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DDA assists with the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Holiday Star Project

DDA was proud to help with the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Holiday Star Project!  This year they collected gifts for disadvantaged children and needed our help in transporting some of the gifts to one of the social service agencies.  Volunteers helped load the truck on Wednesday, December 10th, and then they delivered everything to Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge! Always an honor helping those in our community to have a merry Christmas!




Cary Goolsby now driving for Empire Express

Carry Goolsby was featured for Veterans Day as a DDA student and military veteran. He graduated December 3rd with his Class A CDL and is going to work with Empire Express!

Little Rock graduate Cary Goolsby

Billy Jones graduates from DDA Little Rock

Little Rock’s Assistant Director of Admissions, Candace Morgan, and new graduate Billy Jones after he received his certificate on Dec. 3, 2014. He’s already got a local position lined up! Nice work, Billy!

Shreveport Graduates Tim G. and Demarcus B.

Congrats to Tim Greene who graduated 11/20 from the advanced day class. Tim started his new career with Covenant Transport on December 1, 2014. We also want to say  congrats to Damarcus Bryant who graduated on 11/20 from the advanced day class. Damarcus has been hired by Stevens Transport and was off to orientation after the Thanksgiving holiday. Nice work, both of you!

Shreveport DDA Graduates

Another round of graduates from the Shreveport campus! Way to go, everyone! Very proud of all the hard work you put into your training! Best of luck to you as you being your new driving careers. Drive safely!

Brodney Hayes
graduated from the advanced training class and is starting his new career with US Express.

Cynthia Malone graduated from the advanced day class and is headed to work for Schneider.

Gerald Lewis graduated from the basic program and is planning on working locally in the ArkLaTex region.

Steven Walpool graduated from the advanced day class and is still undecided which company he will be starting his career with.

Terrell Lott also graduated from the advanced day class and is starting his career with Schneider.

DDA graduates hit the road

Big shout out to a few DDA graduates! We’re proud of all the hard work you put into your training, and wish you the best in your trucking careers!!

Eiko Strickland graduated 11/12 from Shreveport DDA’s evening class. She left for work with Swift on Sunday 11/16! Shannon Brit graduated on October 30th from the Little Rock campus. Alex Zamora actually graduated in 2010 and stopped by Little Rock campus last week during the job fair! He’s currently driving for Schneider National. Graduate Tracy Monk stopped by with her Con-Way truck to visit with students, instructors, and staff. Laurence Long graduated in August and began his new career with Paschall Truck Lines.

New students set to being their CDL training

We’ve got a handful of new students enrolled and ready to start their training! Shavalia Critton, Garrick Walls and Markeevias Baxter will start their training on Monday, 11/24 at the Little Rock campus! Rebecca Zimmerman and Charles Wright will start with the December 8th class. Welcome to DDA!

Little Rock students get their CDL A permits!

We’d like to give a big shoutout to a few students at the DDA Little Rock campus that received their CDL A permits this month… Congratulations to Tyrell Garrett, David Stolzer and Leonard Hester! We are all very proud of your hard work!

Veteran Appreciation Day at DDA Atlanta

We had a fabulous turnout for the special Veteran’s Appreciation Day at DDA Atlanta on Tuesday, 11/11/14! We were lucky to have C.L. Werner (the Chairman of the Board) here, along with dozens of veteran truck drivers! It was an honor to speak to as many veterans as we did. We can’t thank you enough for your service, and wish you all the best as you continue on in your trucking careers.

Honoring Our Nations Veterans

Today, November 11th, we honor and acknowledge our U.S. military veterans for their selflessness, sacrifices, commitment, and for your bravery. Their families and friends have experienced first hand the dedication and sacrifice that our military members give, and we are truly thankful for everyone who has served our country.

At DDA, we are proud to assist both active duty and military veterans obtain high quality CDL training. Over the years there have been many veterans that have graduated from DDA and would like to honor them today, along with just a few of our current military veteran students & instructors:

Earl Perkins III, James Green, Jeffrey Barnes, Thomas Sutton, Cary Goolsby, Robert Sundae III, Justin Stricklin, Lamarto Green, Samuel Davis, Antony Wiggs, Michael Smith, and DDA Instructors Doug Hester, George Beers, Stephen Granden and Joel Easley*

Antony Wiggs, Michael Smith, and DDA Instructors George Beers, Stephen Granden and Joel Easley are not pictured.

Diesel Driving Academy has several tuition options available for active service members, reservists, veterans, dependents and spouses. For more information on these program, please visit our Veterans Programs page, or give us a call at 1-800-551-8900!

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