Great school, With great staff. Very organized and helpful with the training.
To start out with I'm still a student at the 160 rockford location. Before I came to the 160 driving academy I was a tow truck driver and then a school bus driver already with my CDL Class B with Air Brakes and my class A permit in hand, I did understand that I would have to start all over from the beginning but being in a class room with Dave Holly and all of his great knowledge that he has passed along Thank You very much Dave Holly for all that you do. now that I'm doing the lot skills and the road skills I have the utmost best instructor that anyone can ever ask for Mike from the loves park lot is a great instructor to work with I have learned so much from Mike and he is kind and takes his time with you and if you make a mistake don't fear mike is there to show you what you did wrong and how to make the nessary corrections and talk you through the maneuvers, so far I have had the experience of my life at the 160 rockford location. This has been a life long dream of mine to get my class A CDL and to drive a big rig and all of my training is because of Mike. Thank you so much for all that you do for me every day Mike I am so great full for having you as my instructor, if I could give mike 10 stars I would no questions asked. so if you are looking to drive a big rig please don't hesitate give 160 driving academy a try you will not be disappointed.
I graduated today from school and I can’t remember a better feeling than I have right now. My thoughts in the beginning was all over the place because I was so confused. But Bensenville has the best instructors. I had a very hard situation arise that had me out of school for almost 3 weeks. Susie the (BM) was awesome ! She reached out to me on a regular along with Stacey to make sure I was ok. They hugged and embraced me and helped me cope with everything going on in my personal life. When I returned Joe said u going all the way next week. I couldn’t believe it I didn’t think I was ready and was terrified. Well today is next week he worked the heck out of me but we did it. His firmness is what got me my CDL. He pushed me and believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself and for that I’m forever grateful
I graduated from 160 in June of 2019, what an awesome experience. Great Instructors all around, but I was really able to connect to the Lead Instructor Mr. Scott M. He didn’t just teach me how to operate the vehicle... he helped me understand how to make it do what I wanted. I made great relationships and still keep in contact with my 160 driving school team. Im so great full for the preparation this school had given me for trucking life. Thanks Debbie, James, Scott, and Ron!!!!!
I just recently passed my yard training and recieved my cdl's. I had great instructors. I just want give a special thanks to Lori, Duck & Jim for their time & patients. They are fantastic instructors & very understanding and detail oriented. So, thank you guys & lady (lol) for everything!!!!!
The Columbus, OH staff are wonderful people. Staring with Bernie and Donna in office and yard guys Steve,Phill,Jayson,Cody,Terry,Paul and Mike are helpful and truth be told very genuine. They care and sweat with you to succeed. That is all one ask for, to have professional willing to help you anyway possibel. So go see them, it will make you smile and will make them smile too!
I had a great experience with 160 Driving School. The instructors Shelly, James and Jay were all great to work with. They had patience and time to work with you until you understood what you had to do. I would recommend. You as a person also have to be willing to put the effort and time in to get what you want out.
I work for a company who was going to hire a graduate of your truck driving school. After going thru orientation i was assigned to train Jeremy how to use the quallcoms and make sure he was a safe and a adequate driver. After 5 days of training he still cant shift gears, his backing into a dock is as bad as ive ever seen. I dont know if it is just him or the school just didnt care. He is totally unsafe and dont understand how he passed the road test. I dont understand how a school can put a driver out on the road with his skills, if he gets a job driving and kills someone, i blame the school for passing him...
Bernie, Ms Donna, Steve, Phil, Jason, Terry, Paul, Cody, Eric and last but not least, Chris!!!! Those names alone speak volume!!!!! From the classroom, to the yard, everyone was a pleasure to learn from...I knew nothing about trucks, and was able to pass on my first attempt....they have a great program and I want to give credit where it’s due! Thank you everybody at 160 Driving Academy Columbus!!!! ONE AND DONE!!!!!!
I had a great time in the yard with the other students and instructors. My instructors were vary experienced and broke down each step. I would recommend any one who is thinking of starting a career in Truck Driving to start here.
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