• Get CDL trained into a new career in 4 - 5 weeks
  • Choose your class schedule that suits you
  • Instructors who are also certified examiners onsite
  • Top-notch team whose focus is you, the student

Next Step: Talk to Admissions

At Southwest Truck Driver Training’s Tucson campus, we train drivers to operate commercial vehicles confidently and proficiently, whether for a driving career or for recreational purposes. At our Tucson school location, you can:



This location of Southwest Truck Driver Training, like our other campuses, is a registered training provider through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to provide Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT).

At Southwest Truck Driver Training, we offer a lifetime job placement assistance program for all our graduates. No matter how long ago you graduated from our school, we are here to help you find the next job in your trucking career.



About 200 students become truck drivers yearly, thanks to their time at our campus. We pride ourselves on the fact that 97% of our students not only complete the program but earn a license and find a job shortly after graduation.

Our classroom facilities and equipment are top-notch. You'll learn on trucks like the ones you'd drive in an over-the-road career — modern, low-mileage, full-sleeper vehicles with 53-foot trailers. We stand out for having trucks with both manual and automatic transmissions.

It's not just our campus and our trucks — our instructors are top-of-the-line, too. Each is a state-certified examiner with at least three years of over-the-road experience, though many have five or more years of experience. We also boast small class sizes, with just a handful of students per instructor.



You can be trained, licensed, and ready to begin a commercial driving career in as few as four weeks of intensive education with Southwest Truck Driver Training. With CDL drivers in high demand, it’s not unusual to graduate, get your license, and be in front of multiple recruiters offering you well-paying positions—about $49,000 a year or more —with benefits. Most CDL drivers find that their earning potential increases dramatically from starting pay once more miles and a clean safety record are under their belts.

Our record, experience, and reputation speak for themselves. A small investment in time and money has the potential to launch you into a new career and new earning potential—no degree required.



We invite industry leaders like Covenant, May, Schneider, and Werner to recruit our graduates. We host as many as six job fairs annually across our three locations. You can shop your skills to local and regional carriers as well as nationally known over-the-road transportation companies.

Graduating is not a goodbye because every student receives lifetime job placement and career assistance. As an alum, you'll always get the support you need long after you leave campus.

Next Step: Talk to Admissions

Campus Director
Mark Henley


1230 W. Glenn St.
Tucson, AZ 85705


Student Reviews for Southwest Truck Driver Training - Tucson Campus

See what our students have to say about our Tucson campus and instructors! (Comments may have been edited for punctuation and brevity.)


"God bless Southwest Trucking. Great positive instructors willing to help you succeed. Mrs. Christine, thank you for being so positive and a great person."
- Alfredo Tovar


"Just finished Class A CDL training at SWTDT... wonderful staff, comprehensive training; I highly recommend them to anyone seeking to break into the trucking industry."
- R. Evans III


"Going to school there now. They are good teachers and I'm enjoying learning to drive a tractor."
- Vanessa Martinez


"Best decision I made to attend this campus. Graduated June 2, 2019. Staff is awesome—they are there for anything you need. John, the admissions recruiter, is awesome. All the trainers/instructors are awesome. My trainer was David, who is a weekend trainer. He is a great person overall as a trainer and friend. Loved training with him. Want your CDL?? Southwest Truck Driver Training is the best place to get trained."
- Tito Ruiz

Mark Henley

Mark Henley



Kristen Turgeon

Training Department Manager


Brady Kolenovsky

Assistant Training Department Manager

Why Choose Southwest Truck Driver Training?


Several Programs Available

  • Class A CDL
  • Class B CDL
  • Refresher Course
  • RV Training
  • Military & Veteran Programs

Family Owned & Operated

  • Local and Independent
  • Modern industry standard equipment
  • Military Veterans on staff

Lifetime Job Placement

  • Local driving position
  • Dedicated route position
  • Overt the road postion
  • Short-haul job placement assistance

World-class Training

  • State-of-the-art Instructional Driving Range
  • 4-5 weeks hands-on training
  • Tankers, temperature-controlled, and oversized loads

Open new doors with our unique CDL training & lifetime job placement assistance

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