TRAINING METHOD

Driving Academy offers affordable, state-approved classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons for teens, adults (seniors included) and aspiring truck (a.k.a. CDL) drivers. Our founder and lead instructor comes from a family of teachers and professional CDL drivers. With a lifetime of driver education experience, driving is something we take very seriously.

Driving Academy has a complete testing yard, with industry leading equipment.

We believe there is no cookie-cutter approach to teaching. Everyone is different and deserves to be treated that way. We do not believe in grouping everyone together and forcing them to learn the same way. Our training method focuses on the student’s individual needs and is customized to his/her learning method. There are 3 basic learning methods – some people are visual learners; some read and learn; and some people are better hands-on learners. Our training method incorporates all 3 methods to produce the best results.

Small Class Sizes

We maintain small class sizes to ensure no one gets left behind. You are part of the family when you join our school, and we know you by name – you are not just a number. We are here to help you achieve success in the class and in life as well.

1 Truck Per Student Rule

If you want to learn how to drive a truck the most important thing is to drive; waiting for your turn in line and watching someone else drive is not a good method for learning. At our school, you get to drive – there is no waiting in line and there is no sharing of trucks. In order to learn, you must do it. With our training method, we provide you with an opportunity to repeat the actions over and over again until you are successful. Repetition is the mother of all learning.

Simulation Training

Our school has invested a great amount of capital in the state-of-the-art technology to improve the learning experience of our students. We have a full-size truck driving simulator built by the same company that specializes in aircraft simulators that pilots train on. Our students love our simulators because it builds up their confidence when we take them out on the real road. Our school can train you how to drive in the snow even on the hottest summer day. Our driving simulators give our students years of experience within a few days. When our students graduate from our program, they come out with an understanding on how to handle every situation that can occur in real life – such as bad weather and mountain driving. We even teach them on how to handle a blowout tire.

Stimulation

We also use our simulators to train on proper shifting techniques. Our students get a real life feeling and sounds as if they are shifting a normal truck, but in a much safer environment. It makes learning a lot easier when our students only have to focus on one skill at a time rather than driving a real truck and learning how shift at the same time. Our simulators are great training tools that help our students become the best drivers they can be.


Truck Driver (CDL) Testimonials

“When I finished college with a degree in General business, I was unable to find a decent job in my field, so I decided to get my CDL and then my dream was to run my own company. Driving Academy not only helped me obtain my license they set me up with owning my own truck and coached me on how to run my own business. Thank you Driving Academy for being the road to my freedom!”

– Michael, 22