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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!

New students enroll at DDA Little Rock

We’ve got new students starting! Mark Coots and Britney Robnett start training this month, Kejuan Bynum and Peter Davis start in August and Phillip Johnson will start class in October. We’re glad to welcome you all to the DDA family and know you’ll all do very well here! Best of luck as you work toward your new career goals!

Yard work at DDA Little Rock

Students at our Little Rock campus practing different skills on the practice yard.

New Little Rock student, Dakota Murphy

Dakota Murphy just enrolled at the Little Rock campus and will start his training next Monday, July 14! Good luck to you as you begin toward a new driving career!

new CDL student at DDA Little Rock

New CDL student Charles Jones

Please welcome new CDL student Charles Jones to the Little Rock DDA campus!! Charles just enrolled for the July 14th day class! Welcome, Charles!

New CDL student at DDA Little Rock

Little Rock graduate Terrance Williams

DDA graduate Terrance Williams stopped by the Little Rock campus to show off his new truck. He’s driving for Pro-Conn Trucking out of Jacksonville, Arkansas. Instructor Vernon Hamilton and current student Nicholas Ragan stopped for a photo with him. Thanks for the visit, Terrance! It’s always nice to visit with our grads!

DDA graduate stops by to visit

Training Days at DDA

Christian Payne is a new student at Little Rock DDA. He will is starting with the June 23 Night Class! Te’Andre Edison just enrolled in school on June 19! He will be doing his CDl training at the Atlanta DDA campus!

Michael Moutry is doing his CDL training at the Little Rock DDA campus! Glen Graham and Vennet Jennings are working hard during their training days. They will graduate from the Little Rock campus. Classroom work isn’t the most fun, but its necessary!

Instructor Derek McManus works with students Ernest Wheeler and Jerome Clingmon at the Little Rock campus. Instructor George Beers speaking to the newest class of students that began training in Little Rock on June 9th.

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