National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) - Value of NAPFTDS

Value of NAPFTDS

Members Speak Out

"Key to success is measured through results. Collaboration, passion, and persistency are ingredients to good results. NAPFTDS is a platform for truck driving training providers to communicate, educate, and facilitate success for our constituents. Fox Valley Technical College has been a member of this Association for over 28 years and I can honestly say that without NAPFTDS, our program would not be what it is today. We have learned and shared with some of the best programs across the United States, both finding and adding value to the industry through great education. NAPFTDS’ partnerships with the industry, associate members and their vendors are priceless. Getting involved makes a difference, NAPFTDS is your vehicle to do just that. Get on board – mandated training is coming and NAPTFDS is here to help!"

  • Rob Behnke, Department Chair, Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI

 "The Association provides inexhaustible resources to each member keeping them abreast of current events of the trucking industry. The willingness of members to share their vast experience and expertise gives members schools a unique advantage. Houston Community College Commercial Truck Driving Program has benefitted greatly from its membership of the Association, from years of valuable information acquired as an active member to the beneficial relationships that have been formed with industry, other educational institutions, regulatory and related truck driving organizations."

  • Martin Garsee, Program Director, Houston Community College,
    in Houston, Texas

“Oconee Fall Line Technical College (merge as of July 1, 2011, Sandersville Technical College and Heart of Georgia Technical College)  has been a member of NAPFTDS since 2005 and is located in Central Georgia. The students who come to us for Truck Driver Training have enjoyed years of free tuition provided by funds from the Georgia Lottery known as the HOPE grant. Early in 2011, due to budget constraints our funding was drastically diminished. We have had to not only restructure programs, but have had to look for alternative funding to serve our students. The member schools of NAPFTDS from around the country have been an invaluable asset to us in these tough economic times. These schools have procedures and resources in place that have helped  us with our challenges. At every meeting among our Georgia peers some information relevant to our training is always discussed that was obtained through our association with NAPFTDS.”

  • Roy C Williams, Dean T&I\Transportation, Oconee Fall Line Technical College
    in Dublin and Sandersville, Georgia

"Pinellas Technical Education Center has had the opportunity of being a member of NAPFTDS since 2005 and currently serving a 2 year term as a board member. Through the regional and national conventions of the Association, networking with many other member schools from across the country has been invaluable. As a result, Pinellas has been able to collaborate with other schools regarding curriculum and methodology, as well as facing today's issues. Despite the uniqueness of our experiences, we discovered our mutual love of teaching and shared the ideals we uphold within the industry. In addition to networking with other industry associates, I have been able to meet and introduce my team members to leaders and decision-makers within the industry.   Through this Association we have been able to voice our concerns regarding regulatory issues and in some cases, impact and influence decision-making. The value of being a member of the Association has benefited our students, instructors and school by enriching the way we instruct and do business."

  • Laura Kingsland, Commercial Vehicle Instructor, Pinellas Technical College
    in St. Petersburg, Florida 

"It is an honor and privilege to work with such a high caliber group of training professionals.  There are significant advantages to all stakeholders in sharing best practices, remaining on the forefront of regulatory change, and having access to the latest driver training technology / resources.  The Association and its members live out a common goal of providing exceptionally trained professional drivers and placing them with motor carriers that reflect the same unwavering core values as it relates to Safety, Integrity, Respect and Excellence."

  • Michael C. Thompson, Driver Recruiting Manager, Schneider
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