Press release - Commercial Driver Training Program

7/25/2014

Driver Services Commissioner Announces Expansion of Commercial Driver Training Program Continued investment in our state’s economic development

 

Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell announced today an expansion of the commercial driver training program administered by the Agency’s Regulatory Compliance Division.  DDS will now offer a Commercial Driver License (CDL) Instructor Training Class for customers who have applied to be CDL instructors.  The session will provide additional guidance as the applicants prepare for the final exam.

 “This is an opportunity for new and existing CDL Instructors to learn more about the regulations governing the program, traffic law, commercial general knowledge, and new legislation,” said Commissioner Mikell. “CDL drivers are a valuable asset to our state’s economy, and DDS is proud to be a part of this important process.”

The course is offered free of charge, at the Conyers, Georgia, administrative offices.  The class will typically be held on the first and third Thursdays of the month. To access the scheduled classes, please visit http://www.dds.ga.gov/regulatedprograms/calendar.aspx.  The addition of this instructor training class enhances a stringent protocol already in place at DDS to ensure that only the most qualified instructors are leading CDL classes.

CDL instructors have the responsibility of preparing students to be safe and efficient drivers.  There are over 300,000 commercial drivers in Georgia. In fact, CDL employment is projected to grow twelve percent over the next few years.  If a CDL instructor is unqualified, it jeopardizes the safety of truck drivers and the general public traveling the highways with these truckers.

For complete driver education, testing and issuance information, please visit the DDS website at www.dds.ga.gov.