About Us



U.S. Truck Driver Training School has provided CDL Training since 1994 and was founded by Joseph LaBarge. The first training program offered was with one truck and one instructor. In a short time the school grew from a two-man operation to a first class training institution, and was approved as a third party testing facility for the State of Michigan. Agencies such as Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), Detroit Workforce Development (DWDD), and Michigan Works helped U.S. Truck Driver Training School flourish as the premier CDL Training provider in the Detroit Metropolitan area.

USTDTS currently has two locations in Sterling Heights (Corporate Headquarters) and Detroit that provide a full range of services including: training, job placement assistance, and financial aid.

USTDTS has not only provided exceptional training for the general public, but it has also provided training for employees of fortune 500 companies such as the following: Ford, GM, Chrysler, Merritor Wabco, Kraft Nabisco, and more. These companies have requested, on multiple occasions, for customized on-site training; meaning that USTDTS has brought their own equipment and instructors to the customer. Among other things USTDTS has received awards, accolades, and honorable mentions from the following organizations: Detroit news, Detroit free press, Michigan Works, Commercial Vehicle Training Association, Detroit fire department, Detroit police department, and the State of Michigan awarded USTDTS with a special tribute endorsed by Governor Jennifer Granholm.

Over the years we have customized our training programs to tailor the needs of the transportation industry and our employment partners; therefore, increasing the chances of success for entry-level employment for our graduates. Each of our facilities is operated by experienced staff using modern equipment and curriculum to ensure that our students are receiving up to date and relevant training.

Our Staff

Joseph LaBarge – President
Tyler LaBarge – Vice President
James Roy – Director of Training
Paul Dadson – State Examination Supervisor
Doug Johnson – Maintenance Supervisor
Debbi Allen – Controller
John Paul Krajewski – Admissions (Sterling Heights)
Joe Sieben – Admissions (Sterling Heights)
Mike Adach – Admissions (Detroit)
Joshua LaBarge – Job Placement Coordinator
Patrick Griswald – Instructor
Darren Skidmore – Instructor