Samba Express, Inc. Warren, MI

Rated Excellent
Rated Excellent from 4 reviews
Where the professionals train
Samba Express, Inc.
Samba Express originally began as a trucking company in 1993. We have been a State of Michigan certified testing facility since 1997 and our training division opened in 2005. What makes Samba Express different from other training facilities?

We provide the most extensive training program in the industry fully preparing each applicant to become a productive, professional driver. Because of our years of experience, we understand what trucking companies are looking for in a driver and we train to match those needs.
  • Defensive Courses
  • Motorcycle Courses
  • Truck Courses
Areas Served
Metro Detroit and surrounding areas
Payment Options
Cash, Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Money Orders, Personal Checks, PayPal, Credit Terms Available, Financing Available, Accept VA benefits. Michigan Works certified.
Business Details
  • Licensed, insured and bonded
  • Number of employees: 8
Contact Information
Contact Person Ron Kinnie
E-mail Address
Phone Number (586) 274-9552
Fax Number (586) 274-9678
City Warren, MI
Zip Code 48092
Address 32091 Hollingsworth
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Professional Associations and Certifications
  • State of Michigan certified Truck Driving School
  • State of Michigan certified CDL/Auto/Motorcycle third party testing facility
  • Veterans certified training and testing facility
  • Better Business Bureau
Better Business Bureau
Products and Services
Varies depending on the payment method
Basic 160 credit hour 4 week CDL A training and testing program. Includes preparation for the written exam at the SOS office to get a Temporary instruction permit. Basic knowledge of Pre-trip inspection procedure including parts identification and what the minimum standard is for DOT inspection.

Practice on the 3 basic control skills that are preformed on the CDL examination. These include straight line backing, off set backing and 90 degree alley dock backing. Learning how to shift a manual 10 speed transmission including upshifting, downshifting, split shifting, double clutching and progressive shifting. On road driving while we practice right turns, left turns, xway driving, city driving, curves, Michigan lefts, simulated up grade/down grade. Everything you need to prepare yourself for the CDL examination.

We are also a State of Michigan certified third party testing facility so you will preform your examination at our facility. No need to send you anywhere else. We also will provide you with the basic knowledge of Hours of service operation including how to properly fill out your log books, DOT standards for on duty time, off duty, sleeper berth, pre-trip inspection recording. If you do pass this course and your road test, you will end up with a CDL A with air brakes license along with a certificate verifying you have successfully passed a 160 credit CDL A course.
Key People
Ron Kinnie
Director, (586) 274-9552
I have been in all aspects of the transportation business since 1983. My family has been trucking since 1918 and I am a third generation trucker. Received my certification to test for the State of Michigan in 1993. I started my school in 2005 with the motto "Where the professionals train". My training courses have been designed to not only prepare the applicant to pass the State certified CDL test, but also to provide the applicant with the necessary skills set to immediately succeed in the trucking industry. I have trained well over 400 applicants in the past 9 years, many of them still work for either my trucking company or my partner carriers.
Reviews and Testimonials
Rated Excellent (4.75 of 5) from 4 reviews
  Testimonial by Al Milz
Just wanted to say thanks for helping me get my CDL-A. You came highly recommended and I was not let down. You taught me the skills and knowledge to be a professional driver. You also made the training fun. With perfect practice, I too will be a professional driver. I will recommend anyone to you who wants to learn to drive a truck the right way.
  Testimonial by Gene Renaker
At Samba Express, I felt as though I was learning from real professionals who seriously cared about my success. Ron and his other instructors wanted the four of us in class to not just pass, but really understand why things like Pre-trip inspections were so important.
  Class A CDL Training
by James DePestel from Sterling Heights, MI
Jun 19, 2015
Attending this school was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Ron is an excellent instructor and gave me more knowledge than I thought I could ever gain. This school is committed to making professional drivers NOT just getting people to pass the exams. I had no experience before starting and I was given the ability to operate a truck safely and with confidence. I would recommend to anyone who is interested in training to attend Samba and you will be glad you did. Thanks again to Ron and staff, I could not have gotten here with out you!
I recommend this business
  They know their stuff
by Darlene from Warren
May 02, 2014
Ron and Peggy know how to get drivers safely trained and not just barely trained to get their license.
I recommend this business
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