Yuma Truck Driving School is a private, post-secondary educational institution where you can earn your commercial driver's license (CDL). We offer a flexible schedule so students can work around their busy schedules. Our mission is to offer students the opportunity to develop both the technical knowledge and the personal skills vital to employment in the ever-changing world of truck driving.

When you train with us, you can take advantage of:

  • CDL training: class A and class B
  • Small class sizes
  • Day or evening classes - Full or part-time schedules
  • Financial assistance available to those who qualify
  • Job placement assistance with local and national motor carriers
  • Paid externships for those who qualify


Here are some of the many benefits of earning your CDL:
    As a truck driver, you can earn more than $72,000 a year.* Because qualified drivers are in such high demand, companies compete to offer the best pay and benefits. This sometimes includes starting bonuses or tuition reimbursement depending on the motor carrier you choose to work with. There are few careers out there that have earning potential this high after only a few weeks of training.
    Semi-trucks haul over 70% of freight in the United States and are absolutely essential to our nation's economy. Due to a growing truck driver shortage there is a high demand for qualified individuals in the trucking industry. This translates into excellent job security. As you gain more experience as a driver, you become even more valuable to motor carriers and can continue to enjoy a stable career.
    After you earn your CDL, you can choose the type of job that best suits your lifestyle. Over-the-road (OTR), regional, and local routes provide different benefits. In addition to choosing the length of time you want to spend on the road, you can choose to work alone or with a partner. You can also choose what type of cargo you would like to haul. There are also careers outside of the trucking industry for CDL holders such as teaching at a truck driving school, working as a dispatcher, highway maintenance, and more.
    The freedom of the open road is one reason that truck driving can be appealing. Many people see only a small portion of our country. If you choose to become an OTR truck driver, you can travel across the nation and drive through unique and scenic areas. Besides the scenery you can enjoy from the road, you may be able to take time off in different parts of the country depending on which company you work for.

Our Programs

Yuma Truck Driving School offers a variety of different programs depending on your needs and schedule.
These include:
  • Class A & B CDL training
  • Four-week accelerated CDL classes
  • Eight-week commercial driver training
  • Refresher courses
  • Road testing
  • Third-party CDL testing

Open House

Saturday, June 1st, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Climb into a big-rig and take turns driving back and forth
  • Tour the facility and meet your instructors
  • Learn about the stability of the trucking industry, team and solo careers, and how much you can earn
  • Learn about our job placement program with pre-hiring opportunities with national trucking carriers/companies

Veterans and Active-Duty Military

Truck driving can be an excellent career choice for veterans or those transitioning out of active service. Yuma Truck Driving School provides programs for past and current service members and their families and we were selected for the Military Friendly Silver Award for '24 - '25. Qualified students can use GI Bill®** benefits to fund their education. If you have any questions about the opportunities available to our military students, contact our team.

Get Started Today

If you are ready for a rewarding new career in the trucking industry, we can help you get started. Our CDL classes are taught by skilled instructors with real-world driving experience. They will teach you valuable skills that will help you succeed as a trucker. We also offer job placement assistance to help you get on the road and start earning as soon as possible after graduation.

To learn more about our CDL training programs, contact us today.

*Professional truck drivers earn a mean annual wage of $55,990. The top 10% of truck drivers make more than $76,000 per year according to the 2023 Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Truck drivers can earn anywhere from $50,000 to over $76,000 per year* and with our job placement and career planning program you'll have job options before you graduate.

**GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill


3180 E. 32nd Street Yuma, AZ 85365