HDS Truck Driving Institute

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The HDS Truck Driving Institute, located in Tucson, AZ, provides career training for people pursuing commercial trucking careers. Students graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to qualify for a Commercial Driver License (CDL).

The following are programs offered at the school and corresponding hour requirements:

  • CDL Driver Training (80 hours)
  • CDL Training (160 hours)
  • Professional Truck Driver (730 hours)

Admission requirements at the HDS Truck Driving Institute differ from other vocational schools since professional trucking is highly regulated. Applicants are required to provide proof of a high school or general equivalency degree, hold a valid Arizona driver’s license, and satisfy the state’s physical requirements. Only applicants 21 years of age or older are admitted into the school’s interstate license program. Those intending to drive in Arizona must be at least 18 years old.

Eligible students can apply for financial aid. Many students fund their education by making post-graduation employment arrangements with trucking companies.

General Information

6251 S. Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85706

General Information:(520) 721-5825
Web Address:www.hdsdrivers.com
Type of Institution:Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
Campus setting:Fringe Rural
On-campus housing:No
Number of Students:210 (210 undergrad)
Ratio of students to faculty:22 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $7,255 $7,255 $7,255 $7,255 0.00%
Books and Supplies $240 $240 $240 $240 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,370 $6,727 $6,839 $6,994 +2.27%
Other $2,795 $2,893 $2,942 $2,676 -9.04%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $16,660 $17,115 $17,276 $17,165 -0.64%
In-state with Family $7,495 $7,495 $7,495 $7,495 0.00%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 92 46%
Grant or scholarship aid 83 41% $275,975 $3,325
• Federal grants 83 41% $275,975 $3,325
• Pell grants 83 41% $275,975 $3,325
• Other federal grants 0 0% $0
Local and state government scholarships or grants 0 0% $0
Institutional scholarships or grants 0 0% $0
Student loan financial aid 0 0% $0
• Federal student loans 0 0% $0
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Programs 93
Transportation and Materials Moving 93
Truck and Bus Driver/commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 93
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this level.

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