To advocate laws, regulations, rules, and standards that ensure access to the most comprehensive commercial driver training programs available.
Who is NAAND?
NAAND schools have been proactively diligent and forward thinking in developing safe and effective programs in advance of a Federal requirement to do so. Programs offered by NAAND members consist of comprehensive curriculum that teach several important subject matters not normally sufficiently covered in the typical driver training curriculum; such as the operation of special rigs, cargo documentation, fuel conservation, progressive shifting, transportation operations, principals of first aid, personal health and safety, soft skill of life on the road, and public and employer relations.
NAAND’s Training Philosophy
In summary, commercial driving is difficult and fraught with danger, and the training of these drivers should not be constrained by a least common denominator in the form of an arbitrary, and ultimately counterproductive, threshold for minimum training hours. Instead, driver training schools should be required to teach a certain set of skills and should be judged based on whether their students are able to demonstrate a mastery of those skills. Our schools’ longer programs appropriately provide training beyond that needed to obtain a CDL.
What NAAND Stands For!
Our schools’ longer programs appropriately provide training beyond that needed to obtain a CDL. This additional training allows graduates to progress more rapidly in their finishing training and ensures that short-distance drivers, for whom finishing training often is not required, are better qualified to immediately command their vehicles and are better prepared to operate these vehicles in a safe manner.