Diesel Driving Academy Testimonials

Jennifer Jones

“Diesel Driving Academy has been an amazing experience for me. When I first started, I was afraid of driving one of the big trucks but I knew it was something I wanted to do. Now, through their instruction, I’ve gained the confidence I need to succeed and learned how to have fun doing so. DDA makes me want to get out on the road and make something of myself!”

Ron Fitzgerald

“To whom it may concern, I just wanted to pass along thanks to DDA for getting my career started. While attending training in Shreveport, LA, I received most of my classroom instruction from Mr. Voss, who I am sure is retired by now. After graduation, I applied to Schneider National out of Green Bay, WI, completed a three-day orientation and hopped on the road to success. I drove for the “big orange” for one year and received a promotion to OTR driver trainer. This was a very satisfying role for me and made it possible to pass on a lot of the techniques that I learned while training at DDA.

I was now training America’s drivers, when just a short time earlier I was working at a dead-end job. I trained for Schneider for 14 years and loved every minute of it. At the beginning of my 15th year, Schneider offered me a position in management, which I accepted. After a few promotions, I am now an Account Manager for one of the top transportation firms in North America – in my opinion, the number one transportation company in America.

When I started into training at DDA, I can remember a lot of critics saying things such as, ‘You are going to school to drive a truck? I can drive a truck and never went to school,’ and, ‘WOW, that’s a lot of money to invest in a truck driving job.’ Well, it was not just an investment in a driving job; it was an investment in my future. Thanks, DDA.”