Motor Carrier Trainer Programs

Motor Carrier Trainer Level II

CVTA’s Motor Carrier Trainer Level II program builds off of the knowledge gained in Level I and expands the Instructor’s base of knowledge to enhance their ability to educate, communicate and impart their skills and knowledge to better serve their students. This curriculum is focused on providing Driver Trainers with appropriate knowledge in the areas of teaching adult students.


Our Motor Carrier Trainer Level II is comprised of 6 separate courses to help instructors develop their skills when working with trainees.

Student Diversity
Student Diversity examines diversity possibilities among students, and the various, potential responses to those diversities by you and by your students. Techniques and resources to help you explore your character and develop valuable instructional plans will be presented to facilitate a greater learning experience for every student in your multicultural classroom.
Memory and Higher-Level Thinking
Long- and short-term memory play essential roles in learning. This course discusses higher and lower level thinking skills and examines the characteristics of memory.
Interpersonal Skills
Interpersonal Skills explores interpersonal intelligence and provides insights into dealing with anger, anxiety, and communicating effectively in an assertive manner.
Intrapersonal Skills
The development of a healthy self-esteem and tactics for managing stress are crucial for the individual’s well-being and personal success. Intrapersonal Skills looks at the many components that comprise intrapersonal intelligence.
Leadership Skills
What does it take to be an effective leader? Leadership Skills answers this question by examining and defining effective leadership. The course looks at the attributes possessed by an effective leader and explores each attribute in detail.
Self-Management Skills
This course discusses the development of self-management skills and the benefit those skills have in shaping personal goals and management of time and resources.
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Andrew Poliakoff

Andy Poliakoff is the Executive Director for CVTA. In this role, he promotes the mission of the membership organization and implements goals set by the Board of Directors. This includes forming partnerships with external stakeholders, providing guidance and direction to the CVTA staff team, and engaging with state and federal government agencies to advance CVTA’s mission of safety and career opportunities in the truck driver training industry.

In 2021 and 2022, Andy acted as federal affairs lead for Electrify America, interacting at high levels within Congress, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy, and the White House. In that capacity, he played a pivotal role in the optimization of large-scale infrastructure funding at the Federal Highway Administration as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

From 2019 to 2021 Andy served as Director of Gov't Affairs for CVTA and formed a strong bond with members, engaging on advocacy related to Entry-Level Driver Training, Skills Testing Delays, and Workforce funding. During the pandemic, Andy fought at the state and federal level to treat CDL training and testing as the essential services they are. He is personally invested in the important mission of CVTA's members to deliver safe training and to transform people's lives through truck driving careers.

Andy holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and a law degree from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.

Cindy Atwood

Cindy Atwood is the Vice President at CVTA. An experienced association professional, Cindy handles all activities related to membership retention, financial accounting and committee engagement. Cindy artfully produces CVTA’s off-site biannual conferences, Hill Day operations and Board meetings, ensuring that the general membership and leadership’s necessities and wishes are met with the highest response.

An essential fixture in the truck driver training association space, Cindy manages CVTA’s Instructor Certification Program and provides critical counsel to new entrants into the truck driver training industry.

Kyle Hayes

Kyle Hayes is the Director of Government Relations at CVTA. In this role, he leads the implementation of the Association’s legislative and regulatory strategy. He is also the primary point of contact between CVTA Members and federal agencies, Congress, and state governments.

Hayes most recently led research projects that supported federal and state advocacy on healthcare and economic issues at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nationally recognized research and policy institute based in Washington D.C. He received a master’s degree in public policy from American University in 2015 and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012.