History of National Tractor Trailer School

Providing Truck Driver Training Since 1971

Syracuse CDL School Established

National Tractor Trailer School’s first students began truck driver training in May of 1971. Originally established in Newburgh, New York, NTTS opened a Syracuse campus in January of 1972. Syracuse proved to be more conducive to its mode of operation. Therefore, in December of 1972, the trucking schools merged into one campus located in Syracuse. In November of 1977, NTTS moved to its present location in Liverpool, New York, and purchased the facility in May of 1981. NTTS received its initial accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (formerly the National Association of Trade and Technical Schools) in October of 1984 and subsequently became an eligible institution for Title IV funding in March of 1985.

CDL Training In Buffalo

In May of 1989, the school established a branch location in Blasdell, New York, to serve the CDL training needs of the greater Buffalo area. In May of 1990, the Blasdell facility was moved to its current CDL school campus at 175 Katherine Street, Buffalo, New York. In October 1990, the Buffalo location was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges as a branch location. Program offerings in Buffalo are essentially the same as at the Liverpool facility.

Phoenix CDL Training

In July 2021, the school added the Swift Driving Academy (SDA) in Phoenix, AZ, as a branch campus. The SDA is an accredited branch of NTTS and originally opened in the 1980s. Since it opened, its original focus was to train professional truck drivers solely for Swift Transportation. Being connected to NTTS, it now trains professional drivers that can gain employment from various carriers.