Changing Lanes CDL School
Description

Changing Lanes CDL School was founded in 2020 after careful deliberation and consultation with motor carriers. Changing Lanes CDL School is a newly organized education institution, but certainly not one to be taken lightly.

Instructors

Delbert Crawford
Delbert Crawford
Tenure
2020
Classes

Programs and Classes

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Steven Miller
7 months ago
Don't waste your time here. This place has ZERO respect for their students' time and schedule, they have more students than they can handle, and they become surly and cagey when you ask the most basic questions about course scheduling. The first day of class the owner, Delbert, and the office manager, Jeanne, will spend over an hour bragging that their refund policy is basically "F-U", that they will erase your module credits if you leave the program to go elsewhere and how successful they are against lawsuits by former students. THESE ARE RED FLAGS!!! Listen to these people when they tell you who they are. They go through instructors like a meat grinder also. They advertise "4 weeks" but that is a straight-up lie. That "4-weeks" doesn't include the week of classroom where you take turns reading a copy of the Texas CDL Handbook (which is freely available online) that has been photocopied so poorly, so many times that the bottom few lines and far-right column of nearly every page are missing, and the following week where they make you wait for the drug test results which they are actually holding but need to buy time for more students to graduate out of the driving pad. The.. Read More
Don't waste your time here. This place has ZERO respect for their students' time and schedule, they have more students than they can handle, and they become surly and cagey when you ask the most basic questions about course scheduling. The first day of class the owner, Delbert, and the office manager, Jeanne, will spend over an hour bragging that their refund policy is basically "F-U", that they will erase your module credits if you leave the program to go elsewhere and how successful they are against lawsuits by former students. THESE ARE RED FLAGS!!! Listen to these people when they tell you who they are. They go through instructors like a meat grinder also. They advertise "4 weeks" but that is a straight-up lie. That "4-weeks" doesn't include the week of classroom where you take turns reading a copy of the Texas CDL Handbook (which is freely available online) that has been photocopied so poorly, so many times that the bottom few lines and far-right column of nearly every page are missing, and the following week where they make you wait for the drug test results which they are actually holding but need to buy time for more students to graduate out of the driving pad. The average student spends 6-8 weeks on the driving pad BEFORE being scheduled for testing the following week. If you want the manual training, which they advertise as being included but will try to block you from taking part in, you're looking at an additional 3-4 weeks. Your progression through the various course modules is a matter of luck and popularity with the instructors as much as it is related to your actual skill level. Just because you can complete a particular backing maneuver does not mean you will progress. They will hold you back because they didn't record you completing the maneuver, or because they don't like you, or because they forgot you existed, or because there are too many students working on the next module. The entire training program is poorly controlled chaos. If you complete the entire program, and attend every day they allow you to, you're looking at 3-4 months, 3-5 days per week. days can be either half days or whole days, at their discretion. You should expect to be disrespected nearly every day through this process. There was one week where "K" (the training lead) started every day off with a 30-minute general ass-chewing for the entire group. we were running half-days then, so each student only got 10 or 15 MINUTES of practice backing attempts each day. I could go on and on, but there's a character limit Read Less
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Josie Garza
1 year ago
The school cuts corners. They are running a shady business by running drug reports on students who don’t have a CLP or CDL. They refuse to handle criticism in a professional manner. The school allows its personals to upload student’s information online without their consent. Instead of righting a wrong they would rather bash their students and point fingers. The women Delbert and Johnny Rushing running this school are very discouraging and unprofessional
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Stephanie
1 year ago
I had a great time at Changing Lanes. Breonna was very helpful and always gave me suggestion to help me improve on my skills. It took me a little longer that expected due to being a weekend student, but the instructors and owner did not give up on me. When I had to question things, they would be forward and gave my answers from their experiences. I also would like to say that being a weekend student is a challenge but well worth it. I took the CDL A course with tanker endorsement and Airbrakes. The exams at DPS are simple, IF you study the material Changing Lanes provides you. I passed all my exams at the DPS office at my own paste which was helpful due to having a full-time job and scheduling my test during business hours. Love the fact that Changing Lanes had weekend classes available to fit my schedule at that time... Read More
I had a great time at Changing Lanes. Breonna was very helpful and always gave me suggestion to help me improve on my skills. It took me a little longer that expected due to being a weekend student, but the instructors and owner did not give up on me. When I had to question things, they would be forward and gave my answers from their experiences. I also would like to say that being a weekend student is a challenge but well worth it. I took the CDL A course with tanker endorsement and Airbrakes. The exams at DPS are simple, IF you study the material Changing Lanes provides you. I passed all my exams at the DPS office at my own paste which was helpful due to having a full-time job and scheduling my test during business hours. Love the fact that Changing Lanes had weekend classes available to fit my schedule at that time. Now I am working to get my hazardous endorsement and 10-speed training endorsement. Read Less