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Here’s a selection of comments from our 5-star Google reviews. (Review comments may have been edited slightly for readability and brevity.)

"The school was great—people was very nice and helpful and they explain everything very well, you guys—very well. Should go there: new trucks, small class sizes."

Joseph B. (Tucson campus)

"Fantastic school, professional environment, and they help with job placement by having recruiters from multiple different companies come in."

Joshua Hanson (Phoenix campus)

"Great school, fast paced. Go in with a positive attitude and you’ll be fine. If you’re just going to slack and crack jokes, don’t waste your time or the school’s. Got my CDL, then I got my endorsements. I just started OTR with a national carrier. Been to 18 different states already."

Mike Be (North Las Vegas campus)

"If you're looking to get your CDL, this is the place for you. My instructor was Adam. He was very patient with me, making sure I knew what I was doing before I left from under his training. Extremely knowledgeable about everything that has to do with trucking and becoming a successful CDL driver. I appreciate everything, Adam. I got a job in less than a week, and they’re very satisfied with me and the driving skills I learned at Southwest Truck Driver Training. This school won’t let you down long as you put in the effort… they’re right behind you, pushing you. They want to see you graduate and be successful."

Daveon Taylor (Phoenix campus)

"I would recommend this school to anyone. Fast service, friendly staff members… they are there to help you succeed and start your CDL career. They even help you find a job in the field if needed."

Matthew Gilson (Phoenix campus)

"Awesome school, awesome staff. Obtained my CDL in five weeks, got a local job on the same day I got my license. Highly recommended!"

Jacobo Nido (Tucson campus)

"A CDL can open many doors, from driving an 18-wheeler to transporting passengers. A CDL says that I am a professional driver and will transport people and cargo professionally. Southwest Truck Driver Training prepared me to be a professional driver; starting day one."


"Since leaving Southwest for my first trucking job numerous people have told me how impressed they are with my driving skills. I tell them all that Southwest prepared me to be the best."


"I freaking love everyone at the North Las Vegas location. They all are fantastic and just want to see you pass. But, a special Thanks T, Ron, Alicia, Harold, and Joey. Much love, and many blessings!!!!"

Queenie Ward (North Las Vegas campus)

"I had a great experience. My trainer was Danny. He was a straightforward instructor. I had never driven before. He was very professional and I also had great time laughing and learning from him. He was a firm but fair instructor. If you want to learn how to drive, Danny is your guy. Thanks, Danny, for getting my career up and running. I graduated March 8, 2018... Best place to get your CDL is SWTDT. HANDS DOWN."

Manuel Williams (Phoenix campus)

"Great experience. Kal was an AMAZING instructor who made learning to drive a truck fun. You gotta go through class, which is state-mandated stuff, but the teachers are very cool. Jerry and Jose were knowledgeable and fun. This school is as good as I think a CDL school could be. Go here. Worth the tuition, which is about the same as anywhere else for a 160-hour program. (P.S. I’m rarely impressed enough with anything to write a review.)"

Steve Halvorson (North Las Vegas campus)

"I had the pleasure of meeting with just about all the instructors. They all helped me with every step of the way. This review is overdue. I graduated in July. Six months plus later, I'm working with a excellent company, taking care of family. If anyone is looking for a school that cares, you won't be disappointed!!!"

Scott Roseman (Phoenix campus)

"I had the best experience there. My teacher was Cal in the classroom, and T was my trainer... I loved it!!! Now my husband is in class, he has Bear as a trainer—he is amazing!!! My husband had trouble downshifting. Bear taught him in very short time. I'd have to say all three trainers and teachers are assets to this company, especially Bear, going the extra mile and taking special time in making sure that he understands driving completely."

Dawn Bertinelli (North Las Vegas campus)

"I currently work in the oil fields of North Dakota and making great money! This would never have happened for me if it wasn’t for Southwest’s amazing Job Placement Staff!"

Kevin US Army veteran

"I looked at three different driving schools before walking into Southwest. I knew immediately, it was the place for me. Solid training and the respect you deserve."

Shelly, US Air Force Retired

tashaMy name is Tasha.  I am a recent graduate student of Southwest Truck Driver Training.  I began my journey back in Feb. getting geared up for my new challenge.  I was directed to other schools here in the Valley, however, it was something about this school that drew me towards making the choice to attend going here.  I am so glad to have made the decision to sign on with SWTDT.  James Montgomery was my awesome recruiter, who took the time with me to bring me aboard.  He made the process very comfortable, and enjoyable.  I was very eager to get started!! 


While attending SWTDT, my hard-working teacher, Jeff made sure that I successfully got through the program.  I wanted this so bad, it was easy for me to take in all the information he was teaching and apply it to my life, and use it on the pad to complete my training.  Thank you, Jeff, for your thorough training.  I learned a lot from you and absorbed it like a sponge!!


Once on the pad, Miss Roberta, helped me take everything I learned in the classroom, and apply it to driving the nice Army wrapped Rig that awaited my arrival. Intimidating, yes.  Scared, not at all.  This was a desire of my heart, so I was up for the challenge.  Miss Roberta helped me along the way and was very professional.  There were some challenges I faced in my training, however, I kept at it.  She was very determined to help me through every turn, shift, double clutching, so I would pass and obtain my CDL A.  Kenneth also helped me out a lot as well.  Such an amazing staff of people SWTDT has.


When I graduated, it was on Mother's Day.  I am a Mother of two, so that was a very emotional time that I received my life changing Award, my Class A CDL!!! Thanks to an Amazing team of people. I call them my family because they made me feel like I was apart of them. Their support through it all was very loving. Thank you, Fam!!! 


Future Graduates, if this is a great desire of yours, then obtaining your CDL here at SWTDT will go according to plan, because they will definitely make sure it will.  Just pay attention, have a confident, not cocky attitude, remain humble and respectful, have a willingness to listen and learn.  Kristi will help you find work and won't stop until you are hired.  Be proud of yourself, because you chose a Great School!!! I wish you all much success on your new journey!!!

Sincerely,  A Very Happy Graduate

Tasha C

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