Drivers Ed, Training & Driving School in Fountain, Colorado
Driving School and Drivers Ed in Fountain, CO
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US Truck Driving School
19825 Wigwam Rd, Pueblo, CO 80817, United States
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This school is what you make of it. If you apply yourself and work hard all day every day you can make it and obtain your Cdl. My instructors were very knowledgeable. Kenny,Brian,Steve and Stan all brought something useful to the table. Only thing I would like to have done was driven each truck just for the experience in different vehicles. Otherwise you guys did great and if I had to do it all again I would come back to train here. Thanks USTDS.
It was overall a great school, really enjoyed my time there. The instructors were very experienced drivers who knew not only how to drive but also how to teach. It was a positive, encouraging environment and a small school which helped students and faculty all get to each other better. The size also meant we got more personal instruction. Unfortunately, while I was at school, due to weather we weren't able to get much time backing and the backing time we missed wasn't made up to us. If we had missed school, it would have been made up; but we were there and simply couldn't use the backing pad for some maneuvers, so it wasn't made up to us since we technically were getting our required hours. This issue never even came up for some people but for others it was a major issue. Besides that, my only other complaint was that one of the instructors, Hank, was really cranky and rude. But he wasn't even there most days, and he was still very knowledgeable. For the most part, great school, I'd recommend it. And yes, I did pass :)
Graduate, holding my CDL A. You start off with 5 days in a classroom, that costs you $250 a day, watching VHS tapes from 1970. While you're in the classroom you will be taught outdated ways of keeping records. The teacher will be a retired driver, who should be permanently retired, cranky, short, lack of knowledge, kicked a student out for not understanding.
The actual trucks you use are not safe they could all be shut down any day of the week any time for numerous dot violations. The very first time I drove a semi on the highway at speed it had no working turn signals.
The office staff threatened me physically and verbally. Also making outrageous claims that I had been there for half a year??? They threatened to call the police on a classmate of mine and then did the same thing to me the next day. Horrible attitudes with no sense of service whatsoever.
For a day, I was in a truck with 6 guys total, 4 shoved in the back, trainer, driver. Most uncomfortable day I've had in a long time, plus about 25% of the behind the wheel time I should have gotten that day. Most days it was cram in 4 students.
If the GI Bill is not floating the cost for you on this stay clear of the school otherwise good luck.
If you have any other option besides this school I highly recommend staying away.
What a joke this place is. The teachers think that they know everything, but in reality they know N O T H I N G!
You sit in this 'class', what a joke.
The equipment that you 'learn' on is outdated and out of service. Something always broke down.
You need OTR experience, but all you get is a short time behind the wheel cause there are 4 other 'students' waiting in the back seat for their OTR time.
Really, DO NOT, I MEAN DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY.
Hell, for the $6000 that they charge you could go to a real school and get twice as much training and OTR time.
Oh, did I forget to mention the bimbos in the front office. How unprofessional can they be. Really? Tattoos all over. At least act professional enough to cover them while your at work.
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Some of the material you learn in class is a little out-dated. Not to mention the inconvenient location. I just should have done more research on the lifestyle on trucking. When the school director told me that I shouldn't do too much research on it because I would talk myself out of a $6000 debt, I should have just walked out. I'm not saying trucking is bad; just not for everyone. If you want to spend that much money to get a job that will demand your life of freedom to be with all your friends and family for weeks at a time, go for it. Trust me, it's not as easy as it sounds. Driving is the easy part.
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