January 26, 2011
To whom this may concern:
I would highly recommend International Tractor Trailer in Johnston RI, to anyone who wants to become a CDL-A truck driver. While I was deciding which training program was right for me, I contacted three schools. After evaluating their schedule, number of students in the class and the costs, I chose International Tractor Trailer. Their school had a flexible schedule that worked with my availability and the class size that insured I would have more time practicing in the truck. The program offered me an opportunity to work at my pace which meant I could work with them longer if I wasn’t ready at the end of the program to take the test. The training instructors were knowledgeable and many worked on the road as drivers when they weren’t teaching the class. Once I started I knew immediately that I had chosen the place that was right for me. I completed the program in less time than I expected and best yet, I took the DMV test with confidence and passed the CDL-A licensing test on the first attempt.
Thank you International Tractor Trailer, Wayne, Pete, Victor, Joe and Nick and all your great staff who helped me to succeed.
My experience at International CDL taught me a lesson I will never forget. The first time I did the alley dock wrong Pete held me down and Wayne kicked me in the stomach until I puked. Then I ran over a cone and they came running out and dragged me to the outhouse and kept dunking my head until I my teeth were blue.
Nick took me to a parking lot in Johnston and made me get out and chased me with the truck and tried to run me over. He stated he was showing me how to shift. "And now this is third gear"
If I touched a cone ray woulfd hit me with the cone and make me stand in the field for hours with a cone on my head. I couldn't see anything and he made other students knock m around with the trucks. He called it "bump the piegon", it went on for hours and Nicole pretended she didnt see me out there.
Victor banged my head off each part as he taught me the walk around inspection: "This is the frame, bang, this is the raditor, bang, bang, bang.
I'll be out of the hospital soon and I'm sure I'll pass my test.
In all honesty, at International CDL the staff and instructors put me right at ease. They stated confidently that I could learn to drive tractor trailers.
The instructors were tough. They knew exactly what I needed to know. They knew what I needed to concentrate on and made it their business that I pass my exam ( which I did the first time).
I would recommend International CDL over the other schools. The price was right and I had more actual time in the trucks than I would have anywhere else. It was really a good experience!