About CTS

Commercial Transportation Services has been a leader in professional truck driver training and services in California for more than 20 years. We provide:

  • CDL Training Programs for Class “A & B” license & will train your drivers on site in your vehicles.
  • Safety lectures & hands on review for those who have a license to keep in compliance with new rules & regulations or as a refresher.
  • C.T.S. also offers a comprehensive forklift training certification program to bring your company in compliance with CAL/OSHA rules and regulation.

C.T.S. is a member of the MSA (Maintenance Superintendents Association) Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Ventura and San Diego Chapters along with the ICWA (Inland County Water Authority) and the SCWUA (Southern California Water Utilities Association).


  1. CTS provides interactive lectures, demonstrations and hands-on training.
  2. CTS will educate your drivers about specific details that are important for safe operation and inspections.
  3. CTS will help your drivers establish good working habits and create a safer working environment.

Dino Perugino, Owner & Instructor

Dino PeruginoDino grew up in the City of Arcadia and attended Arcadia High School after which he joined the United States Marine Corp. After service with the Marines he attended college and studied business and marketing.

In 1984 Dino was employed at Dootson Truck Driving School for 5 years as a driving instructor and later was promoted to Director of Training.

Dino wanted to pursue his passion of teaching in the truck driving industry and created Commercial Transportation Services (C.T.S.) in 1989. His philosophy is not only to train drivers to make a living but to also instill in them the importance of creating a safe environment for all those on the road.

Dino has and maintains a security clearance with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), along with a Hazardous Materials Endorsement.

Dino's accreditations are:

  • 1989 – Served as Director and Instructor in a California private post secondary and vocational education institute.
  • 1999 – Department of Motor Administration Services Division
  • Employer Testing Program (ETP) Examiner and Route Developer

Paul Mitchell, Instructor

Paul MitchellPaul started with CTS in 2006 and came with a great deal of experience. He is a retired Fire Fighter with 31 years experience as an Engineer Apparatus Driver from the Redondo Beach Fire Department.

He was also the Employer Testing Examiner and Route Developer for the DMV ETP DL-170 program. Paul has participated in numerous engineers’ examinations for South Bay Fire Departments.





References available upon request.

Our clients

  • Chevron Fire Department
  • City of Alhambra
  • City of Anaheim
  • City of Azusa
  • City of Barstow
  • City of Buena Park
  • City of Burbank
  • City of Corona
  • City of El Segundo
  • City of Glendora
  • City of Indio
  • City of La Habra
  • City of Lake Elsinore
  • City of Long Beach
  • City of Manhattan Beach
  • City of Montclair
  • City of Palm Desert
  • City of Pasadena
  • City of Pomona
  • City of Poway
  • City of San Fernando
  • City of Signal Hill
  • City of South Gate
  • Cucamonga Valley Water District
  • El Segundo Fire Department
  • Hermosa Beach Fire Department
  • Poway Fire Department
  • Redondo Beach Fire Department
  • San Bernardino M.W.D.
  • San Diego County Water Authority
  • United States Homeland Security
  • United States Marshal Service


The El Segundo Fire Department has been receiving training from CTS for many years.  We have found the instruction to be excellent.  Dino ensures that our driver’s are competent in their skills.

El Segundo Fire Department