Veterans CDL News

Military Veterans Finding New Career in Truck Driving

Nov 2, 2017

 

Several members of our military come out of the service and face a very critical decision when deciding what they will do for the rest of their career. While their options are quite numerous, many veterans choose to go into the trucking industry.

What is Driving Military Veterans to the Trucking Industry?

Many trucking companies, are proud to support both Active and Retired Military Members. Both companies and schools help Veterans receive the training they need to begin their new career in trucking. Georgia Driving Academy is no exception and is proud to participate in Military Veteran Programs.

GDA is honored to say we fully participate in Veteran Tuition Assistance Programs. These programs provide financial assistance to both Active and Retired Military men and women. By training in high-demand fields, Veterans can have a quality job after returning home from their years of service. These grant programs help train and place Military Veterans in high-quality jobs that offer both benefits and competitive pay.

Military grants help not only those who have served, but also their spouse and families. In return, these individuals can now have a quality career and make the money needed to live comfortably with their their families.

Georgia Driving Academy is proud to participate in: Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), Chapter 35 – Survivors and Dependents Assistance Program (DEA), Military Spouse Career Advance Accounts (MyCAA).

Contact us today for more information about Veteran Assistance Programs offered to our Active Military Personnel and Veterans. GDA offers both Class A and Class B CDL Training in Conyers and Columbus, GA. Students can also choose to take their first three weeks of training, online!

Featured October CDL Grads Weatherspoon and Butler

Oct 27, 2016

 

Check out our featured CDL Training graduates! Congratulations and good luck out on the road!

Featured Georgia Driving Academy October Graduates

GDA Grad Marlan Weatherspoon

GDA Grad Marlan Weatherspoon

Marlan Weatherspoon recently completed the Class A CDL program at Georgia Driving Academy – Conyers. When looking for a new career, Marlan decided to turn to truck driving because he had friends and family in the industry. He chose to GDA because it was close to home at an affordable price. His favorite part about training was getting the chance to hit the road and drive the trucks. He looks forward to driving for Western Express in the near future! Congratulations, Marlan and good luck on the road!

GDA Grad Dexter Butler

GDA Grad Dexter Butler

Dexter Butler recently graduated from the Georgia Driving Academy – Conyers campus. Dexter has always loved traveling and seeing new places, so truck driving school provided the perfect opportunity to do just that! When friends spoke highly of Georgia Driving Academy, he decided to enroll. His favorite part of training was the new friends he met during training. Congratulations, Dexter! Good luck on the road!

GDA Grads Tatum, Hite, Boyd and Childress

Nov 30, 2015

 

Here are some of Georgia Driving Academy’s featured graduates! Congratulations and good luck out on the road!

GDA Grad Ben Tatum

GDA Grad Ben Tatum


Georgia Driving Academy Columbus campus student Ben Tatum graduated last week from the Class A CDL Training Program. After serving in the Army, Ben was looking to transition in careers and had heard about the Veteran’s Training Assistance offered at GDA. His favorite part about training at Georgia Driving Academy was learning how to back up a semi. Ben looks forward to attending orientation with TMC.

GDA Grad Richard Hite

GDA Grad Richard Hite


Georgia Driving Academy Columbus Campus student Richard Hite graduated last week from the Class A CDL Training Program. After serving in the Army, Richard was looking for a new career. He located GDA Training and was ready to begin training for his new career. His favorite part about training at Georgia Driving Academy was driving over the road with his classmates. Richard looks forward to attending orientation with U.S Xpress.

GDA Grad Latisa Boyd

GDA Grad Latisa Boyd


Georgia Driving Academy Columbus campus student Latisa Boyd graduated last week from the Class A CDL Training Program. Latisa was looking for a career where she could get paid to travel and see the world. She talked with friends who recommended she attend GDA. Her favorite part about training at Georgia Driving Academy was learning all the important maneuvers. Latisa looks forward to driving for U.S Xpress.

GDA Grad Darius Childress

GDA Grad Darius Childress


Georgia Driving Academy Columbus campus student Darius Childress graduated last week from the Class A CDL Training Program. After serving in the Army, Darius was looking for a new job opportunity that would help him support his family. He chose to train at GDA after talking with friends who had graduated from the school. His favorite part about training at Georgia Driving Academy was on the road training from the instructors. Darius looks forward to attending orientation with TMC.

GDA Grads Allen, Impey, Thompson, McDonald and Williams

Nov 9, 2015

 

Here are some of Georgia Driving Academy’s featured graduates! Congratulations and good luck out on the road!

GDA Grad Darry Allen

GDA Grad Darry Allen


Georgia Driving Academy Conyers campus student Darry Allen graduated last week from the Class A CDL Training Program. He had always been interested in going to school to train because he had loved driving from an early age. After touring the school and meeting the instructors, Darry enrolled at GDA. His favorite part about training at Georgia Driving Academy was training with the experienced instructors. Darry looks forward to attending orientation with Roehl or McElroy truck lines.

GDA Grad Daniel Impey

GDA Grad Daniel Impey


Georgia Driving Academy Columbus campus student Daniel Impey graduated last week from the Class A CDL Training Program. After serving in the Army, Daniel was looking for a change in careers and knew about the demand for certified drivers in the trucking industry. He chose GDA after reading multiple positive reviews about the school. Daniel’s favorite part about training at Georgia Driving Academy was beginning the road driving portion of the program.

GDA Grad Sean Thompson

GDA Grad Sean Thompson


Georgia Driving Academy Conyers campus studemt Sean Thompson graduated last week from the Class A CDL Training Program. AFter serving in the Army, Sean was looking for a new career and decided to follow in his father and brother’s footsteps. He chose GDA Training because of the recommendations from previous graduates. Sean’s favorite part about training at Georgia Driving Academy was the time spent behind the wheel and being successfully trained.

GDA Grad Thomas McDonald

GDA Grad Thomas McDonald


Georgia Driving Academy Conyers campus student Thomas McDonald graduated last week from the Class A CDL Training Program. After serving in the Army,Thomas decided to follow the other veterans in his family and begin a career in the truck driving industry. He chose GDA training after his father had previously attended and recommended he attend the school. His favorite part about training at Georgia Driving Academy was how supportive the staff is during the program. Thomas looks forward to attending orientation with Empire Express.

GDA Grad Patrick Williams

GDA Grad Patrick Williams


Georgia Driving Academy Conyers campus student Patrick Williams graduated last week from the Class A CDL Training Program. After serving in the Army, Patrick was interested in learning a new trade that would allow him to travel and get paid. He chose to train at GDA because of the veterans training assistance they offer at the school. Patrick’s favorite part about training at Georgia Driving Academy was Road Week.

How Do You Take Advantage of the Truck Driver Shortage?

Oct 26, 2015

 

GDA TrainingMake no mistake: the truck driver shortage is real, and if you play your cards right, that fact can be spectacular for you. You’d think that truck driving schools would be bursting at the seams with potential new recruits looking to cash in on the opportunity.

And yet the shortage continues, and as the existing truck driver population continues to age out, meaning that, for the right person there is a wealth of opportunity not only to get a solid job in the trucking industry, but to establish yourself in a leadership capacity.

Of course the jobs are there for those willing to put in the work and have the dedication to their profession. Developing the skills means little more than going to truck driving school, completing it, and getting your CDL.

However, beginning a truck driving career is something else entirely. It takes dedication, a sense for the business, and a willingness—no, a desire—to stick with your profession long enough to make it beyond the point of just getting a job.

In doing so, you can establish yourself in the industry and position yourself to take the lead in getting the best, highest paying, and most desirable truck driving jobs. The key to success is combining skills, work ethic, and taking your shots when you can get them.

That means being in the right place at the right time, and being in the trucking industry in the midst of a driver shortage sounds like the right place and time or a truck driver.

If you’re looking to get into the trucking industry and do more than get a job, but make a real difference, the time could be right to strike now. Getting into trucking school now means 10 years from now, when the average truck driver is hitting retirement age, you will be coming into your own as the next wave of veterans, which means you are putting yourself on the fast track to success.

Ready to take the next step towards a career in the truck driving industry? The right training makes all the difference. Learn how GDA can help you fulfill your career goals by filling out the form on the right!