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New students enroll for training at DDA Little Rock

[Updated!]

Please help us welcome a few more new students: Algia Pugh, Jerry Ashmore, James Woodfork, Patrick Salyards, and Cordell Horton started on April 27, Eugene Harris & Michael Deckard started May 11, and Elliott Jones, Isdreal Taylor, Ja’alan Windom, and Michael McCullough start May 25th!

 

New CDL students at Diesel Driving Academy:

Hey, new students! Say hello to Quinton McDowell, Michael Ray, Gary Foster, Gary Rogers, Gregory Thomason, Ly’one Thomas, and Braylon Sampson – they all start at the LR campus April 13! Welcome to DDA, everyone! Wishing you all the best during your training!

new CDL studets at DDA Little Rock

Get enrolled so you can start on the road in your new career too! Basic and Advanced classes are forming for upcoming starts at our Little Rock campus!! Or, find a campus closer to you!

April 21: Arkansas Dem Gazette CAHRA Job Fair

Diesel Driving Academy’s Little Rock campus Admissions Officers will be attending the Arkansas Dem Gazette CAHRA Job Fair on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 10AM – 3PM at the Statehouse Convention Center, located at 101 E. Markham St., Little Rock 72201.

“The fair is a free community event that brings job seekers and recruiters together in one location on one day. The job market is tough, but the Spring Job Fair is here to help ease this burden on both the seeker and the recruiter. Those looking for a job should come prepared. Seekers should bring at least 50 copies of their resume, dress professionally and be well groomed. First impressions do count when looking for a job!”

Visit with DDA representatives at the Arkansas Dem Gazette CAHRA Job Fair on April 21, 2015

Attention all job seekers: You are encouraged to attend!
If you are interested in beginning a new and rewarding career, consider becoming a professional truck driver! Stop by the DDA booth and talk to our staff member to learn more about the driver opportunities available with different companies, from small local businesses to larger, nationally known companies looking for regional and OTR drivers.

DDA representatives will be available to answer your enrollment questions & questions about getting started in the trucking industry.

Registration is not required for this open event, so please feel welcome to bring a friend or two that may also be interested in starting a new career as a professional truck driver!

DDA graduate Antonio Vaughn goes to work for Tyson Food

Selfie time! Little Rock campus Assistant Director of Admissions, Candace Morgan and DDA graduate Antonio Vaughn had to take a selfie! They’re both excited Antonio graduated and already has a job lined up with Tyson Food! Way to go, Antonio!! We are very proud of the hard work you put in to your training, and wish you the best in your new driving career.

DDA graduate Antonio Vaughn

From Student at DDA, to Driver at Empire Express

We are so proud of William Chambers who graduated April 1, 2015 from the DDA Little Rock campus! He decided to go to work for Empire express and started orientation right away, on April 6th. Congratulations on the start of your brand new driving career! We wish you the best in all you do.

DDA graduate William Chambers now driving for Empire Express

Get trained and get to work! At Diesel Driving Academy, we can train you quickly and get you ready for life on the open road. We’re ready to help you make your mark on the truck driving and transportation industry through a rewarding driving career. Call today at 1-800-551-8900 to see how you can get started now! Or, just complete the form at the top of this page, and one of our Admissions Officers will get in touch with you soon!

Hobbyist builds mini Kenworth tractor and trailer

You’ve heard of people building model cars, or running souped-up RC cars in their down time. One Canadian truck company owner and truck enthusiast did a bit more than just that – he went out of his way to build this awesome – and drivable! – mini Kenworth W900 semi truck and trailer. Originally, Jacques Auger was just going to dress up a golf cart to look like a longnose Kentworth to drive in his local Christmas parade. Instead, he and his friend Donald Gingras spent 2850 hours and $85,000 to get this mini real-deal up and running.

The 1:2 scale tractor is powered by a 1.7-liter, three-cylinder Cummins diesel with a turbo upgrade, fed though a Ford Ranger five-speed transmission and Suzuki Samurai differentials. According to Auger, everything works like the real thing, and is known to humiliate full-size versions at the local truck drag- from a standing start!

Check out the video of him taking the little truck for a cruise around the parking lot:

If driving a life-sized semi is more your speed, give us a call and we’ll get that arranged. Classes are forming for all of our campus locations! 1-800-551-8900 or just fill out the form on the top of this page, and we’ll get you behind the wheel of an actual 18-wheeler!

Mini Kenworth Semi Truck built by Jacques Auger in Laurier-Station, Quebec, Canada

Little Rock graduates starting their driving careers

Congratulations to a few of our recent Little Rock campus graduates. These guys completed their training at the beginning of March 2015, and have started new careers as professional truck drivers!  Lamont Hicks, Clifford Sims, Scott Tinsley, John Horne (decided to drive for Stevens Transport), and Thomas Sutton (decided to drive for Empire Express). Way to go, everyone!

March 6: Weather Updates

WEATHER UPDATES FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015

Little Rock campus: 2 Hour Delay. Day classes to start at 10:30AM

Classes at all other campuses will start the usual time.

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March 5: Weather Update

WEATHER UPDATES FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015

Dallas campus: Day classes cancelled. Decision on Evening classes to come later today.

Little Rock campus: Day and Evening classes cancelled.

Shreveport campus: Day classes will start at 9:30. Evening classes will start at the usual time.

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Feb. 26: Campus Schedules

February 26, 2015: winter weather announcement:

Little Rock campus is back open for normal class schedules. Atlanta campus will start classes at 10:30 this morning.

All other campuses are open as normal for all classes.

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Feb. 25, 2015: Atlanta campus closed {Updated}

Weather Alert for all DDA campuses

{2:00pm Update}

DDA Little Rock campus is closed for the day. All night classes have been canceled.

All classes at DDA Atlanta have been canceled for the day.

 

Classes are on as normal at all other campuses.

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