FreightWaves Carrier Summit: Future of CDL training (with video)

Photo of Don Lefeve and Brad Ball during fireside chat at FreightWaves Carrier Summit

COVID-19 has turned the world of truck driver training upside down, according to Brad Ball, president of Roadmaster Drivers School and Career Path Training Corp.

Ball told Don Lefeve, president and CEO of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA), that Roadmaster schools are operating at less than 70% of pre-COVID enrollment. Ball and Lefeve sat down for a virtual fireside chat during the FreightWaves Carrier Summit on Wednesday.

Ball said smaller class sizes due to social distancing...

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