This school was recomended to me by a friend that graduated from there. I was told to go see Vivian, when i got there i was told that she had gone to pick up lunch by the strange woman with the nervous laugh that sits up front. I almost left because i just did not feel comfortable enough sitting with her there in front of me while i waited, people that do not look you in the eye or have that strange laugh at things that are not funny always have something to hide, as i was about to leave Vivian walked in with lunch. She made me feel at ease as soon as she walked in and went on to explain what i had to do to get the permit that i needed. I signed up a few days later and I have to say that Vivian, Juan, Jose and Norbert were ALWAYS very friendly and eager to help. Every Morning i was greeted by Vivian with a smile and a welcome, every so often she would tell me that the instructors told her how my progress was and that i was doing great. The day i graduated i already had a job waiting for me. I highly recommend this school. I went back to USA CDL because I needed to upgrade my license. I can only say THANK GOD that beast that used to sit in the front is gone. Lord have mercy on those that used to come in contact with her. A more artificial person you could not come across with. She was horrid when she was alone in that office and changed when others were around. I was there on 2/20/15 for my upgrade and there is a new person in the front who was friendly and she seemed like a nice person. I will sign up again now that the weird woman is gone.
i agree with the previous review. The staff is great. Vivian is the lady you speak with when you first come in and she is very clear on what the laws are and what you have to do to get your CDL. I came to the school with my boyfriend daily while he was training and she made me feel at home. The instructors were awesome, very friendly and with a lot of patience for teaching. I was made to feel at home while I was there, they were not upset that I had to sit in the office while my boyfriend was training. The only thing that i just did not like was the way the older man that sits there once in a while makes the students feel, it is very uncomfortable, he stares at the back of the people that walk in and out of that office. He seemed very unprofessional. I just did not find him friendly not that he did not try, but i found him artificial. The day my boyfriend was graduating i stayed past 5 P.M. and when the office staff left I was left there with the old man and I had to go sit in the car because of the negative feelings I had sitting there with him. Besides that i would highly recommend the school staff. They are all very down to earth and knowlegeable. Just don't sit in the office with what i am assuming in the general manager or you will begin to feel unwanted.
My friend graduated from this school and suggested I join since I was looking for a CDL. I read the reviews and I figured I would go and talk to them and see how things were. I read about the rude lady in the front and I must say that I graduated and the lady while not in school the last week I was there she was very friendly when she was. She did not seem fake or artificial in any way, but that is what some of the reviews say about her. The lady who runs the school Vivian was able to answer all my questions and when I signed up she told me that if I had any problems to go to her, that made me feel great. I did not have any problems at all. Joe, Juan, Norbert and the older Joe were great and made me feel like I was picking up the information even when I did not believe I was advancing in class. I say this is a great school and they all have lots of patience with students like me who do not know anything about this industry.
i graduated from this school over 6 years ago, and Vivian was the person i talked to when i went in, to me going to school was like going home, it was like i was going home and talking to my sister. She was great and like the other reviews said full of information, the instructors have the patience of saints. in the reviews i see an old man mentioned he was not there before but i saw him when i went with my wife so she could sign up, he must be new, he seems like a not friendly kind of man, but i went in to see Vivian because i know what she promises she stands behind, and thank goodness it was the same instructors so my wife signed up for school there, i will gladly ask her to make her own review when she is done. My advice is to go see Vivian to get your info she makes you feel like if you were part of her family and that is a great feeling when you have to go to any place for days at a time.
my husband and i went to sign up 2 weeks ago and talked to the lady with the dark hair that sits in the back desk. she was very friendly and put us at ease and he signed up to start last monday. my husband likes the school and tells me that the lady that signed him up is vivian, from what he tells me she has coffee and danishes ready when the students get there in the morning and always has something positive to say. he likes the teachers he said they also put him at ease and are very friendly, the only one that he does not care for is some lady that sits up front that according to him is weird and seems to be a kissass type but ignores you at times, but like he says as long as he ignores her everyone else seems very sincere. he is learning new things on a daily basis and loves it.
I loved this school...i read the reviews and i can say the same thing the instructors and office lady were great...very friendly and full of information...they do know what they are doing...i also agree with the 2 reviews about the older man who is rude....yes he does stare at people which made me feel very unconfortable...he tries to be friendly but it does come thru as phony....i grew up in another country a very poor country and i came from a very poor family but i was taught manners...and staring is rude...so of course i realized that the older man is just trying.... is just that he lacks education and manners....besides that i love my new job over the road and the most important thing is that i am back to work and that is great....i highly recommend this school.
i highly recomend this school. i just got my license there and they were pretty good about letting me have my own schedule. i went in the afternoon. i really enjoyed taking classes with Juan he has a lot of knowdlege and he did pass it on to me. there were several instructors i worked with but Juan was awesome. i recommend you ask for him to take your classes. The office people were good, but i also recomend you speak with Vivian if you want the correct information, she makes you feel comfortable and as if you were part of the family. she will give you pointers on what to do after graduation and is very down to earth. i also highly recommend you speak with her before you sign up. i will be starting my new job with a company this coming week thanks to Vivian.
I have told my best friends about my experience at USA/CDL school, this is what I told them. Although I didn't call first like some of you have, I simply walked in and got the information I needed. I found that ALL of the staff was very up front and offered more information then I ask for. I even had issue's with getting my payment right (my own fault) but she stayed beyond her hours just to help me out. And I have been in training now for almost 2 weeks, and my teachers are just AWESOME!!!! They take 1 on 1 time with you, show you step by step, and do a lot of whistling, when your not making the right moves. I highly rec amend getting your training for your new career right here at USA-CDL. And believe me the price is more then far.
i was in school for almost 4 weeks, i can say i enjoyed the experience. everyone was really nice, but i just did not like the receptionist, what a weird woman she is, i felt that at times when i spoke with her she either ignored me or talked to me like she was superior than me. feeling very unconfortable with that moron i ignored her and eighter waited until she was not there to ask the school director questions or i would talk to the instructors. and in the end that is all that mattered. the teachers are awesome and so was the lady that signed me up.
My husband and I went in a couple of times and spoke with Vivian, she was great about explaining what we had to do . When we were ready i called and i was told she was on vacation, we waited till she was back because after meeting her i felt i could trust what she promised, and just signed up yesterday. She came highly recommended by a previous student! Today was my husband's first day and he just got home telling me how much he likes it, he had Juan as an instructor and he had a lot of patience with him. So far i am very impressed with the school.