About Us

Meet the Tri-Area Trucking Team

Brad Peterson
Brad Peterson
Campus Director
Dave Decker
Dave Decker
Admissions Representative
Stephanie Ripper
Stephanie Ripper
Office Assistant

Our instructors are graduates of a state approved truck driving course and each of them has years of real-world driving experience that they are excited to share with you.


Tri-Area Driving School was started in 1999 to respond to the need for comprehensive training in the field of truck driving.

In 2015, we joined Ross Education as Tri-Area Trucking School. Although Ross’ primary focus is allied health training, they see the need for truck drivers across the nation. Now, we are all committed to fast, focused – education and improving the lifestyle of our students.


Our mission is to provide fast, high quality truck driving training and career services to our students and graduates. No matter when you graduate from our programs, we want to help you find a career and be as successful as you can be.


We have two convenient locations in Michigan. We invite any Michigan resident that wants to get into one of our training programs to contact us to find out how to get started.