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CDL graduates from the Little Rock campus

Aaron Royal recently came by to see students and staff with his new truck! Aaron graduated from the Little Rock campus and is currently driving for ROEHL.

DDA graduate Aaron Royal

Here are a few new DDA graduates that are ready to get started in their new driving careers!

new DDA gradaute Clinton Buckley

new DDA gradaute Justin Covington

Clinton Buckley (above, left) and Justin Covington (above, right) showing off their Certificates of Achievement from DDA! Two more qualified drivers starting new careers in the trucking industry!

new DDA gradaute Virgil Taylor

new DDA graduate Kenneth Harper

Virgil Taylor (above, left) and Kenneth Harper (above, right) proudly show off the Certificate of Achievement each recieved after completing their CDL training at the DDA Little Rock campus

new DDA graduate Jeremiah Bradley

new DDA graduate Jonathan Hilson

Jeremiah Bradley (above, left) shows off his Certificate of Achievement and Jonathan Hilson (above, right) is ready to go OTR now that he’s received his CDL!

David Brooks (below) is all smiles knowing his CDL training is done and he’s about to set off on a new, rewarding career in the trucking industry!

new DDA graduate David Brooks

Jarvis, Taylor and Ricky finish their training at DDA Little Rock

Jarvis Smith, Taylor Elkins and Ricky Trent just completed their CDL training at the Little Rock campus and will soon be on the road in their new driving careers! If you’re ready to take the first step toward a new driving career, give us a call!

DDA Little Rock Graduates

Returning Graduate, Shawn Williams

Shawn Williams was in the area and stopped by to show off his new truck! He graduated from the Little Rock campus and is currently driving for Maverick Transportation. Thanks for stopping by, Shawn! Drive safe!

DDA graduate Shawn Williams

Little Rock graduate William Robinson stops by

William Robinson graduated from the DDA Little Rock campus and recently stopped by campus to show off his truck to current students, instructors and staff! Thanks for the visit, William! We love it when our graduates stop by, we are always so proud of their successes. If you’d like to be a part of our success stories, give us a call! Our admissions department can answer any questions you have out CDL training programs!

William Robinson

DDA Little Rock students

May 13 AM Advanced class after they received their permits. Left to Right: Paul Gorecke, Sammy Scruggs, Garrett Crump, Tracy Monk, Clifford Ogden, and Paul Dailey

May 13 Advanced AM class at DDA Little Rock

July 8 Day Class

Jeremy Pettis, Antonio Smith, Timothy Ault, Jered Jones, Robert Reeves, Darrick Harper, James “Scott” Turner, Jesse Nash with Instructors Tim Caldwell and Tim Williams in front.

July 8 Day Class at DDA Little Rock

Updates from Little Rock campus!

We would like to congratulate our DDA Little Rock students Vernon Jordon, Aaron Hill and Lucious Paden on completing their training! We are very proud of your achievements and are excited for you as you start your new driving careers!

Little Rock Graduates

L to R: Vernon Jordan, Aaron Hill, Lucious Paden

New DDA Truck Design

We recently updated our fleet, which includes a new trailer design! People in the Ark-La-Tex area are starting to see these great looking trucks on the road now. We think that’s a pretty good lookin’ truck!

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New Truck Design2

New Truck Design1


DDA truck at the Touch a Truck event

On September 21, DDA participated in the Touch-a-Truck event which combines family fun with educational activities, and teaches kids of all ages a variety of safety topics gives them the chance to see and touch different vehicles like police cars, an ambulance, fire trucks, motorcycles, etc… What a fun time for all!

DDA at Touch a Truck event

DDA named by Victory Media as a Military Friendly School® for 2014!

After years of research and a recent survey of over 12,000 schools, Diesel Driving Academy has been named a Military Friendly School!® for 2014

We are very proud to be able to train the members of our Armed Forces who have served our country, and excited to be recognized as a school dedicated to providing the highest quality training and service to our veterans.

DDA Military Friendly School 2014

Diesel Driving Academy is a proud supporter of our men and women in uniform, and is honored to participate in active duty and veterans programs designed to prepare them for careers in the civilian workforce.

Photo Gallery: DDA Little Rock Open House

Thank you to every one that came out to our Little Rock Open House on Friday, May 10. The turnout was incredible, and recruiters from 7 different trucking companies were able to make pre-hire offers to more than 100 people interested in becoming professional truck drivers.

DDA trucks at DDA-LR campus Job Fair
DDA trucks stretch nearly 130 feet across the entrance of the Little Rock campus to welcome every one!

More than 200 students, drivers, recruiters and people interested in getting started as truck drivers were in attendance!
Open House at DDA Little Rock May 10
Such a great turnout – the parking lot is almost filled an hour before the Open House even began!

Those in attendance got to speak with recruiters from DDA as well as recruiters from:
TMC Transport
ROEHL Transport
Werner Enterprises
Empire Express
Stevens Transport
and Covenant Transport

Ron Landon, new Covenant Driver
Ron Landon
is a brand new driver for Covenant Transport. He says he loves travel – and making a lot of money! He was formerly a carpentry foreman for one of the nations largest construction companies. He helped build some of Las Vegas’ most famous hotels including the Wynn, Venetian and Trump tower.

He became a professional driver because of the pay and benefits. And he’s looking forward to becoming a trainer soon.

Team Drivers for Werner Enterprises
Dale Hunt and Kathy Powell met with CDL students at the Job Fair. Kathy has been a professional driver for two years and loves the career. She comes from a trucking background – she managed the family truck stop for 10 years.

Now as a driver for Werner she’s getting to see the entire country and is making more money than ever before. She is already a member of the prestigious Werner Road Team (there are just 10 members out of the 7500 Werner drivers). That’s an amazing accomplishment for a new driver!

Military Veteran info at DDA Little Rock open house
DDA has long been a proud supporter of our veterans – and the trucking industry is anxious to hire these men and women as they leave active service.

DDA’s program is approved for VA benefits and DDA has trained nearly 1000 military veterans!

DDA staff and trucking recruiters were able to speak with some veterans about the transition into civilian life and starting training for a CDL.

If you or someone you know is a military veteran and would like more information on how to use VA benefits for CDL training, please contact our Veterans Career Counselors today at 1-800-551-8900!

Thanks again to everyone who participate in this event on Friday! We are already looking forward to the next one!

Companies that Hire our Drivers