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About John Triplett

After spending 22 years in the Navy as a Master Training Specialist, John Triplett retired in 2000 to pursue a career in the trucking industry. Triplett originally came through the C1 Truck Driver Training Program in 2001 before going to work as a truck driver with PAM Transport. After quickly proving himself as a driver, he was soon asked to become a driver trainer for PAM. John trained numerous students for PAM and drove over-the-road for 6 years before returning to C1 Training. He soon became the lead trainer at a C1 trucking school campus and shortly after that was moved promoted to a Director position within the company. Triplett’s experience makes him a wonderful resource for information as he came through the same truck driver training program you are about to begin.

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2 C1 Fort Wayne Contests – Grad of the Month & Instructor of the Month

We’re rolling out two new contests on our Ft. Wayne Facebook page – Grad of the Month and Instructor of the Month. Grad of the Month We’ll be rewarding one Facebook fan every month with our Grad of the Month contest.  At the end of the month, the C1 staff will draw one name randomly [...]

Indianapolis Truck Driving School Grad Story – Adam Gallagher

Title: State Test Graduation Date: 7/5/2012 I was in my third week at the motel on July 4. All I could think about was wanting to pass the road test for the school and taking my state test. All week I had seen people taking the test and I felt I was ready. The next [...]

Interview with May’s Instructor of the Month Winner – Craig “Smokey” Hilleary

With previous experience in the Army and Air Force as well as driving OTR with Schneider since 93, Craig Hilleary seemed to be a natural fit when he joined the C1 Indianapolis team in August of 2007.  “I saw a sign outside that C1 was hiring, went in to apply and was hired soon after,” [...]

Interview with June’s Instructor of the Month Winner – Donna Pickett

We recently launched our Instructor of the Month contests at our Indy and Springfield campuses. At our Indy campus, Ms. Donna Pickett earned an overwhelming number of votes last month. You all chose her as your favorite instructor for June, so we sat down and got to know a little more about everyone’s favorite classroom [...]

Two C1 Indy Contests: Grad of the Month and Instructor of the Month

C1  recently launched two new contests at our Indianapolis campus – C1 Grad of the Month and C1 Instructor of the Month. Keep reading for information on these contests and how to enter! Grad of the Month C1 Indianapolis is kicking off a Facebook campaign to name a Grad of the Month each month. The [...]

My Experience As A C1 Truck Driver Training Director

Becoming a C1 Truck Driver Training Director Prior to working with C1 Truck Driver Training, I held a position as a trainer in the Navy where I earned the title of Master Training Specialist. Training was (and still is) something that I was always good at, and something that I took a personal satisfaction in [...]

Pre-Trip Inspection – How It Impacts Truck Driver Safety

The pre-trip inspection is one of the most important lessons you will learn during truck driver training. If you don’t conduct a pre-trip inspection before every load you deliver, you put yourself as well as others in danger. Today I’m going to talk a little bit about why the pre-trip inspection is so important and [...]

Truck Drivers’ Public Image: Avoiding Industry Stereotypes

The stereotypical truck driver doesn’t exactly have the best image. When most people think about a truck driver, they think of an overweight, scruffy looking male. While some truck drivers may still fit this image, it’s a misrepresentation of the trucking industry as a whole. So how can you, as truck drivers, make sure you [...]

Truck Driving Jobs – Team or Solo?

If you’re looking for truck driving jobs, you may be wondering which would be a better fit — team driving or solo driving. When making decisions about whether to drive solo or as a team, truck drivers should take into account the pros and cons of each driving situation prior to deciding. I’ve laid out [...]

4 Things to Do Prior to CDL Training

Question: What can a CDL training student do prior to starting trucking school to that will help him/her better prepare? Answer: 1. I recommend that all CDL training students sign up for eGears online CDL training and utilize the resources provided to prepare for the CDL tests.  eGears has a Class A CDL Permit Practice [...]