Excellent Truck Driving School in Tacoma

Pacific NW Professional Driving School was founded by truckers and truck company owners to provide Washington State approved CDL training to aspiring truckers from around Washington State. Are you ready for a career paying over $50,000? Financial assistance is available. We give you job placement assistance for life! Call us today to learn more!

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Start your trucking career in Tacoma today!

Pacific Northwest Professional Driving School is your gateway to a career which pays very well and will be in demand for years to come. At Pacific NWPDS, we put your interests first — we provide excellent instruction, qualified instructors, and job placement services while you’re in training and after your career has started. Call us at (253) 212-9463 to explore your options in this exciting, lucrative career.

How the Tacoma CDL training works

In just four weeks, you can be behind the wheel earning money with your CDL. Our course meets all industry and state expectations, and you can be confident that you’ll be ready on day one. Our four-week course looks like this:

  • Week 1:  Classroom work to make sure you know what to do — it’s the “theory” section, and you’ll be ready to take and pass the exams for your CDL learner’s permit and endorsements.
  • Week 2:  You’ll be training “in the lab” — working in actual trucks on our range; we’ll work on planning, backing, and other skills which every trucker needs.
  • Week 3:  The lab work in the field continues, and you get the chance to practice everything you need for the road tests.
  • Week 4:  The final week makes sure you are ready for your career. We’ll review the things you do really well, and give you plenty of practice for the things you need to practice. You’ll be out on the road, on highways, and learning the skills needed for long-distance trucking.

Affordable Truck Driver Training in Tacoma

Like all training, CDL School might seem a bit expensive. Don’t be put off by the cost — we can help you find many ways to help pay for it.

Remember, you’re developing skills for a lifetime career which can start you around $50,000 and pay well more than $100,000 for experienced truckers who are owner-operators. Your investment in your future will pay off.

How Have Your Tacoma Trucking Students Done?

Student Success!

“Best Cdl school! The instructor knows a couple languages which helps a lot and they work with your busy life schedule to help you get your cdl. The student passing rate is almost 100% and this school is up to date with all FMCSA and Washington regulations. I would recommend this cdl school to everyone!”
– David

Student Success!

“5 stars ain’t high enough. These guys are awesome. They’re kind, understanding & they are very flexible with how often or how long you can attend school each day. I work nights & they allowed me to learn when I could. They worked with my schedule. They also really invest into their students. They genuinely want everyone to learn correctly & pass. Very patient & professional. All seem constantly positive. Not only that, now that I have my CDL I can still come in & continue to learn or get more driving experience at no extra cost. They also speak multiple languages if that’s important to you.”

– Kenny

Tacoma is great for work and life

Located south of Seattle, Tacoma is a lively, vibrant community. It’s growing rapidly, and the city is investing in its downtown.

Affordable living in both the downtown area and in our charming neighborhoods is one of the hallmarks of the Tacoma experience. Whether you need a base for hiking, running, and cycling, or are looking for a peace place to live and work, Tacoma offers world-class food, excellent museums, and easy access to the rest of the world — we’re 20 minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Tacoma is great for work and life

  • Tacoma’s port is the 6th largest in North America.
  • Baskin-Robbins got its start in Tacoma–or at least co-founder Irvine Robbins did–in 1927.
  • Point Defiance, our major park, is 2nd largest in the nation–only New York’s Central Park is larger.
  • We’re also the home of the Milky Way–the candy; the Mars family business started here in 1911.
  • We’re the birthplace of glass sculptor Dale Chihuly.