About Central States safety
& driver training

About Us

At Central States Safety & Driver Training we focus on putting safe drivers on the road. That’s why we train largely through on-hands training & real world driving. What better way to learn how to handle difficult driving situations than to be in the middle of it all with your professional trainer!

First, our students learn the rules of the road in the classroom. We help you prepare for each test getting you one step closer to driving on your own. Next, students receive hands-on training from our driving school instructors. Students learn all the skills needed such as basic control, lane position, double-clutching, shifting, backing and traffic laws & regulations.

We are a privately owned school, and we are not the most expensive, but we are the largest in the Midwest. Why? We understand that a career as a professional semi driver can open the door to a lifetime of job opportunities. Proper training is critical to your potential for success. Our goal is your success.

There is such a need for good truck drivers, the industry is booming! There are several large trucking companies that hire students right of our class. There are so many opportunities all over the United States. We will train you so you are ready to apply to those companies with confidence.


Dennis Holtz – General Manager

Dennis Holtz is a certified Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Driver License (CDL) training instructor. With over 40 years of truck driving experience, including 15 plus years Mr. Holtz drove over the road. Mr. Holtz was hired by a local University to start a Professional Truck Driver Training school. During Mr. Holtz’s tenure as Transportation Training Manager he built a successful professional truck driver training program from the ground up.

Dennis Hotz is a National Safety Council First Aid/CPR/AED instructor.

Mr. Holtz received certification from Community Transportation Association of America as an instructor for Passenger Service and Safety (PASS) training and

and development training that is currently being used to train all public transportation drivers in the State of Nebraska. Dennis also developed a Defensive Driver training class for all of the same drivers.

Dennis Holtz is a State of Nebraska CDL 3rd Party Examiner and conducts CDL testing for clients from all across the country.

3RD PARTY CDL testing appointment


Central States Safety & Driver Training LLC
2019 Ave. F, Kearney NE 68847
Phone: 308-455-3035 / Fax: 308-455-3036
Email: office@centraldrivertraining.pro


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