About Us

Mission Statement

Our success is measured in direct proportion to the success of our students. Our goal is to provide quality instructional programs in a student-centered culture built on respect, encouragement, and continuous support, while empowering students with the foundation for a lifetime of success.

The Premier CDL, Heavy Equipment, Oilfield & Crane Training Facility

The instructional staff at Great Lakes Truck Driving School is made up of highly qualified professional drivers, heavy equipment, and mobile crane operators with years of experience in their industry. Our dedicated staff pledges their unwavering commitment to:

  • Provide quality driver training, heavy equipment, and mobile crane operations programs that will instill a positive attitude.
  • Provide practical and theoretical instruction that will produce safe, well-qualified drivers, heavy equipment, and mobile crane operators who will be an asset to their company and their community.

Situated on approximately 28 acres, our state-of-the art training facility is centrally located and is within 30 minutes of downtown Cleveland, Elyria, Lorain and Medina. Consisting of a 9,000 square foot building, this expansive facility houses spacious classrooms, offices, and student break/activity areas. With ample acreage, and a designated shifting track, our students are able to practice backing maneuvers and perfect their skills. The Heavy Equipment and Crane Operations Training Area resembles a construction site where students learn safety, jobsite set-up, topography readings, grading techniques, trenching, laying pipe, loading dump trucks, footer set-up, picking and more!

Great Lakes Truck Driving School, Inc. is a privately held corporation. James Young, President, is a Veteran with years of business experience. Come by and visit our facility at 27740 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station, OH, just west of Strongsville on Route 82.

Accreditations & Certifications

Approved by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. Reg Number 10-09-1944T.

Licensed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. License Number 1309-1898.

  • Military Friendly Top 10 School
  • 2019-2020 Military Friendly Spouse School
  • NCCR
  • Certified Women's Buisness Enterprise