About Us

Welcome to Skagit City Trucking School- One of the highest ranked schools in the state by the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and a professional Class A, B and C CDL Truck Driver Training Program.  Our truck driving school is known statewide as a premier trucking school that equips and enables drivers with the right education to succeed in their truck driving careers. You can be assured you have made the right choice by attending Skagit City Trucking School. We pride ourselves in the quality of our training program and the professionalism of our staff. By attending our school you will learn from instructors who have been involved in the trucking industry as drivers, owner operators, safety directors, terminal managers and contractors. Our school staff consists of experienced, seasoned personnel who have been involved in the trucking industry for a combined total of 190+ years!

We are proud of an excellent safety record due to our professional drivers who participate in our company’s safety culture. At Skagit City Trucking School you can know we have what it takes to get you started in a successful career in the trucking and transportation industry.

Skagit City Trucking School is a state licensed vocational school governed by the Workforce Training Education Coordinating Board (WTECB). We are also affiliated with: Northwest Development Council (Worksource), Dept. of Labor and Industries(L&I), Dept. of Veterans Administration(VA), Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) – farm workers, and Fedex.

At Skagit City Trucking School there are no “Hidden Fees.” We encourage you to come and check out our campus!


For All Veterans

On April 27, 2012 the President signed Executive Order 13607 – Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members.

Companies are strongly encouraged to commit to the Principles of Excellence, thus publicly recognizing the importance of transparency and providing students with appropriate information.

Skagit City Trucking School, LLC has whole-heartedly agreed to comply with the Executive Order’s Principles of Excellence.

Driver Shortage

Currently in the U.S. there are 3.5 million truck drivers employed in the industry. A large percentage of these drivers are expected to retire. An aging workforce, has many trucking companies unable to use trucks or add capacity at a time when freight volumes are steadily growing. According to the Department of Labor, currently the long-haul, heavy-duty truck transportation industry in the United States is experiencing a national shortage of 50,000 truck drivers.  The average age of truck drivers in the U.S. is 55 years old.

A report from the American Trucking Associations says more than 70 percent of goods consumed in the U.S. are moved by truck, but the industry needs to hire almost 900,000 more drivers to meet rising demand. Companies are looking for qualified drivers to fill these positions.

Specific Program Objective

By providing thorough awareness of the knowledge and skills required for the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle, students will become professional truck drivers.

Primary Occupation for Students Completing Program

This program will prepare successful graduates for a primary occupation as an entry level truck driver for local or over the road driving positions. However, the occupation of the student may vary depending on experience, education, and career advancement within the company.

And Now… a Little Story from One of Our Janitors

If you are reading this, good on you.  That means you’re digging for information.  Finding the right school takes research.  I have buried this editorial on our web site for a couple of reasons in which I will explain in a moment…. But first…a little story………

We have discovered that another local driving school has been using our NAME in Google Search Parameters to direct potential students (customers) to their web site.  For those of you that don’t know how “Google AdWords” works, here’s a quick synopsis…

Once you are on the World Wide Web you are able to be “Googled.”  To enhance traffic to your site you can run ads.  You will have a unique user name and password that will allow you to purchase these ads.  And you alone have control of their content.


ad: www.otherdrivingschool.com

And if you don’t look at the fine print you will think that you’re going to Skagit City’s web site when actually… voilà…  you will be directed to the “other driving school’s” main web page.

This practice is highly unethical and potentially illegal. Unfortunately, for this other individual, I know how “Google AdWords” works.  If you hear excuses like….it was a third parties fault….or it was Google’s fault….or the multiple ads were only on there for a day (not when it’s at the top of the page)… or… I could go on… but the bottom line is this, none of it flies.  When you look for a school you would hope that they would operate ethically and with integrity.

A school should thrive on its merits: On what students say, what employers say, what state testers say about our top level instructors, and how the school treats their students.  Not by deceiving the public on being something that they are not…SKAGIT CITY TRUCKING SCHOOL.

The reason I buried this little story is because it’s kind of negative.  I don’t like to live in the negative.  Sometimes in life you’re the victim, you get the short end, and you move on.  That’s life.  But this one kind of bugged me.

Another reason I buried it is because I wanted to see how deep people actually dug around in these sites.  So let’s turn this into a positive.  We like people that do their research.  For anyone that calls into myself or Katie (our office guru) and mentions this little story, we will pay for your DOT drug test and physical.

There, now I feel better.   Thanks for listening.

Joe Hardy / Owner / General Manager / and one of the janitors.


Observed Holidays:

New Years Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve & Day

2020 Class Schedule – CDL A

(please call for CDL B schedule)

January 6th thru January 31st
February 3rd thru February 28th
March 2nd thru March 27th
March 30th thru April 24th
April 27th thru May 22nd
May 26th – Tuesday thru June 22nd
June 22nd thru July 17th
July 20th thru August 14th
August 17th thru September 14th
September 14th thru October 9th
October 12th thru November 6th
November 9th thru December 8th
December 7th thru January 6th
January 4th 2021