Class A CDL
Program

Toro Trucking Academy was founded by truckers and truck company owners to provide CDL training to aspiring truckers from around Washington State and Oregon. Our programs are approved by both states. We have over 40 years experience as truckers and truck driving instructors.

Are you ready for a career paying over $50,000? Financial assistance is available, and we accept VA benefits at the Tacoma location.

We give you job placement assistance for life! Call us today to learn more!

Bus Endorsement and Hazmat Classes

We offer classes for the Hazmat and Bus Endorsements at both Tacoma and Kent. Classes are scheduled depending on student enrollment, and they are in addition to your CDL A Class.

The Hazmat Endorsement training requires 16 additional hours of training.

The Bus Endorsement training course requires 30 additional hours of training, and takes 1 week to complete.

"I really liked it and it was really easy and fast to get Class A CDL license also the facility is huge and you can easily practice here."

- Rohullah Wafa

WEEK ONE

40 HOURS CLASSROOM

Your first week covers all of the theory learning you need to be a trucker. We’ll cover the topics with a mix of lectures, demonstrations, videos, and book work. These topics all apply to your field training and driving.

The topics include: Introduction to Trucking, Control Systems, Hours of Service, Vehicle Inspection, Vehicle Systems, Basic Control, Shifting, Backing, Coupling and Uncoupling, Visual Search, Communication, Space Management, Speed Management, Night Driving, Extreme Driving Conditions, Hazard Awareness, Emergency Maneuvers, Skid Control, Accident Procedures, Fifth Wheel, Special Rigs Maintenance, Recognizing and Reporting Malfunctions, Personal Health, Trip Planning.

You will then be ready to take the DMV commercial learner’s permit and endorsement written tests.

WEEK TWO

40 HOURS FIELD TRAINING AND LAB

Your first week of field training includes a range of topics, including vehicle systems and inspection, the Fifth Wheel, Preventative Maintenance, Recognizing and Reporting Malfunctions, Pre-trip and Trip Planning, and Emergency Maneuvers.

You’ll get in the truck for range and road training.

You'll learn how to do Straight Line Backing, Offset, and Right and Left 90° Alley Dock.

This foundation week makes sure that you can inspect the vehicle, describe the engine controls, know when a malfunction occurs, and perform emergency maneuvers—and begin to master the art of backing the truck in multiple ways.

WEEK THREE

40 HOURS FIELD AND LAB

You’ll continue with your laboratory work with range and road training.

We make sure you have plenty of practice with Straight Line Backing, 90° Backing, and Cornering.

You’ll have experience driving in light traffic as well as develop your speed/space management skills.

Your management of pre-trip checks, in-cab inspections, and lane control will increase.

This third week is your week to practice, work on skills, and become more confident.

WEEK FOUR

40 HOURS FIELD AND LAB

We’ll solidify the foundation -- Pre-trip planning and in-cab inspections.

You’ll work on the major driving skills: Entering and Exiting Freeways, Lane Control, Speed Management, Backing Skills, Measured Turns, Starting on an Incline, as well as driving in Medium, Heavy, and City Traffic.

At the end of the week, you'll have all the skills you need to pass all three road skills tests to earn your CDL A license.

Complete CDL Training
Available At 3 Convenient Locations!

TACOMA

1321 109th Street E
Tacoma, WA
98445
tacoma@torocdl.com

(833) 867-6235

KENT

8601 S 218th Street
Kent, WA
98031
kent@torocdl.com

(833) 867-6235

TROUTDALE

2747 NW Rogers Circle
Troutdale, OR
97060
troutdale@torocdl.com

(833) 867-6235

Sign Up Now For CDL Training
Limited Availability!

Responses within 30 minutes during business hours, guaranteed!

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

TACOMA

(253) 448-5041

KENT

(253) 448-5041

TROUTDALE

(833)-867-6235
Toro Trucking Academy

1321 109th Street E, Tacoma, WA 98445
2747 NW Rogers Cir, Troutdale, OR 97060
8601 S 218th Street, Kent, WA 98031