Blake Townsend Talks About His Training

“The instructors make learning to drive an enjoyable experience,” shared 29 Palms Marine graduate Blake Townsend. His challenge, he said, was, “learn to drive a 10 speed big rig. [My instructor] taught me how to do that to the best of his ability.”

Blake went on to describe his instructors as, “Professional, informational, entertaining– [they] make learning fun.”

One of Blake’s difficulties was, “taking the tight right turn at 62 and Adobe. Plenty of practice makes that turn easy now.” Students spend the majority of their time in one of our trucks–this exposure to real city driving and the skills yard is what prepares students for their final test at the DMV. “Passing my class A driving test was my proudest moment,” Blake proclaimed. He also said, “I never would have thought I would have to parallel park a semi. But I can!”

Now that he has obtained his class A driver’s license and passenger endorsement, he told us about his plans. “I will go home to Oklahoma and drive for ******* hauling gravel and concrete.”

We congratulate Blake for his successful completion of the course and we wish him well in all of his future endeavors!