Almost any newly licensed AZ driver will tell you, it is hard to get your license and it can be even harder to find employment for those who attended a training school known for providing inadequate education or programs that don’t meet the requirements of the trucking industries insurance providers.

After receiving numerous calls from newly licensed drivers, Director of HR at Wellington, Michael Zelek had a revelation: we should set up a program to help these drivers so they can find work at reputable companies, while also helping improve the overall quality of entry level drivers hitting the road making them safer. Teaming up with Matt Richardson and the staff at KRTS, it was decided that Wellington will pay up to 20% of refresher/development training courses to help these drivers find work at reputable trucking companies.

KRTS offers many different courses for drivers to improve and develop the skills required to be a professional AZ licensed driver. “Whether they simply need a refresher course to brush up on their skills or if they need something a little more intense to eradicate any bad habits they have picked up or been taught, KRTS is proud to offer drivers options to help advance their career” says Matt Richardson. “We are grateful that Wellington Group of Companies thought of KRTS for this initiative and we have full confidence that the drivers that pass our courses have the required skill sets to obtain employment in the industry.  Our history proves that many fleets, whether for-hire or private, are able to bring on entry level drivers who have graduated from either our full AZ programs, or refresher courses after being provided a letter of competency.

Derek Koza, President of Wellington Group of Companies added, “This was such a win-win situation; we are able to help out drivers who want to be better plus they get to learn from the best in the business”.

If you are an AZ licensed driver who wants to take a training course to aide your career, please reach out to Mike Zelek at

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