About Us

Bonded and Insured



Founder of CDL Ready, Inc., Bill achieved a degree in systems engineering from MIT and has held various training and engineering positions throughout his career working for companies such as Metropolitan Community College, Harley Davidson, AT&T Technologies, and Western Electric.  Most importantly, though, Bill was trained and employed by the Missouri Highway Patrol where he performed CDL driver testing for 10 years.  So Bill is intimately familiar with the skills needed to qualify for a CDL license.



Shannon has been helping truck drivers obtain their CDL licenses for over 7 years and enjoys working with students and helping them achieve their goals.  When not instructing with CDL Ready, she is teaching music lessons, running her own music business, and playing french horn or percussion in the Lee's Summit Symphony.  As the daughter of Bill, Shannon works hard in the family business and keeps her CDL credentials current.



Dennis has a variety of experience both in driving trucks, and consulting.  His driving skills started at an early age and continued for 8 years while in the military.  After serving in the military, a career in insurance sales then led to 10 years of teaching in the financial industry.  Approximately 10 years ago, Dennis joined CDL Ready, combining his consulting and truck driving skills to effectively help our clients.

CDL Ready Inc. was formed in October 1995 to provide the two things most needed by individuals looking for a Missouri Class A or Class B commercial driver's license:

  1. A vehicle to drive that will qualify for the test

  2. Enough guidance to become familiar with the truck and to test for success

  Since 1995 we've been successfully consulting with future CDL Class A and Class B drivers.  We are confident we can help you meet your goal of becoming a certified commercial driver.

Located in Lee's Summit, Missouri, we serve the greater Kansas City metropolitan area and surrounding communities.