With the news of the Corona Virus many things have changed seemingly overnight. While these changes may be outside of our normal day to day routine and activities, we all have been called to pull together to do our part in keeping ourselves and those around us healthy. This includes things such as Increased washing of our hands, sanitizing work areas, to drivers remaining inside the truck cab during pick-ups and deliveries. We must adapt in order to overcome! We will overcome this as we have overcome many issues in the past.
We have taken extra precautionary measure here, at the Academy, with social distancing as much as possible while continuing to train our students. We are disinfecting work areas in the offices and classroom, as well as onboard the trucks daily and will continue to do so. We are only changing our student drivers on our yard to keep our folks away from the general public while driving on the road courses. While it may be out of the ordinary to make an effort to distance ourselves from others: not shaking hands when we greet new people or giving a student a pat on the back; these things are really a very small price to pay to proactively deal with this concern.
In other news, the current class is doing great they are continuing to work hard daily towards their goal of earning their CDL. We have moved up their test appointments in an effort to stay ahead of concerns that public offices are being shut down or in some cases ran with minimal staffing. We had to adapt and overcome which is what truckers do. We will drive on, take care of each other, and keep doing the next right thing by all we meet on this journey.
In other news our online classes have proven to be of great value to our student population as they prepare to attend face to face classes. Not only do we offer permit preparation course we offer the other 35 Federally mandated courses on line as well.
We provide CDL testing on site to our students which is an added value with DMV wait times remaining at an all time high. You have choices where you attend classes so select wisely before you commit to a school.
Night classes Summer 2021 has begun and that group is about half way through the program. They are a great group of people who are dedicated to becoming professional drivers.