Learn More About NW Trucking Academy

Learn to drive truck Albany Oregon

Our Mission Statement

The NW Trucking Academy (NWTA) is dedicated to expert training for each student who desires to become a Professional Truck Driver. Complete with all mandatory endorsements, we will provide students with a comprehensive course of the required basics for an entry level position which are necessary to obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) and assist them with finding a position after completing the program.

In addition to the basics, we will offer advanced training in multiple areas which are not normally covered, such as extended on-the-road experience, as well as on-the-road lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise. We will maintain a low student-teacher ratio in our training program and will incorporate Oregon’s core abilities in context with the standard performance-based professional competencies. We will also offer current CDL-holders an Advanced Course to refresh their skills and provide them with the most up-to-date rules and regulations which are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a government regulatory agency.

We Strive To Help Our  Students Succeed

Beyond providing exemplary training programs that meet the individualized needs of each student and the requirements of the profession, the graduates will be better prepared for the complexities of working as a Professional Truck Driver and will be more likely to stay in the profession, thus addressing the high turnover rates many trucking companies are currently experiencing.

NW Trucking Academy is one of the best CDL schools in Oregon, offering flexible classes, real-world driving tests, and a host of training materials guaranteed to help you earn your CDL.

Students at Truck Driving School Albany Oregon

Meet our amazing team

Our staff is extremely dedicated to helping you pass your CDL test.

With over 90 years of combined experience in the truck driving and instruction industry you can count on NW Trucking Academy to help you on your journey to a better career.

David At Trucking School Desk

David Stahl

Founder / Instructor

David Stahl, founder of NW Trucking Academy, Inc., has been in the trucking industry since 1978. He has owned and driven various trucks, and pulled various types of trailers including Lowboys, refers, flat bed, and tankers. He became an owner-operator and formed his own trucking company, David Stahl Trucking, in 1995. David has a passion for training safe and qualified drivers, as he believes that bad drivers are a product of deficient and poor training. He established NW Trucking Academy to rectify the problem of dangerous and rude drivers on the road. He develops a program to suite the individual student.

Steve Wilt

Owner / Instructor

Steve Wilt is standing next to his first truck in 1979 brings 46 years of experience to NW Trucking Academy.He has been involved in all aspects of the trucking industry. At a young age he became an owner operator, responsible for acquiring customers, dispatching, driving, and maintaining equipment.He grew his operation and managed up to 70 trucks and a brokerage.In more recent years he has downsized but is still very much involved in the transportation business.Steve has a passion for bringing qualified drivers to the trucking industry.

Frequently asked questions

Here are common questions potential students ask.

Do only men drive truck for a living?2024-01-06T23:01:26+00:00

The trucking industry is male dominated but it certainly isn’t a man’s world. Women Truck Drivers are on the rise and entering the industry more than ever.

How old do you have to be to drive truck?2024-01-06T22:53:14+00:00

18 Years Old

Are there any physical requirements or drug tests?2024-01-06T23:02:07+00:00

All drivers must pass a required physical exam and pass a pre-employment Drug Screen and be physically qualified to drive.

What about my driving record or criminal history?2024-01-06T23:03:11+00:00

Drivers must provide your employer a list of any violations for which you have been convicted of in the last 12 months; be able to provide DMV Printout of driving record for past 5 years

What are minimum DMV requirements to be a truck driver?2024-01-06T22:57:50+00:00

Must obtain CDL (class A) learners permit, air brake endorsement, and combination endorsement. Help is available if needed.

CDL Class Truck

Job Placement Assistance

Job Placement assistance will be offered and will be an ongoing search for the school, as well as the student. NWTA (NW Trucking Academy, Inc.) will be corresponding with various trucking companies in Albany Oregon and all over Oregon setting up an ongoing projection of needed students for the future hiring of the trucking companies for drivers.

The goal is to have a job set up for the student upon graduation. Some students will be trained for a specific employer to do special tasks, such as pulling a Tanker with additional training only needed for a tanker situation. Help will be given throughout the training period with correctly written resumes, as well as helping with the interview process; however, it is the students responsibility to find employment. NWTA cannot guarantee hiring of any job applied for.

Ready To Start a Lucrative New Career With NW Trucking Academy?

NWTA is for Men and women seeking new opportunities to provide for themselves or to support their families while being outside of the traditional 9-5 rat race, with or without a formal college education.

Within as little as few weeks, you will be equipped with the skills and credentials to get hired by a commercial truck driving company and get to work in a lucrative new career!

Lets Go!

Ready to start your career as a truck driver or just have a quick question? At NW Trucking Academy, applying for a truck driving course or getting more information is quick and easy. With just a few steps, you can apply for our CDL driving school.

Just fill out our admission applications below, and we’ll send you the next steps. Start your CDL driving school application today or just ask us if you have more questions!

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