Gordon Truck Centers (GDC) announced Thursday company-sponsored commercial driver’s license training is now available to employees in applicable job roles throughout the GTC Dealer Family.
GTC understands the value of having technicians to capable of test driving a truck following a repair or for a sales person to be able to operate and test drive vehicles. The company says the challenge of having enough employees with a Class A commercial driver’s license at all 12 locations is something the GTC dealer family is resolving by sponsoring training and test preparation for eligible employees.
Corporate trainer Clint O’Neil is a qualified Washington State commercial driver trainer and he is now able to conduct classes for Washington employees of the Gordon Truck Centers dealer family. During the CDL instruction class, GTC says trainees go through all aspects of CDL training needed to perform the final test. Students complete pre-trip inspections required by the State of Washington and go on several test drives with O’Neil. All students perform the maneuvers of the driving test and repeat the process several times, the company says.
“Whether the training is provided in-house at our Ridgefield, Wash., location or through a third party company, we require the training and testing to follow state standards for CDL licensure,” says O’Neil. “We believe in investing in our employees by providing them opportunities to enhance their skills through practical hands-on experience behind the wheel as well as a thorough knowledge of the rules of the road.”
The GTC dealer family mission is to minimize downtime while providing excellent communication and consistently superior customer service, quality and value across the store network for every customer, every time. The team is committed to keeping customers on the road and part of achieving that goal is supported by building the team with the best employees and ensuring GTC is a premier employer, the company says.