Truck Driving School Review from C1 Springfield, MO


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Title: I did it!
Graduation Date:

On April 23, 2012, I started C1 Driver Training in Springfield, MO. I didn’t have a clue how to drive a truck and I was nervous. From Day 1, the C1 Staff in Springfield worked hard to make us all comfortable with the training. However, the nervousness grew. Then I met D.J., my road/yard instructor. He was tough but he broke down the nerves that I couldn’t. I went through a wide array of emotions, from happy to angry to everything in between. All these mood swings just held me back. But D.J. got me through it and the staff kept constant encouragement. 3 weeks ago, I didn’t have a clue. Today, I hold a Class A CDL and am able to drive a Big Truck. My deepest Gratitude to The Staff of C1. If you truly want a CDL and drive a Big Truck, my highest recommendations to C1 Truck Driver Training.

William “Bill” Radmecky

Hey Bill -

Thanks for sharing your experience while you were here at C1 Springfield. Your story is important as it’s a very common theme we hear from our students. Most people are amazed at how they can go from never having been close to a tractor-trailer, to being able to drive one. The key element in your comments deals with the nervousness that you went through, and the wide array of emotions.

Let me address that for a moment. Your nerves WILL completely run you over; if you allow it to happen. Anyone can drive a truck, or back a trailer into a tight spot, if you simply tell yourself you can do it. It sounds too simple to be true, but it’s not. If you listen close to the instructors, shut out any distractions, and control your emotions; you can accomplish anything you want in a short amount of time. If you control your emotions, your emotions can’t control you.

Congratulations to you Bill……….Stay safe out there and drop in anytime you get through town!

Rich Campbell
Springfield School Director
C1 Truck Driver Training

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