A little about the team
Owner / InstructorFounder 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.
InstructorShannon has been helping truck drivers obtain their CDL licenses for over 7 years and enjoys teaching 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.
InstructorDennis has a variety of experience both in driving trucks, and teaching. 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 teaching and truck driving skills to effectively help our students.
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:
A vehicle to drive that will qualify for the test
Enough instruction to become familiar with the truck and to test for success