Driven with Passion, Guided by Experience

About Us


About Us
Thank you for visiting our website.
We are a family owned Commercial Truck Driving School located in Detroit, Michigan. When we started, we were just two brothers with an orange truck coming directly from America’s open roads. Being on the road as Owner Operators and traveling all 48 states of continental USA, we understood how much it means having been trained properly and had personally hands on experience of what it takes to become a truck driver.
Further, when you join our school you became a member of this great growing family of new truck drivers passing through our doors. We really appreciate you giving us the opportunity to serve you.

MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment where our students will have equal opportunity to develop the skills and acquire the knowledge to become safe and productive component of trucking industry.
OUR PURPOSE
We are more than a Truck Driver Training School; we are partners with our students, training and guiding them to achieve their goals. Our motto is not only to provide exceptional service to our students but also to their future employers and we distinguish ourselves by preparing a safe and confident driver.
OUR VALUES
Our values shape who we are, how we conduct ourselves and what matters the most. Our values are a continuing promise to our students that we will: place them above self, be accountable and do the right thing, teach safety as a process not a program, and be environmentally conscious.
OUR VISION   
We will never be satisfied with the norm. We continually seek opportunities for improvement, setting and exceeding our standards. GTRTS will sustain and expect high safety standards at every level. We will expect nothing less and work diligently to ensure that our training will support that goal.

Programs


CLASS A -160 HOURS

We offer 160 Hours Tractor-Trailer Training

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CLASS A - 200 HOURS

We offer 200 Hours Tractor -Trailer Training

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REFRESHER 80 HOURS

We offer a Refresher course for people that already have a CDL -(Commercial Driver License) or have extensive driving experience driving a truck. At the first day in school we will give you a free evaluation of your driving skills.

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LIFETIME JOB PLACEMENT

At our school we offer a Lifetime Job Placement with OTR (Over the Road), Regional, and Local Companies.

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Admissions


ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. An applicant must be 21 years of age to drive interstate. Further, an applicant between 18 and 21 years may enroll to our program but will be able only to drive intrastate.
  2. All applicants must have a valid driver’s license from the state in which they reside.
  3. Applicants will be interviewed by an admissions representative who will thoroughly explain the program in detail and discuss job opportunities.
  4.  An enrollment contract will be completed if the applicant’s interest, previous driving record and ability to benefit from the program all appear acceptable by the school.
  5. All applicants must be able to read, write and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public and must also be able to understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language.
  6. Applicants must request a copy of all applicable driving records from the State(s) Department of Motor Vehicles.
  7. Each individual must complete and pass the Department of Transportation’s Physical Examination, Drug Screen and met the requirements of the Motor Carriers’ Federal Safety Regulations, Section 391(Qualifications of Drivers). 

Substances Tested For:

The following substances will be tested for to determine their presence or not:

  • Alcohol (If There is a Reasonable Suspicion)
  • Marijuana Metabolites
  • Cocaine Metabolites
  • Amphetamines
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Opiates
  • MDA-Analogues  (Ecstasy)
  • 6 Mono-Acetyl Morphine (Heroin)

A positive test result will trigger SAP - Substance Abuse Professional process which financially will be responsibility of the student. Student will be provided by the school with a list of certifies SAP providers. 

ACCEPTABLE  FORMS OF PAYMENTS

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money Order
  • Credit & Debit Cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
  • Payment Plans (Approved by School)
  • Michigan Works Vocational Grants
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services Grants





Our School is committed to an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or any other basis protected by Federal, State or Local laws. In an effort to prevent such illegal harassment or discrimination from occurring, we communicate this policy to everyone. No student of GTRTS is exempt from this policy.

EMPLOYMENT


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Stevens Transport

We will have a recurring recruiting event with Stevens Transport. The first event is on March 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm. and after that every two weeks.


  • Date: 3/18/2019 12:00 PM - 1/1/2020 06:00 PM
  • Location: 1545 Clay Street, Detroit, MI, USA (Map)
  • More Info: At our yard location

Past Events

Title Date Location
TransAm Trucking 13 Mar 2019 1545 Clay Street, Detroit, MI, USA

Reviews


“Very reasonable prices.Excellent teachers they explain everything in details.Highly recommended to everyone who is interested to get the CDL license one of the best trucking school.”"

Mark Z

“The instructors at GTR are the best they teach you step by step and answer all your questions. They also make sure that you're prepared to be on the road. They truly believe in safety first. They also give you plenty of one on one instruction which is invaluable. Best school there is period!”"

Donald B

“Best teachers that I could ask for. They have the best way of teaching, they let you learn at your own pace , while pushing you to success. Constant support and encouragement, life changing experiences from people who care.”"

Fred M

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


Types of Commercial Licenses

Class A--Commercial Driver License

Any combination of vehicles with a GCWR--Gross Combination Weight Rating ) of 26,001 pounds or more provided the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds

Class B--Commercial Driver License

  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more.
  • Any vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more, pulling a vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less
  • A single vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) if the GVWR is 26,001 pounds or more.

Class C--Commercial Driver License

  • Any vehicle with a GVWR of less than 26,001 pounds transporting hazardous materials for which placarding is required
  • Any vehicle transporting 16 or more passengers, including the driver, with a GVWR of less than 26,001 pounds.

CDL Driver: U.S. Citizenship or Legal Presence Documentation Required

Refer to this documentation  

https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1627_8669_53324-366247--,00.html 

General Questions about Commercial Driver License

https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-5647_12539_71014---,00.html 

If you don't have any Driver License and wants to know for requirements how to obtain an operator refer to this document of Secretary of State Office

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/DE40_032001_20459_7.pdf


Finance Your Training


We are approved by Michigan Works for Vocational Training Grants and for more details about our Commercial Tractor-Trailer Training programs follow the link below.:

200 Hours Basic Extended Program 

https://jobs.mitalent.org/MiTC/Program/ProgramDetails?pc=2014000185 

160 Hours Basic Program

https://jobs.mitalent.org/MiTC/Program/ProgramDetails?pc=2015000228 

80 Hours Program  (Refresher)

https://jobs.mitalent.org/MiTC/Program/ProgramDetails?pc=2015000229 

Also, we are in the process of hiring few financing companies. Stay tuned. 


Our Team


ALBAN MYFTIU

Administrator /Classroom/Yard/Road Instructor

More than 12 years of Truck Driver Training experience.

Shyqyri Myftiu

Lead Instructor

More than 10 years of OTR experience, owner operator, 5 years of teaching.

ROLAND FORTUZI

Yard Instructor

Previous owner of a Transportation Company. Two years of Truck Driver Instructor.

MICHELLE HARRIS

Yard & Road Instructor

Certified OTR Trainer (Over the Road) - Werner Enterprise Certified Instructor- State of Michigan Six years experience of Commercial Driver Training

Vasil Llapa

Counselor - ESL Support

40 years of Teaching Experience

Secretary

Secretary

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  • 1545 Clay Street, Detroit, MI, USA
  • This is our yard location. We are located at the back of the brick building.