20 years and became a truck driver in a month! The staff and instructors really care about their students. HDS is a first-class institute that has an environment that is conducive to learning how to drive trucks. I had so much fun! I made a lot of wonderful new friends along the way. Now my 20-year-old son wants to attend HDS and become a truck driver himself!” - REGINA MCGREW, HDS GRADUATE

HDS Truck Driving Institute (HDS) is a family-owned school and has served the state of Arizona since 1991. HDS Truck Driving Institute is an accredited educational institution that has trained thousands of students to pass and receive their Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Students that graduate the program are more successful and safer on the road. Financial aid and financial benefits to military and veterans are available to those that qualify.

Class-A CDL Training

About HDS Truck Driving Institute

The instructors were very thorough and very fun. We all laughed and had a good time in class learning all the things we needed to know about becoming a professional driver.-HDS Truck Driving Institute Graduate

HDS Truck Driving Institute (HDS) is Tucson’s leading accredited CDL school. For over 30 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. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and financial benefits to military and veterans are also available.

Class-A CDL Training at HDS Truck Driving Institute

HDS Truck Driving Institute has proudly served Southern Arizona since 1991. We are a nationally accredited educational institution and we have 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 over 30 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). We're also proud members of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association

HDS has also been selected by VIQTORY to receive the Military Friendly School Award for 2020 – 2021.

Grant and Funding Resources

HDS has close relationships with agencies throughout Arizona. We can help you work with agencies to potentially receive grants to pay for your CDL.

  • ARIZONA@WORK (Formally called Pima County ONESTOP Center)
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance & MYCAA
  • Approved for VA benefits: GI Bill®, Voc Rehab
  • Arizona Department of Economic Security Rehabilitation Services

Our Truck Driving School Team

HDS Truck Driving Institute employs only experienced drivers as instructors. These dedicated professionals receive on-going training in various teaching techniques to ensure the hundreds of students we train each year receive a first-rate education. We continuously study and evaluate student outcomes and institutional goal achievement and use these to improve our efforts for our students, staff, employers, and the community.


Truck Driving Affiliation Memberships

  • 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


6251 S. Wilmot Road