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Best Decision of My Life

I cannot speak highly enough of the 160 Team. I appreciate Nicole's honesty and forthrightness throughout my entire time. Dave Holley's abilities as an in-class instructor are off-the-charts. The team at the Joliet Yard: Tim, Lori, Curtis, Jeremy, Andre, and Rich are quite simply the best at what they do. They are the best, not just because they know their jobs and run that yard with professionalism, but because they care deeply about each student's desires and goals to earn that CDL and begin working in the trucking industry. I received great assistance from the instructors at South Holland once proffered to test. My deepest appreciation to Miss Aqua and Miss Janice for their patience in smoothing out the yips I developed in my shifting right before testing. A big shout out to both Tonys, Justin, and Augie at South Holland for their knowledge and candor. I am 57 years old and beginning a new career after 22 years in the cable industry, so this was a seminal moment in my life. I had no back-up plan. This WAS my plan. Failure was not an option. I know I selected the correct industry and most importantly, the correct organization to teach me the knowledge and skills necessary to pass THE TEST and earn my CDL. Thank you to everyone at 160 Drive. I have reached new heights because I am standing on your shoulders. If you want that CDL, you're gonna have to WORK for it, BUT you can get it.

Motivated and friendly

I was a two day a week student. The instructors treated me like a full time student. Ther were focused on making sure I knew what I was doing and how to do it the right way.. they were all easy to understand and we're very friendly. There was no reason to not succeed with their help.

The Best Teachers

The best Instructors anybody could ask for. These guys really work with you . It was so many days I thought I couldn’t get it , but these guys always pushed me threw. I took all my test and passed on my first try. Lori may come off as hard but she is going to make sure you have your pre trip perfect. Curtis , Tim , Andre and Jeremy were all amazing and vary helpful instructors . 160 is definitely the way to go.

160 Academy

My experience at 160 Academy was amazing! Julie the branch manager at Morain Valley helped me thru all the process since day 1 until I graduated. She will walk you thru the process and will answer all your questions while in class or at the yard. The instructors at 160 make sure you learn everything you have to know and more to pass your state exam. I will forever be grateful with 160 Academy and especially Julie for helping me in everyway she could! Thank you cant wait to share my success in the future 😎

Great experience

My experience and time at 160 was great. The trainers, students and overall ambiance was great. I was able to obtain my CDL with the teachings of this school. If I had to do it all over again, I would with no problems. Trainers are amazing and can work with you with any issues you come across to help you become successful when taking the CDL test. Thank you guys soo very much in helping me get my CDL.

Wonderful experience

Glad to have picked this school went in a little scared and intimidated but with the patient teachers and all the available help I mastered it and now have my cdl class A!

Awesome Experience

Amazing company I loved the experience the teachers in the yard are beyond amazing and helpful and they have so much patience and want you to succeed and every way I will definitely miss Tesla she’s your girl if you need advice or help with anything thank you guys so much I will miss y’all so much catch me on the road

CDL school

Overall experience was ok, Tim and Rick were awesome instructors. Raul the manager who never shows up is rude and when he does show up he'll pull Tim aside and have Tim work on his car instead of having Tim out there teaching the students. That's why my overall experience at the fresno location was just ok, could be better.

4 stars

Kim did everything she could for me while I was there. Steve took good care of us on the yard, despite the yard issues we were shoved into. One and done for me, thanks Team Evansville.

School & instructors

Thanks To 160, Lory in virtual class and Eddie,Ross,Greg,Nancy,Den and Ruben and all the crew in the yard for their help, Advise to get my CDL. You guys give me all the tools that i need to pass my CDL.