1519 N 26th Street
Escanaba, MI 49829
Office: 906-789-6311
Online Questions: 906-212-5311
Toll Free: 800-377-5567
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Meet the School’s Team

Bob is a seasoned and experienced professional driver with over 1 million miles of safe and professional driving experience. He has worked for various companies during his career and has extensive knowledge of the trucking industry, having operated different types of trailers including doubles, triples, tankers, refrigerated and dry-van trailers.

Bob joined Midwest Truck Driving School five years ago and has quickly become an invaluable member of the team. He is passionate about sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience with students, helping them to achieve their goal of obtaining a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

As a CDL instructor at Midwest Truck Driving School, Bob is dedicated to providing hands-on training and personalized support to each and every student. He is committed to ensuring that his students receive the best possible education and are prepared to succeed in the competitive trucking industry.

Overall, Bob's experience, dedication, and expertise make him an excellent instructor and a valuable asset to Midwest Truck Driving School.

Dave is a seasoned instructor who brings a wealth of experience to Midwest Truck Driving School. He joined the team five years ago and has over 20 years of safe professional driving under his belt. Throughout his career, he has worked in a variety of roles and settings, including over-the-road (OTR), regional, local, and school bus and passenger transportation.

Dave's diverse background gives him a unique perspective on the trucking industry and provides him with valuable knowledge and insights that he shares with students. He is passionate about his work and takes pride in helping the next generation of professional drivers achieve their goals.

In his role as an instructor, Dave is dedicated to providing students with hands-on training and personalized support. He understands the importance of safety on the road and emphasizes the importance of following industry regulations and guidelines. He is a patient and understanding teacher who makes sure that every student understands the material before moving on to the next lesson.

Midwest Truck Driving School is fortunate to have Dave on the team. His experience, dedication, and passion for trucking make him an excellent instructor and a valuable resource for students who are looking to start a career in the industry.

Frenchy is an esteemed CDL instructor with a remarkable track record, boasting over three decades of experience in the field of professional driving. With a passion for excellence and an unwavering commitment to safety, Frenchy has established himself as a revered mentor and authority in the industry.

With more than 30 years of hands-on experience behind the wheel, Frenchy possesses an unparalleled depth of knowledge in various facets of commercial driving. From operating heavy-duty trucks to navigating intricate logistics, Frenchy's expertise extends across a wide range of specialized vehicles and transportation scenarios. His extensive experience encompasses both regional and long-haul driving, as well as transporting hazardous materials, making him an invaluable resource for students seeking to acquire their CDL.

Frenchy's unwavering dedication to safety sets him apart as an exceptional CDL instructor. Throughout his illustrious career, he has maintained an impeccable safety record, always prioritizing the well-being of himself, his cargo, and fellow road users. His profound understanding of defensive driving techniques, coupled with his keen attention to detail, enables him to instill in his students the importance of responsible and cautious driving practices.

Midwest Truck Driving School - Kyle

Kyle's connection to the trucking industry runs deep, as he was raised in a family-owned trucking company from a young age. This early exposure to the industry gave him a unique perspective and understanding of how trucking companies operate, both on the road and in the office.

Kyle's passion for trucking continued to grow as he pursued his own career in the industry. He has a wealth of experience, including years on the road and in local routes in the Midwest region. This firsthand knowledge gives him a well-rounded understanding of the challenges and opportunities that drivers face every day.

In addition to his practical experience, Kyle is up-to-date on the latest developments in the industry, including the ELDT rule and the technology behind ELDs. As a certified instructor at Midwest Truck Driving School, he is well-equipped to help students transition to ELDs and get the required ELDT training.

Kyle's approach to teaching is centered on making the transition to a career in trucking as easy and effortless as possible. He is patient, understanding, and always willing to go the extra mile to help students achieve their goals. With his extensive experience and passion for trucking, Kyle is an invaluable member of the Midwest Truck Driving School team.

Bill is an accomplished and highly experienced CDL instructor with a deep-rooted passion for driving and a wealth of expertise in the field. With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Bill has honed his skills and knowledge, making him an exceptional mentor for aspiring professional drivers.

Throughout his extensive journey on the open road, Bill has amassed invaluable experience across various driving disciplines. Whether it's long-haul trucking, hazardous materials transportation, or specialized commercial vehicles, Bill has excelled in all areas, solidifying his reputation as a versatile and adaptable driver.

Bill's dedication to safe and responsible driving is unwavering. He possesses an impeccable safety record and has remained committed to adhering to all traffic regulations and industry standards throughout his career. His exceptional attention to detail, combined with his thorough understanding of defensive driving techniques, has made him a trusted resource for countless students seeking to obtain their CDL.

As a CDL instructor, Bill approaches each student with a personalized and patient teaching style. He understands that every individual comes with unique needs and learning styles, and he tailors his instruction to suit their requirements. Bill is known for his ability to break down complex driving concepts into manageable and easily understandable segments, ensuring that his students grasp the fundamentals while also delving into advanced techniques.

Midwest Truck Driving School - Josh

Josh is a talented and experienced instructor and administrator who joined Midwest Truck Driving School ten years ago. He brings a positive and enthusiastic attitude to every class, inspiring and motivating students to reach their full potential.

Josh has a passion for the outdoors and loves the opportunity to see the country while working as a professional Class A CDL Holder. He has held his Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for twelve years and has been an instructor for ten, providing students with valuable insight and advice based on his experience in the field.

Josh is the only instructor at the school who is trained and proficient in transporting hazardous materials. He holds a variety of endorsements, including bus, passenger, tanker, doubles, triples, and hazmat, making him a well-rounded and knowledgeable resource for students.

As the School Director, Josh is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the school, ensuring that students receive a high-quality education and training experience. He is committed to helping students succeed and is always available to provide support and guidance.

In conclusion, Josh is a passionate and knowledgeable instructor and administrator who brings a positive and enthusiastic attitude to every class. He is a valuable asset to Midwest Truck Driving School and a dedicated leader who is committed to helping students achieve their career goals.

Kevin is a highly experienced commercial driver's license (CDL) instructor with over 18 years of experience in the trucking industry. He has a deep understanding of the regulations and best practices for safe and efficient truck driving, and is dedicated to helping his students achieve their goal of becoming licensed commercial drivers.

Kevin has a strong track record of success, with a high pass rate for his students on the CDL exam. He is known for his engaging teaching style, which blends classroom instruction with hands-on training to provide students with a comprehensive and practical education.

In addition to his experience as a CDL instructor, Kevin is a certified driving instructor and has received specialized training in areas such as defensive driving and load securement. He is also a certified teacher.

At our CDL training school, Kevin is committed to helping students succeed by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to pass the CDL exam and pursue a successful career in the trucking industry.

Mikayla is a highly skilled and dedicated Office Administrator. With her exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail, she plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of our administrative functions.

With several years of experience in office administration, Mikayla brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. Her strong communication skills and friendly demeanor make her a valuable point of contact for students, staff, and external stakeholders. She excels in handling inquiries, providing assistance, and fostering a welcoming environment for all visitors to the school.

Mikayla's organizational prowess is second to none. She efficiently manages administrative tasks, including scheduling appointments, maintaining student records, and processing necessary documentation. Her meticulous approach ensures that all records are accurately updated and readily accessible when needed. Mikayla's commitment to maintaining confidentiality and adhering to data protection protocols ensures the utmost professionalism and security in handling sensitive information.

As the Office Administrator, Mikayla takes pride in her ability to multitask and prioritize effectively. She effortlessly juggles various responsibilities, such as managing incoming and outgoing correspondence, coordinating meetings and events, and facilitating efficient communication within the School. Her proactive approach ensures that deadlines are met, and operational processes run seamlessly.

Meet Dennis, a seasoned CDL Instructor at Midwest, bringing over three decades of expertise to the realm of commercial driving. With an impressive career spanning 20 years, Dennis has not only mastered the intricacies of the road but has also honed his skills in the diverse landscape of military service.

Dennis's journey began when he earned his CDL over 30 years ago, marking the commencement of a lifelong commitment to excellence in the transportation industry. His wealth of experience extends beyond civilian roads, as he gained valuable insights and skills during his dedicated service in the military.

As one of our esteemed veteran instructors, Dennis seamlessly blends his military discipline with a passion for teaching. His approach reflects the dedication and precision cultivated through years of service, providing a unique and invaluable perspective to aspiring CDL holders.

Dennis goes beyond the standard curriculum, infusing his classes with real-world anecdotes and lessons learned from his extensive career. His commitment to the success of his students is evident in his patient demeanor and unwavering support as they navigate the challenges of obtaining their CDL.

Beyond the classroom, Dennis is a mentor and guide, offering not just technical knowledge but also instilling a sense of responsibility and professionalism in his students. His ability to connect with learners and share practical insights sets him apart as a standout instructor in the Midwest team.

Dennis's dedication to excellence, combined with his rich background in both civilian and military driving, makes him a driving force in shaping the next generation of skilled and conscientious CDL holders at Midwest.

Ian is a seasoned professional with many years of experience in accounting and finance. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting. Throughout his career, Ian has gained a reputation for his exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

As our school accounting manager, Ian is responsible for overseeing all financial operations of the school, including budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting. He works closely with department heads to ensure that the school's financial resources are allocated effectively and efficiently, and that all financial reports are accurate and timely.

In addition to his technical skills, Ian is known for his strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with staff and stakeholders. He is a dedicated and hardworking individual, and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the school's financial needs are met.

Ian is an invaluable member of our team and is committed to helping our school succeed by providing accurate and reliable financial information and guidance. We are confident that with his expertise and dedication, he will continue to make a positive impact on our school's financial health and success.

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