Bobby Russell graduated from our night class in December 2012. We recently got a chance to talk with him about his new driving career! Read below to see what he had to say:
Bobby, why did you get into this business?
Simple, I enjoy driving trucks.
Who did you go to work for after getting your CDL from here?
I was able to get on with Coors Distribution Company
How did you get on with Coors?
I got lucky, I applied online and got an interview less then 2 weeks after applying.
I evidently made a good impression during the interview so was taken for a road test the same day. I was told it was very unusual for them to do this. I was on this road test for 2 1/2 hours and was hired the same day, pending a drug test of course. I drive a 42ft trailer and a 48ft trailer doing local deliver down town Denver and into Grand Junction. I pretty much deliver all over Colorado, although most of my driving and deliveries are down town Denver.
I found out that of the 53 road test done by the Coors instructor I was one of 3 who were hired. So I guess I did make a good impression!
I did some driving in the military with straight trucks but I also attribute my driving ability to the job 2 instructors at USTDS did…Norm Wigham and Kenny DeCora. Most of my time was spent with Ken and I learned a lot from him.