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New CDL student Christy Fitch

Christy Fitch starts her CDL training with us today! Welcome to the Little Rock campus!

new Little Rock trucking student Christy Fitch

Graduates from DDA Little Rock

Congratulations to Little Rock graduates Chad Steinart, Gary Moody, and Jerry Sanders, who will be driving for TMC, as well as Daniel Reed who will be driving the Dollar General dedicated account for Werner Enterprises. Nice work to each of you!

New Students at the DDA Little Rock campus

We’ve got new students at the Little Rock campus! Tyler Crawford & Roderick Williams begin class on October 13. Maurice Robinson & Donavan Shaw will begin classes on November 10th! Welcome to the Little Rock campus, you’re now on your way to a great new career as a truck driver!

Graduate Marcus Coney visits the Little Rock campus

Little Rock graduate Marcus Coney is driving for TMC and stopped by the campus to show off his sweet ride. Current student James Green jumps in to get a feel for what it would be like behind the wheel of a TMC truck!

DDA Little Rock graduate Marcus Coney

Marcus Coney

currnent Little Rock student checks out TMC truck

current student James Green

CDL graduates stop by to visit

Jimmy “Michael” Hudson came in to say hi. He is driving flatbeds for Boyd Bros. He graduated from the Little Rock campus.

trucking graduate Jimmy Hudson

Mike Bates stopped by with his Stevens Truck to visit with students, instructors, and staff. Mike is also a Little Rock graduate.

truck graduate Mike Bates

New CDL students Keldrick and Christopher

Keldrick Rash and Christopher Green will be starting their 2nd week of training already! They started in the CDL program at our Little Rock campus on September 22. Way to go, gentlemen! Keep up your hard work!

New students at DDA Little Rock

Please help us welcome a few new students to the DDA Little Rock campus!

Quentin Smith started class on Monday, August 25th!

New student Quentin Smith

Jovan Morrison, Tyrell Garrett, and Leonard Hester will start class on Sept. 8th!

Cuprentice Harris is a recent graduate from the Little Rock campus!

DDA graduate Cuprentice Harris

Dashcam captures Good Samaritans helping after wreck

I-10 Accident in Gulfport, MS

Video Still Courtesy of YouTube

Gulfport, MS (WLOX News) — What would you do if you saw a fiery crash happen right in front of you on the highway? It’s not something anyone wants to see, but truck driver David Fredericksen was prepared.

Fredericksen’s dashcam captured the moment when an 18-wheeler collided with a Lincoln Towncar attempting to merge onto the highway.

The accident happened on August 11, 2014 around 5:30pm on Hwy I-10 near exit 49 in Gulfport, Mississippi. After stopping short of the accident site, Fredericksen is seen moving toward the wreck with a fire extinguisher to assist the injured driver, as several Good Samaritans follow him. Together they assisted the driver and her young granddaughter from the car.

WLOX News reports that Scott Swanstrom was driving the 18-wheeler involved in the accident. The driver of the car was at fault in the accident. Swanstrom, the driver and her young grandchild had minor injuries.

WLOX has more from Swanstrom, plus pictures of the wreckage published. Watch the full YouTube video here.

How many accident-free miles will you log? Get your CDL training at DDA and learn the skills and procedures needed to safely navigate the highways across the US. Contact us today to enroll!

Congressman Griffin’s visit at DDA Little Rock

We’d like to thank Representative Tim Griffin for visiting and touring the Little Rock campus. Congressman Griffin met with our staff members and instructors to review the Diesel Driving Academy organization and training programs, He was able to meet with and observe some of our students during their training, reviewed campus curriculum, and even got a chance to drive a truck himself!

Check out some photos from the day:

Students, DDA Staff members & others pictured: Walter Dunn, Justin Stricklin, Instructor Stephen Grandon, Admissions Officer Candace Morgan, Finance Officer DJ Goolsby, Barry Busada, Mike Busada & Covenant Transport recruiter Sheila Stanford

Congressman Griffin even posted a video on his Facebook page!

Students at the Little Rock DDA campus

Please help us welcome two new students to the Little Rock campus, Cary Goolsby and John Horne! Cary started class on Monday, July 14th and John will start in the night class on July 28th. Welcome to the DDA family!

We also want to say congratulations to Jimmie “Mike” Hudson who graduated on July 16th! Best of luck to you as you begin your new driving career!

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