"In March of 2OO1 I got injured at work. By July I was told that the job I used to do, I could not do anymore. I sat back and started to think of things I could do and came up with driving a truck. I checked all around but never heard about your school until two months before I was ready for training. A friend that went to NETTS told me about your training program, so I investigated. Your school had a big plus because the troopers came to you on test day.
I called and had a good talk with Kathy; she is a real asset to your office. She gave me all the information I needed. The next day I took a ride there for the test and to pre-register. While there I met Gary and we talked about the school. After leaving, I decided that this was where I wanted to come and I'm not sorry at all.
The classroom with Gary was interesting, even though I went there with my permit. I did learn from Gary so much so that on the second week, I went and took my Hazmat and double & triple test. The 3rd week the fun began. I was in the hands of the big guy, yep FRED (The get out of my truck guy).
Now Fred makes a lot of noise on the field. He was always yelling at someone for some reason, but let me tell you it must have helped out. I followed Fred around to listen and learn, everything he told me I tried to remember. Fred is a real good teacher even if he is rough around the edges at times.
Fred opened his toolbox and gave us all his tools of the trade. The final results are 3 out of 4 testing on Sunday Jan 2Oth passed with no problem, even in the snow. Only one guy failed but he'll pass the next time, I'm sure of that. I can't thank that man enough for all the help he gave me and I won't forget all the times he yelled at me to get out of the truck.
I also remember the help you gave me when I had a problem with my right side parallel park. You took the time to explain to me what I was doing wrong and I corrected it and was able to do it with no problem after that.
The last week, we were all going 4 out of 4 on the test, except the last day when Fred gave us our test time. He said it was normal for a bunch of grown men to fall apart and not be able to pass his test on that day, but we would all do just fine on test day. The voice of encouragement was always there; ya sure, "Get out of my Truck !!!"
When I first visited your school, I read the letters on the wall. Well here's another one for the wall. It is a testimonial to your school and the fine class of teachers you have.
Thank you so much Fred, Kathy and Gary and all the other guys I had contact with while there."