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Leah Long
XXXX XXXXX XXX, Lake City, SC 29560
Professional Summary

Goal-oriented Training Director dedicated to the advancement of those that need assistance and that have a desire to began a career in the Construction and/or Transportation Industries.

By utilizing the 35 years of transportation and customer satisfaction experience to train these at the highest standard, teaching them life principles and strong character that will enable them to obtain success and achieve the pride that everyone deserves to experience as a professional.

To be an active part of an organization that will allow me to present this passion to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

  • Truck Driver Training Instructor
  • Recruitment
  • Safety Director
  • Speaking
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Coordination

Since hire in February 2011, I started in the field of the Heavy Equipment Operator Training Program and earned the Journeyman training status and went on to test and obtain the credentials and certifications from Carolinas AGC  and The National Center for Construction Education and Research that gave me the opportunity to fill the position of HEO Training Program Instructor and Director which allowed me to improve and build the program into one that would afford the industry and those interested in a career in the industry the opportunity to receive quality training in this field.

While working to accomplish this goal I also worked to develop and establish a CDL Truck Driver Training Program for Florence Darlington Technical College.

In this endeavor I was responsible for researching the trends and operations of similar Schools and to build a curriculum and program that would be able to stand and endure the test of time in this arena and especially in the area and state.   The goal was to target the areas around Florence that had been economically stricken and that all had extreme unemployment rates.

By offering high quality Truck Driver Training to those that could meet the standards of the industry that they might find employment in one of the highest employing industries in the nation and one that would sustain their families and provide them with stable finances to allow them to move forward.

To do this the task of building the program had to be completed and after hours and days of unending work had to meet state and federal standards and regulations and be approved by both agencies before license were granted to operate as a School.

The equipment including tractor and trailers, classroom and field and training instruction materials all had to be developed or located and obtained to meet these requirements.

I was tested and certified by the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles CDL Compliance Office to instruct students in classroom, field and on the road training for CDL training program and also applied and was approved and licensed as a School that had met all requirement as such.

This all was accomplished in seven months and I began the first Florence Darlington Technical College Truck Driver Training class in September of 2011.

I have since February 2011 filled the positions of Instructor, Coordinator, Recruiter, Safety Officer, Program secretary, Third Party Tester and Director.

The Third Party Tester certification and license allows the School to test our students just as the SCDMV does which allows the opportunity to assist our students in a greater way.

Florence Darlington Technical College started that first class in September of 2011 with me to fill the instructor and all of the other mentioned positions at one location with one tractor trailer and now offers training to eight locations, employs three instructors and operate three tractor trailers and in 2014 trained 92 students at a 98% completion rate and at a employment placement rate of 98%.

Our program is recognized by all major trucking companies and many other companies and agencies including SCDOT, McCall Farms, Schneider Electric, Ard Trucking, SCWORKS,  DSS/SNAP 2 WORK and Shaw Air Force Base and Fort Jackson as training provider for soldiers that are getting out of the service and going into the workplace.

We have been active in the community by training BOY SCOUTS for the TRANSPORTATION Merit Badge, supporting and being a part of The Worlds Largest Convoy for  S.C. SPECIAL OLIMPICS and organizing and judging Truck Driver Championship for SONOCO and the PEE DEE TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION

The Heavy Equipment Operator Training Program has grown and is recognized and utilized by companies, SCDOT and individuals that desire and need the certification training that we offer. In 2014 we successfully trained 47 Heavy Equipment Operators that have an opportunity now to move forward in a career that will provide for their needs. 

We train on four different types of equipment and have a contracted instructor to assist in this training.

Xtra Mile Driver Training Bishopville, SC Truck Driver Training Instructor Dec 2010Feb 2011

Was state certified to instruct CDL student trainee at three locations and had a completion rate of 99% as an instructor with excellent reviews.

W.Lee Flowers & Co. Lake City, SC CDL Truck Driver, Transportation Supervisor, Dispatcher, Driver Trainer, Safety Director Dec 1987Mar 2007

TRUCK DRIVER: Able to operate trailers from 28' to 53' in length

Able to operate straight trucks for delivery

 Experienced and certified to operate three types of fork lifts and other material handling equipment

Selected Company Driver of the Year-9 times

Selected S.C. Driver of the Year-3 times

SCDMV Certified and Licensed as a Driver Training Instructor

Accumulated over 3 million miles of driving Tractor Trailers without an accident or a traffic violation

Received Awards: Grand Champion-Company Driving Championships.....8 Times

S.C. Driving Championships: 5 Times

National Driving Championships: 1st Runner-Up, 2 Times, 2nd Runner-up 1 Time


Oversaw daily operations of the Transportation Dept.

Responsible for Safety, Equipment and Driver efficiency

Responsible for Driver disciplinary actions of 35 drivers

Responsible for knowledge of all Federal and State Transportation Regulations

Company experienced a 67% Performance increase while Supervisor

Transportation Dept. had 100% Driver Retention while Supervisor

Fuel consumption of fleet was decreased by 3%  while supervisor

Company won the SC Trucking Association Safest Transportation Company Award for S.C. while Supervisor of Transportation Dept. 


Company had 37% decrease in incidents and accidents

Certified Member of the National Highway Watch Team

Worked with S.C. Law Enforcement, The S.C . Dept. of Public Safety, The S.C. Trucking Association, The S.C. Dept. of Education and others to promote highway safety

Met personally with Governor Beasley, Governor Hodges and Governor Sanford to present actions and proposals to improve highway safety in S.C.

Met personally with members of The House of Representatives and members of The Senate to promote highway safety with a reduction in truck/car collisions in S.C.

Presenter for CSX Operation Lifesaver Program and made presentations in over 250 schools and civic organization events

As the Captain of the SC Road Team for nine years was selected and called to speak to over 500 groups and an estimated 45,000 people concerning the trucking industry and highway safety with a significant drop in truck/car collisions and fatalities in S.C.


Knowledge of the Smith System

Knowledge of the Dale Carnegie System

Trained in and presenter of the entire catalog of JJ Kellar Transportation Safety Training Programs

Trained in the content of The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulation Association Regulations Guide


In charge of 35 truck drivers and 150 stores to ensure timely delivery of orders.

USC Columbia, SC Certificate Of Speech and Media Communications Jun 1998
Cades Hebron High School Cades, SC High School Diploma: general May 1979
Activities: Deacon, Youth Director, Foreign Missions Director, Young Adult Teacher

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