About CDS Tractor Trailer Training

Why CDS is the CDL Training School for You

CDS Tractor Trailer Training has been training the nation’s truck drivers since 1999. With multiple locations throughout Virginia, CDS Tractor Trailer Training is the region’s fastest-growing professional driver training school, with three training centers and providing CDL training for multiple Virginia Community Colleges. Simply put, we provide the best quality training at the most affordable cost. As a result of our quality training, dozens of local, regional, and national truck companies hire our graduates.

Truck driver training begins in a classroom setting where students learn the basics of equipment, rules of the road, state and federal regulations, as well as vehicle inspection training. Instruction in the classroom is to help prepare students for the exams and begin understanding the required knowledge needed to become a Commercial Licensed Driver. Students will then be asked to complete their CDL permit test. This is a written exam conducted by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.


The classroom setting leads to behind-the-wheel training in the yard, where students apply their knowledge from the classroom to the vehicle in practicing backing skills required for the CDL skills test. CDS also has a truck driving simulator that provides the student with safe and step-by-step training on shifting before beginning the road training. Students enter road training in a safe setting and progress to city driving as their skills progress. Educational learning comes in a step-by-step process to help all students see the details and essential skills needed to become a commercial driver.

Flip the light switch on your life!

“Where else can you go where you train for 20 days and you walk into an industry where you can make $50,000 your first year? Earning your CDL can quite litterally flip the light switch on your life!”

Jill Balleh, CDS President


CDS Tractor Trailer Training’s goal with every student is to provide professional training in a format that makes it possible to earn a Commercial Driver’s License and enter the workforce as a truck or bus driver.

With a nationwide shortage of truck drivers, there has never been a better time to begin your truck driving career! Major carriers are actively seeking out our graduates for hire! Our students are employable, and most students have job offers waiting by the time they graduate. CDS Tractor Trailer Training graduates are able to start their careers within days of completion of our CDL Training Programs! We want you to join our well-connected community to begin a new career in trucking or take your current trucking career to the next level.

Please visit our page for more information on our Title VI Program Rights.


CDS Tractor Trailer Training’s History of CDL Training in Virginia

1999 – Present


CDS Professional Memberships

bbb logo with a+ rating and red bar stating cds is an accredited member
CVTA logo with red bar stating CDS joined in 2012
virginia trucking association logo with red bar stating cds joined in 2016
Virginia DMV logo with red bar stating CDS is an approved school since 1999