CTL Driving Academy graduates 300th student

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CTL Driving Academy, which opened in 2003, recently graduated its 300th student to the CTL Distribution team. CTL says the academy was opened as a result of the growing need to meet capacity development objectives as well as to fulfill the training requirements of drivers joining CTL. The academy’s goal is to qualify candidates for full-time employment with CTL as tank truck drivers.

“The academy’s training program and the instructor-to-trainee ratio of 3-to-1 is good for the trainees and has helped reduce preventable incidents and accidents,” says Jeff Parker, vice president of loss prevention for Mulberry, Fla.-based CTL.

Obviously, increased driving capacity and reduced incidents and accidents greatly benefits the company, says CTL President Ken Bauer. “It is a win-win situation for everyone,” Bauer says. “The academy meets two major objectives for us — increasing qualified driving capacity and safety.”

With the academy’s focus on excellent training and immediate career placement with CTL, its program is different from most training programs, says Ken Wieck, CTL’s director of human resources and driver recruiting. “Our philosophy for academy attendees is to focus on their careers,” Wieck says. “We simply seek to enroll candidates who desire great driver training and immediate career placement with CTL.”