Upgrade to class a: for large vehicles: truck/trailer combos, tractor-trailers and flatbeds, livestock carriers, tankers, etc.

Upcoming Classes
Week Day:
July 1, 2024 (Wait List)
July 22, 2024
August 12, 2024
July 27, 2024
September 14, 2024
Class Overview:

In this course, students receive training from our staff of career truck drivers who are passionate about the success of new drivers. 

Training is fully compliant to all Washington State and Federal Regulations providing minimum of 80 hours in person, instructor-led training with ample time for questions and answers to build your knowledge, skill, and confidence. Our classroom student-to-instructor ratio is typically 21 to 1 or lower. Once students move into the range the student-to-instructor ratio is 3 to 1. We ensure you get the time and attention necessary to excel at your new career!

Training includes an overview of commercial driving basicsCDL regulations“Truckers Against Trafficking”“Whistleblower Training”pre- and post- trip vehicle inspectionbackingstreet drivingproficiency, and observation.

Entrance Requirements:
Students must possess a high school diploma, a general education development (GED) diploma, or demonstrate equivalent skills and/or experience. All students are required to pass a Federal Drug test and DOT physical exam. Students must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid Washington State Driver License. Student must provide a current copy of their driving record to verify they are not disqualified from obtaining a commercial driver license.

NOTE: the DOL will require you present your certified birth certificate when you apply for your CDL permit.  Make sure you have a copy available.

Taylor Made TDS, Inc. encourages diversity and accepts applications from all minorities. Taylor Made TDS, Inc. does not discriminate against students or potential students on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

Taylor Made TDS, Inc. acknowledges that information pertaining to an applicant’s disability is voluntary and confidential and will be made on an individual basis. If this information is presented, Taylor Made TDS, Inc. will reasonably attempt to provide an accommodation to overcome the effects of the limitation of the qualified applicant. All inquiries about accommodations should be made to the admissions administrator upon registration of the program. To be qualified, an individual with a disability must meet the basic skill, education, training and other eligibility requirements of the relevant job or vocational program and must be able to perform the essential functions of the relevant job or vocational program, either with or without reasonable accommodation; the employment and academic standards are the same for all individuals enrolled.