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IMG_6597Joe Hardy


Joe graduated from Washington State University in 1982. He started his trucking career as a delivery driver for A La Francais Bakery in Seattle and was quickly promoted to Operations Manager. In his new position, Joe was responsible for distribution and packaging, learning the business from several sides. Joe went on to become a manager for Roadway Package Systems. He has been a manager for pickups and deliveries and rounded out his experience as Senior Manager of the Burlington FedEx Ground Terminal.

Joe brings an extensive amount of safety and logistics experience to the Skagit City Trucking School Program. He is adamant about safety issues and emphasizes total awareness of safe vehicle operations through dynamic and informative presentations.

As the Owner and General Manager of Skagit City Trucking School, Joe is responsible for the day to day operations and activities of all students and employees. Joe makes himself available to all who come with a question or comment. His door is always open.


IMG_6604Darrell Klineman


Darrell grew up in Bellingham, WA where he attended and graduated from Sehome High School in 1971. Following the footsteps of his proud father, he began his driving career at the age of 18, starting out in heavy construction. He drove a variety of trucks, including flat-bed, boom trucks, and HAZMAT. Until his driving career at Yorkston Oil began in 1986. Darrell retired from Yorkston Oil in 2010 after a serious shoulder injury and chose to share his many years of experience by beginning a new career as a CDL instructor. He has a well-established and solid foundation of experience, which he utilizes daily while instructing students. Due to his superb driving record and superior standards for safety, Darrell wishes to pass his knowledge onto anyone who has a passion to learn.

Darrell has endless patience and endurance for instruction as he has spent more than half of his life driving while raising 4 girls with Debbie, his wife of 39 years.

Katie Nasin


Katie Nasin grew up in the Skagit Valley and has lived in the Northwest all of her life. She attended Skagit Valley College and received her Associate in Technical Arts Degree in Office Technology/Administrative Assistant in June 2000. In September of that year she started driving for Roadway Packaging Service now FedEx Ground. She worked as an independent contractor before being offered her current position as Administrative Assistant.

Katie managed 12 routes for Biddix Company Inc.  in Snohomish and San Juan Counties ensuring quality customer service at each contact. Katie has a great focus on the customer’s needs while having first-hand experience as a driver/owner operator. In addition to managing the delivery routes, she was also the Administrative Coordinator of Biddix Trucking School, managing the day to day administration.

A friendly attitude and attention to detail make Katie a key asset to Skagit City Trucking School.

IMG_6623Charles Ward


Charles Ward comes to us as a former student turned instructor. He graduated from Biddix Trucking School and went to drive for Skagit Transportation where he became a driver instructor after 6 months. Charles understands the “Safety Culture” that we teach here at Skagit City and is a great asset to our Instructional staff. Welcome to Skagit City Trucking School Charles.

Bill Hartz


Bill Hartz comes to us as a former student turned instructor. He worked at Boeing as a Fireman for 35 years and decided he wanted his CDL. He graduated from Biddix Trucking School and went to drive for Werner Enterprises. He put in his time over the road and then came back and drove for Biddix Transport & Trucking. Bill loves trucking, it’s in his blood. He is the person to ask if you want to make the trucking industry your livelihood. He uses lots of technology and is our numbers man. He also understands the “Safety Culture” that we teach here at Skagit City and is a great asset to our Instructional staff.


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