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Richmond Mayor Visits CDS Tractor Trailer Training

Mayor Levar Stoney Learns About CDL Training

CDS Tractor Trailer Training’s Richmond Training Location had a wonderful visit from Richmond Mayor, Levar Stoney. As apart of Mayor Stoney’s “One Richmond” mantra, he has been visiting local Richmond companies to learn how residents can find long-term careers. CDS was on the top of Mayor Stoney’s list as we provide CDL training lasting only 20-days.

Mayor Stoney Meets Jai Rae Bowler

Mayor Stoney met with current student, Jai Rae Bowler to learn about his time at CDS and what he has enjoyed most about his training. Jai Rae Bowler is Church-Hill resident and got started at CDS after a friend of his recommended our training. Jai Rae went to his local Community Wealth Building to get started with his new career before heading to CDS Tractor Trailer Training in Richmond. Before his training, Mr. Bowler had no experience with driving a manual and has thoroughly enjoyed his time learning to use a clutch as well as the ins and outs of the trucking industry. Jai Rae was excited to earn his Class A CDL with the help of CDS.

Finding a Job after CDL Training

Jai Rae shared with Mayor Bowler that he had already been pre-hired with a trucking company during his training. He was very excited to already have such a great career opportunity even though he had completed his training quite yet. Jai Rae shared he was looking most forward to getting on the road and seeing the country. His long-term goal is to start his own trucking company. Mr. Bowler’s advice to new students is to stay dedicated to their training as well as disciplined.

Thanking Mayor Stoney

Again, CDS would like to thank Mayor Stoney for making this special visit to our Richmond Training Center. We enjoyed your time with us and hope you now have a greater understanding of our CDL training programs. We appreciate your work on making sure communities like Richmond are providing its residents with career opportunities. Like Mayor Stoney says, “RICHMOND WORKS!”