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Midwestern Training Center
Hazelwood MO 63042

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  • Reviews for Midwestern Training Center

    • Published 5/8/2019 9:54 AM

      Joel Gormley

      I attended this school in 2003, right after returning from the United States Navy. I did not have the money up front to pay for the tuition. In 2004 a judgement for garnishment was entered against me for $11,000.00 to be paid to Midwestern. Both the school and the debt collecting attorneys office they have representing them are RIPOFFS. My paycheck has been garnished WEEKLY for 16 years at an average of $80 a week, and the balance is still over $10k on the account. To make matters worse, the attorneys or company won't give me records of payments made which I am positive are OVER 50 THOUSAND dollars. I cannot get anywhere with these people, and my family is suffering for it. I served my country proudly, attempted to better myself and my family by getting my CDL and because of bad decisions on my part by choosing this school, my family and I have suffered for many years. Take my word for it, FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE.

    • Published 9/30/2017 9:41 AM

      pete serfa

    • Published 2/14/2017 7:43 AM


    • Published 7/17/2016 9:58 PM

      thomas askins

      I aS an instructor there in 2005 W e trained a lot of good drivers if they didn't. know their job they didn't. graduate. we just didn't. push men and women along just to make room for someone else if for some reason they couldn't. learn to drive they were gone from training I filled out reports every day on the students I had as did all of the instructors. sometimes people would make it through the back round checks but were just afraid to drive something so big or they just. couldn't learn to shift one guy was there. 3 months and every instructor there tried to work with him he just couldn't shift but MTC was a great place to work I had a stroke while I worked there and they kept paying. me for over a month while I was in the hospital they didn't have to but they did if you want a good driving education MTC is the best you don't. stay in business for 20 years without doing something right.

    • Published 12/30/2015 8:29 PM

      Jasmine Alexander

    • Published 6/9/2015 6:15 PM

      Are you seriously complaining

      It is a truck driving school. Why are expecting to stay at the Holiday Inn. Be an adult and do what you need to do to get your CDL license. There are a lot of people out here that are jobless and wishing for that opportunity.

    • Published 9/27/2013 11:21 AM


      This is what went down while I was attending this god awful school. I arrived on the 12th of August 2013. Graduated top of my class on the 30th of August. That wasn’t my issue. My issue was with the trainers and the staff that reside there. I made sure I brought everything that was on the list with me. [Which was a waste of my money because of the fact that we didn’t use ½ the stuff that was on the list.] I proceeded to the room they had assigned me. But not to my knowledge I was supposed to share a room with someone [which didn’t bother me as much as this did] we had to share the same bed. That wasn’t going to happen. Especially since I had to change rooms because the person they boarded me with was a female [which I am not] and she wanted to have”fun” …. Yeah not going to happen. So I demanded a new roommate. Needless to say I slept on the couch in the lobby because they refused to do so. The next day I had a new roommate and it was a male. But we both weren’t going to sleep on the same bed and with that I made myself a cot out of the cushions that were in the room. So we begin to train with trainers the next day and come to find out there aren’t enough trainers. We had to fit 6 people in a truck with a trainer for 9 hours. That’s too many people and not enough space. Another issue I had there was with the trainers there. I [and other people] had to take all the tests [pre-trip and driving test] 3 different times because the trainer we had was taking bribes from other students and made us all look like we were the bad guy. The mealing plan that they have there… They feed you 2 times a day, and if you had already ate breakfast there you didn’t get a lunch nor a dinner. So you had to fin for yourself. The trainers that were there took 30 min smoke breaks WHILE we were on the road and left us in the truck. It was disgusting and very unprofessional. The staff [AKA Sandra] She’s a snobby whiny bitch and excuse my language but if you try to talk to her and you’re getting frustrated with her she’ll cop an attitude and bitch and you and say things that she means in a very hurtful way. She doesn’t understand where some people are coming from. NOW If you’re from OUT-OF-STATE you’re going to have a HUGE issue like I have. They WILL NOT send you your actual CDL License. They will send it to the carrier that you are “supposed” to go with. They WILL NOT put your endorsements on there for OUT-OF-STATE. This is something that has been an ongoing battle with my license. They also sent my permit to the wrong address. Which really upset me because I specifically told them the correct address. Also, if you’re from OUT-OF-STATE you’re going to have much of a battle with calling up there and finding out what the issue is with the your license. Also as to talking with [Sandra] she has said that she would HOLD my license till I go with U.S Express. Which I don’t believe is legal but you know, who can stop them right? They are going to tell you that you have to call the DMV,the one they sent you to, and see what is taking so long. The DMV will tell you that it take 1-3 weeks for it to arrive. [Well seeing how I went up there the 30th of August you would think that I would have them] …. That’s not the case. I had to go to MY DMV and let them handle this situation and I FINALLY got my CDL’s for my state. Which costs me 55$ out of my families pocket to get done. Now, they will pester you to death until they have you hooked on going to the designated carrier [only because they get paid a lump sum of referring you to that said carrier] The fact of the matter is that you will have nothing but issues, problems and everything that goes wrong can go wrong. I will say this though my recruiter, Gerald, helped me through A LOT. When I finally met him he was a pretty chill guy. I give him and those in the recruiting area props for being so nice and helpful. Those were the only ones that were there who were nice! I hope you guys listen to the view I have made. It’s a horrible school to go to and it’s nothing but issues. I hope you all have a nice day. Jayhawk

    • Published 6/25/2013 7:09 AM

      fuck naw


    • Published 6/14/2013 12:37 PM

      cathijo neff

      I really enjoyed the learning experience that I received from the trainers. Gary in class, Lee,Joe, Paul and Mitch, on the yard. Mike and big bear Mark on the road. I mostly worked we both Lee and Mike only. I went into this school not knowing a thing about those trucks and I left with a understanding and knowledge because I played attention to my instructors. I choose this training center because of all the bad reviews, I wanted to know for my self if it was true. The only bad thing is the food. You don't like don't eat it. Bring your own. The instructors are top notch. I will recommend this place to others I will never say any thing bad. My recruiter Melissa was honest with me,about the whole process, and Dee and Sandra work wonderful to work with. Thank you staff of Mtc I appreciate all of you

    • Published 3/23/2013 7:56 AM


      I was told I could get a CDL, but could not coordinate the shifting of the dual-level, double clutch, unsynchronized transmission. The only help I got was my 30 minutes every 3 days behind the wheel, which did not help because I had everything else to worry about at the same time

    • Published 4/28/2012 9:45 AM

      Disappointed one

      I recently attended a driving school in hazelwood missouri which is far from impressive.I was trained on old broken down rigs.There was a truck in particular that every time you adjust the seat it would slide out of position while you try to complete your maneuver which is very took 3 days to get a manual so i could follow with the tutor and every time the tutor is reading he says underline this paragraph and as soon as he finishes he tells you it is time to do a written test on the notes you were just given.They said they provide food for us which is pizza for lunch and burger for supper with nothing to drink.There is at least 50 students in my class and whenever we go out in the yard to do maneuvers,we have students trying to teach each other how to do a maneuver because there is not enough in the last two weeks the school got another so called instructor who did not know how to guide a student through a maneuver,he tells you bluntly that he does not know how to do it.Now it is the recruiters job to get you in the school but once they get you in ,you are on your own.You cannot speak to anyone about an issue because no one knows anything but i guess they enough to get you into their training institution.This school does not care about their students wellbeing but only cares about the money.I would advise students who wish to go to a trucking school rule out M.T.C. from your list of schools to choose from.Dont become another victim of this school.I was told the school was for 3weeks and i had completed my 160hrs. but i was in my fifth week and still awaiting a date to go to a testing site.I clearly do not recommend this school to anyone wishes to attend a truck driving school,the only recommendation is for this school to be shut down,they are a total rip off.

    • Published 4/12/2012 6:02 PM


      This place is a pimple on the butt of the truck drivers training industry and truley needs popped. The rigs are so old, they break down every day, They bring in so many people every week that, if you get a chance to pratice the moves then it is proably only 1 or 2 times a day. After 3 days in the "Yard", you have to take a test. If you don't pass the test then they write you up. It will cost you $5995 @ 18% intrest if you can't afford to pay them $4295 up front. The hotel is aka Heroin Central. They feed you fast food and wonder why you feel sick.I am a student there so that is why i wont give my real name. If they want me, then come find me!! Once you sign the contract, give your soul to God because your @$$ is thers for the next few weeks. I have been there a couple of weeks now and have been to the D.M.V. once. Not sure when I get to go again. The class that came in the week after I did had 70 people in it. Half of them are gone for one reason or another. The others are trying to figure out when they get their turn to go. After this I will me more cautious and check under the hood to see what it has to offer. The best advice I can givew you is 'GO SOMEWHERES ELSE!!"

    • Published 2/6/2012 3:17 PM

      Charles K. Ballard

      I attended MTC in April of '99 I believe. I am from STL, and didn't need room and board, though some students from out of the area were put up at a local hotel. We even had to go get our own food back then. So I won't comment on accomadations and things which are obviously upgrades. But they promised me a CDL, and I still have it. I don't know anything about an instructor named "Nitro". But a big hello to Mama Duck, the Radical Rooster, Hollywood Bob, Mike Steel, and all the rest.

    • Published 9/21/2011 9:52 AM


      I was really disappointed with the training I received here. Most of the class was watching a video of how to chain up a rig. The provided living quarters were very poor, and our "included lunches" consisted of McDonalds or Arby's that had been purchased several hours earlier. The vehicles used are very outdated, and had very little in common with the trucks you are assigned to if you use their job placement. Also, the primary company they used while I was there was C.R.England, who offers their own in house training for a much smaller fee. I am glad I got a CDL-A, but I really wish I had gone to a better school than this one. There have been multiple class action suits against this school, and every company that they will consider placing you in. The contracts you sign into on day one are far from accurate. I was informed that if I leased a truck through the Englad, that my tuition costs would be fully covered. A few months into my lease, I received collections hits on my credit report, and got hit paying much much more than any other decent outfit would charge. If you want a CDL, I recommend checking out your local community colleges, or calling up Roehl. They seem to take their training much more seriously!

    • Published 3/18/2011 9:35 AM


    • Published 11/16/2010 9:42 AM


      don't waste your time here.

    • Published 10/27/2010 11:47 AM

      Darick Barnett

      I got my CDL from MTC in 2004. I had nothing then! I now own 4 rigs and I am forever greatful to my instructors! Thanks

    • Published 3/2/2010 10:05 AM

      Larry Smith

      rip off, poor instruction, lack of integrity

    • Published 5/6/2009 8:48 AM


      Instructors are good. Joan in the office is hard but forces you to hold up to your end of the bargin

    • Published 1/20/2009 12:41 PM

      derek phillips

      Got my cdl in 2 weeks, instructors good but everyonein office use a ass. bout 5 ppl in my class got bed bugs.

    • Published 1/19/2009 6:50 AM

      Tony Curran

      MTC never promised "fluffy amenities" and none were delivered, they did, promise to get me my cdl, i trained hard and payed attention, I went to the St Louis site and passed with flying colors, and yeah, Nitros an Ass. But, Thanks MTC for pimpin my cdl

    • Published 12/10/2008 8:48 PM


      The intructors are cool but the secretary they have up there name Joan she really traet you like sh^t yot bed bugs and they really don't deserve to be an insttution for higher learning food is terrible, cleanng woman talks to you like you are 3 yr. old once they got your $ from you it's really down hill from there, but i got my CDL's nevertheless so they don't even deserve a 1 star from me so peace ooooout!!!!!!!!!!

    • Published 9/18/2008 2:56 PM

      casey lee sheppard

      the real deal , as a student you will get your cdl if you dont quit they wont quit on you, they didn,t promise any fancy food or nice hotels but they teach you exactly what you need to know i took good notes and sat in front always took the wheel when i could was able to completr n 4 weeks and now have my cdl and all endorsements

    • Published 8/12/2008 9:01 AM


      Most of the instustors were very nice. The one to look out for is Nitro. The food is worse than what you may get while you are locked up. The place you sleep well I can only sleeping in a sleeper in a truck is much better. One guy that went to school the same time I did ended up with bedbugs really bad. The only thing I can say is that I got my CDL.

    • Published 8/4/2008 4:40 PM


    • Published 6/12/2008 9:32 AM

      Jonathan Beard

      I make a Killing From Werner now that i got my CDL from MTC.

    • Published 8/20/2006 12:58 PM


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