Roadmaster Drivers School | www.roadmaster.com/ |
Published in the July/August 2012 issue of print Search & Employ® |
Celebrating 20 years of helping put people to work, Roadmaster Drivers School offers professional, short-term, hands-on, Commercial Drivers License (CDL) training and CDL refresher courses. Roadmaster training locations across the United States include Tampa; Orlando; Jacksonville; Columbus; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; West Memphis, Arkansas; Indianapolis; Dunn, North Carolina; Tulsa; Fontana, California; and Chattanooga.
Flexible training schedules enable employed or unemployed individuals to obtain their training in as few as 16 days, and Roadmaster works with its students from day one to find suitable employment options for them upon successful completion of the course and obtaining their CDL. The company’s oldest school has been approved for VA training since 1994. Currently, 10 of the company’s 12 locations are approved for veterans training. Because the United States already has a shortage of drivers and Roadmaster’s program is short-term, veterans can get trained, obtain a CDL, and be employed by a company within weeks.
Michael Laughy, school director of Roadmaster Drivers School of San Antonio, Inc., is a former Air Force chief master sergeant. He now monitors his school’s profit and loss statement, ensuring that the school meets or exceeds all Federal Department of Transportation, State Department of Transportation, Texas Workforce Commission, and corporate compliance standards. Additionally, because he works at a Veterans Approved School and is a VA Certifying official, he ensures that all prospective veteran students are handled professionally.
Laughy believes that Roadmaster is a great place for veterans to start in the civilian workplace because it will launch them into successful career. “Roadmaster Drivers School is part of the transportation industry,” he said. “Today’s transportation industry absolutely has a spot for any qualified veteran regardless of the veteran’s prior AFSC or MOS. The professional trucking industry offers opportunities from a basic commercial driver position to starting your own company.”