“Dear Skagit City Trucking School – We at JD Hunt Paving would like to thank Skagit City Trucking for the education and schooling of our CDL. The instructors: Darrell, Dale, Ed, Bill and Ron were very helpful in our education. Their teaching abilities were most exceptional. They were most supportive and helpful in the permitting process, the pre-trip inspections and preparing us for our Skills Test. In addition, we’d like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to Katie for assisting us in the enrollment of Skagit City Trucking School and likewise the most exceptional thanks to Joe.” ~ JD Hunt Paving and crew Feb. 2018
“Joe – I would like to take this time to say thank you to you and your staff at Skagit City Trucking School. Picking a school was a difficult task considering the options: Schneider, Werner, Swift or obtain it on my own, My Dime! Then to find a school that was reputable and could deliver something for my money and not waste time and money. I considered all the schools in the northwest and California and I can say without reservation I made the best choice. Your staff did a great job with the representation and training to prepare all of us for the “Big Day.” The results were outstanding with 100% success with raw material. Very good job! The instructors were professional and friendly (including Bill). I enjoyed interacting with all of them and found everyone at S.C.T.S. to be professional at all times as well as helpful and willing to take what ever time was needed to get us ready for test day. Again good job. In the future, I will recommend without hesitation anyone seeking a career in the trucking industry go to Skagit City Trucking School. Thanks again.” Sincerely ~ Stephen Bellehumeur Feb. 2018
“I can not even begin to find the words to explain how amazing the instruction at Skagit City is. When I first started here I had never driven a manual and was sure that I would never figure it out. My confidence in my own skills was so low I felt like giving up before I even tried. I met the driving instructors and after just being around Bill and Dale I felt so welcomed and accepted that I started to change my mind. I was treated like an equal and given the time and effort my situation needed which was a lot. I went from knowing absolutely nothing about trucks to driving, backing and pre-tripping with confidence. I was shown patience which turned into a positive self attitude and I was able to take my test after I was given extra time to work on my weak areas. I thank everyone at Skagit City for sticking with me and staying positive even when I doubted myself. Dale thank you for all the metaphors,songs and keeping me laughing. Bill thank you for the wisdom and the knowledge of the best food spots. Thank you both for teaching me new skills that will serve me for the rest of life and allow me new experiences I would have never thought possible.” ~ Paige Lee October 2016
“Awesome school!!! Instructors/staff and owner are all great teachers and very approachable with any type of issue. They are also to work around your schedule if needed and never leave a student behind. It is also great that they can make a judgement call when a student is a SAFETY hazard to the public. But they will work with him, to get him good to go. I saw it for my self in my class. All the instructors have great ways to help you get the information and will work individually with you if needed. Great acronyms and different ways to slow you down to make a shift and not grind gears. Safety and you getting your CDL is their number 1 concern. I would and will recommend the school to anyone.” ~ Robert Duncan
“I can’t say enough about everyone at this school. From (nickname omitted due to professionalism) Joe and Office Queen Katie (thanks for putting up with me) to Instructors Jim, Bill, Darrell and Charles, you can’t ask for a better bunch of people to deal with…especially when it comes to getting you an education.
Each of the instructors has their own unique methods of getting the information through to you so that you’ll actually understand what you’re doing when you get out into the ‘real world’. They all demonstrate incredible amounts of patience (well, some more so than others…haha) and seem to genuinely care about your future.
In addition to the outstanding instruction they provide, you’re also offered many ‘insider’ tips on the job market which is invaluable information! There are also frequent visits from recruiters representing many of the top trucking companies in the country.
Katie has the office running like a well oiled machine and is very approachable, knowledgeable and really friendly (oops…don’t tell her I said that). She helped me with my VA paperwork and pretty much handled it all. This place loves VETS!!
Thanks again to everyone at Skagit City Trucking School…you guys ROCK!” ~ Mike Parker
“Thanks for the opportunity guys. Going to Skagit City Trucking School was a life changer for me. Not only did you guys teach me what I needed to learn to get my CDL, but you helped me get a great job with a great company. You are all good people and I enjoyed getting to know all of you.” ~Travis Cabe
“Many thanks for your excellent tutoring and exceptional coaching in my successful effort to acquire a CDL. Your effort made all the difference. Wishing you continued success!” ~David Larousse
“I am enrolled with Skagit City and am grateful that I returned to them for training. Skagit City was in constant contact with me inquiring how things were going and when I planned on enrolling. When I asked Skagit City whether they could accommodate my schedule and school, they were MORE THAN WILLING!! Skagit City has bent over backwards to help me with tuition financing as well as allowing me to come to class when I can and they allow me to attend weekend classes. The level of professionalism I’ve witnessed and experienced personally is not like any others. They have superior teachers and the safety knowledge is happily and readily available with Skagit City!” ~Sherrill E. Hustler Coville
“To be honest – there are no negatives in the manner in how your instructors teach. They are extremely knowledgeable in their field, very happy to share their experiences in the profession (good & bad) which helps the students understand more clearly. They adapt their teaching skill to insure that every student is understanding & absorbing the information. The classroom is a relaxed atmosphere keeping everyone engaged & they keep the class light. Their professionalism is amazing…whether or not they like to admit it, they care about the success of each and every student. Amazing school Joe! Thank you to Darrell & Dale for all do! ” ~ Barry Ruchty, Snohomish County Sheriff
“When selecting a CDL training school, there are a lot of factors to consider but none is going to be more important than the school’s reputation in the industry when it comes to getting your first job. The owner, Joe Hardy, is a former FedEx terminal Manager and has years of real world experience in the transportation industry managing professional drivers. He understands the value a brand’s reputation carries in the industry and truly stands up for what he believes in, which is why Skagit City’s reputation is the best in the state. Whether you want to haul dry van, reefer or flat bed, there are plenty of starter companies out there who accept Skagit City graduates and will get you on the road to making money quickly after graduating. Everything the instructors; Darrell, Dale, Bill, and Charles tell you will help you gain the experience you need to pass the CDL test and get your first position in the trucking industry.” -Tyler Olivas
“I signed up for class A CDL training with Skagit City Trucking School knowing only that I wanted to start a new career as a professional driver, and that’s it. I had never even seen inside of semi-truck before, and was completely intimidated to even start the engine the first time. The thought of backing one up or driving one through town was downright frightening. But all the instructors were just amazing. We slowly progressed from driving around the parking lot, then on country roads, and finally through town. My confidence built and now I feel that I have the skill-set to handle any situation on the road and to continue to improve. The atmosphere at Skagit City Trucking School is so positive and warm, and I could feel that the teachers really cared about each of the students and were conscious of different learning paces and styles. Big THANKS to all at Skagit City Trucking, so glad I chose you guys!” -Evan Pasquier
“I would just like to say I’m two days away from taking my CDL test, and I have never been so confident about anything. I’d like to say Darrell and Dale are amazing instructor; friendly, funny, easy to get along with, down to earth, just straight up good guys. Joe seems pretty damned cool too. Adam is the king 5 guy, but for real, this school is great! If you want to not just pass your test, but learn how to drive a truck, go here! I’ve learned so much. Thanks guys!” -Mike Harris
“Skagit City Trucking School is very well rounded. The instructors are very insightful and knowledgeable about the CDL and driving. The office staff insured all my needs and employment opportunities were available. I will recommend Skagit City Trucking School to other people looking to obtain their CDL.” -Nick Andrews