Congratulations to everyone that completed training and graduated in the month of June! You all put in a lot of hard work and dedication to achieving your career goals, and we wish you all the best in your new driving careers and future endeavors!
June 2015 USTDS Graduates:
Minani Jaque – graduated June 8;Josephine Baca – graduated June 10 Larry Montoya – graduated June 10;Eyup Savas – graduated June 11 Shawn Parker – graduated June 12;Brandon Bliss – graduated June 11 Craig Burgess – graduated June 11;Brandon Howard – graduated June 12 John Lewis II – graduated June 17;Lee Kennedy – graduated June 18 Joshua Kincheloe – graduated June 19;Aide Hillman Spade – graduated 24 Johnny Rhamy – graduated June 25;Tanner Abel – graduated June 25
More USTDS graduates! Always so proud of the hard work our students put into their career training. Congratulations to these guys and gals for putting in a lot of hard work, and getting the job done! We wish you all the best in your new careers and future endeavors!
[update!]Here’s a few more photos of our April graduates: Ruben Garza, graduated 4/24; David Patterson graduated 4/27; Bob Briscoe graduated and George Aguirre graduated 4/28; Marcella Richardson (with her husband, and past USTDS graduate, Sean), Tommy Lucero, and Carlos Gonsalez all graduated on 4/30. Congrats to each of you!!
Marcella and Sean Richardson
[update!] More graduates from April 17th! Congratulations to: Scott Copeland, Stuart Ford, Ernest Espinoza, Robert Mayfield, Paul Richards III, and Kelly Sanderson!
Paul Richards III
April 3, 2015 graduates: Kevin Zachary, Celestino Montanez, J.R. Richardson, Byron Robertson, and Matthew Rusch
April 10, 2015 graduates: Stephanie Ausfahl, Dylan Fracasse, Jose Anchondo, Dylan Ford, Anthony Diaz, Victor Juan, and Omar Abdi
Congratulations to 8 more of our March 2015 graduates! Ryan Jordan (not pictured), Carlos Zamora, David Brader, Alexander Wagner, Benjamin Auch, Mark Beercroft, Jason Szmyr, and Rosa Tribble all completed their CDL training and graduated on March 27, 2015! Wishing you all the best as you start out in your new truck driving careers!
Very proud of our students that graduated at the end of March! We send our best to each of you as you begin your new driving careers!
Al Thibodeaux- graduated 3/15/15, Christopher Hunter- graduated 3/17/15 March 20th graduates: Matthew Cunningham, Rodolfo Guzman, Jose Rivas, Leron Johnson, and Phillip Martinez March 23rd graduates: David Castillo, and Steven Doran
Patrick Bell graduated in September 2014, and stopped by with his Farner-Bocken truck and tells us he couldn’t be happier! Learn more about the various companies you could drive for by giving us a call! Our Job Placement department maintains partnerships with large companies – like Werner, TransAm & May Trucking – as well as smaller, local companies, too! Contact us for more information on getting started in your new career! Submit your contact information by filling out the form at the top of this page, or give us a call so we can talk more!
Mike Sheeds graduated from USTDS at the top of his class in November 1988, and has been driving for Werner Enterprises since 1990. Since his graduation, he has accomplished many things in both his professional and personal life- including being one of 14 Werner drivers having 3 million accident free miles, being a 4-time recipient of the Presidents Club award, as well as adopting 4 beautiful girls from the Texas foster care system with his wife, Donna- amongst many other great accomplishments and achievements.
Just recently, Mike was selected as one of only 5 Citizen Driver Award recipients this year! The award is presented by TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, and recognizes professional drivers who inspire public respect and admiration for the truck driving profession.
Photos from the award ceremony where Mike and 4 other drivers were recognized:
Mike Sheeds and family
2015 Citizen Driver Award Recepients
Read the full article from Werner Enterprises, below:
Werner professional driver Micheal Sheeds of Bandera, Texas, has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Citizen Driver Award. Presented by TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, the award recognizes professional drivers who inspire public respect and admiration for the truck driving profession.
“Micheal is a great example, both personally and professionally, of an outstanding individual who makes a positive impact,” said Derek Leathers, Werner president and chief operating officer. “He is extremely deserving of this honor, and we are proud to have him serve as a representative of our organization.”
Sheeds was recognized for his exemplary citizenship in the driving community, personal and professional leadership, community involvement and dedication to safety. He was honored at a special event at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show held March 26-28 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Among other recognition and distinctions, Sheeds will be the guest of honor in San Antonio, Texas, when a Petro truck stop bearing his name will be unveiled. A driver for Werner Enterprises since 1990, Sheeds has driven more than 3 million accident-free miles and trained more than 225 students.
Jose is a US Truck graduate, currently working for Stresscon out of Colorado Springs – and tells us he loves it!! Getting your CDL doesn’t mean you have to drive OTR. Our Job Placement department works hard to establish and maintain partnerships with large companies – like Werner, TransAm & May Trucking – as well as smaller, local companies, too! Contact us for more information on getting started in your new career! Submit your contact information by filling out the form on this page!