Hamm Foundation grants $10,000 to The Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center for the the purchase of a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) training truck
Pictured left to right: Hamm Foundation Director, Brendan Devereaux, Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center, CEO, Kevin Kelley, and Hamm Foundation President, Jeff Hamm.
The Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center is located in Lawrence, Kansas and is the largest provider of apprenticeships in the state. They are a catalyst for economic growth providing technical training to a diverse community of learners to meet the current and emerging needs of our communities and employers.
The Dwayne Peaslee Technial Training Center offers Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training - a specialized form of training for those who want to drive commercial trucks. This training is an instructional program which is intended to help students prepare to obtain their CDL license.
A CDL is a special driver’s license required to operate large or heavy vehicles such as a dump truck, tractor-trailer truck, or concrete mixer.
Early on the training course is geared towards classroom learning; this will entail learning the rules of the road, what is required to be a driver, information about requirements in each state, and so forth. Individuals must pass this to receive their permit. This permit allows the trainee to practice driving the large CDL training truck. Individuals will only receive a license upon showing they are capable of handling the larger trucks, and can safely maneuver them on the road.