Successful Alumni

Successful Alumni: Steve Kiriakos

Steve Kiriakos

ATC Truck Driving Program
Class of 2006
Company Driver
Superior Bulk Logistics

"The ATC truck driving program has provided me with the fundamental skills necessary to obtaining a career in the transportation (trucking) industry.

This course provided me with a good balance of hands-on training along with classroom training to learn about all the various federal & State regulations, basic equipment and operating knowledge, along with log book record keeping. All of which is necessary to obtain a CDL. While not required for course completion, this program also provided me with the necessary training to obtain endorsements for double & triple trailer combinations, tankers, and hazmat. I'm currently using my tanker and hazmat endorsement with my present employer.

Since I had never driven an 18 wheeler prior to this course, I was looking for the basic driving skills that would keep me and everyone else on the road safe. We had a great instructor (Don Nestor) who taught us safety thru fundamental driving skills such as double clutch shifting, backing, turning and overall maneuvering of the truck.

Upon graduation of this course I have had several job offers from various trucking companies who operate vans, reefers, flatbeds, and tankers. After doing the research on various companies, I have chosen to drive for a bulk chemical carrier. I now operate a tanker and haul various chemicals to meet their customer's needs. If you are thinking about a career in the trucking industry, consider the Commercial Truck Driving Program that Athens Technical College provides as your first step to the road to success."

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