Instructor Highlight - Karl Bona, NETTTS

Karl-BonaCVTA is proud to highlight CVTA Senior Master Instructor Karl Bona with New England Tractor Trailer Training School (NETTTS). Karl has worked for NETTTS for the last twenty years.  He holds the honor of being CVTA’s first Instructor to hold the title of Senior Master Instructor.

Karl was drawn to the industry since he was a child.  He was a Professional Truck Driver from 1975-1990 hauling cars, milk and variety of other freight.  He loved the opportunity to see the country from the window of his truck cab.  Occasionally he still misses the pull of the open road, but now he loves training new drivers and sharing his experiences.

When CVTA first introduced the Instructor Certification Program in 2004, Karl was one of the first to sign up.  He felt it was an opportunity to gain knowledge and make himself a better instructor.  Karl is also a strong proponent of leading by example and felt, by completing the program, he could then encourage others to do so as well.

Karl feels a special relationship to trucking. Over the years, he has been able to buy two houses and raise two children.  When he is not teaching, Karl enjoys spending time with his children and grandson, hunting, and occasionally visiting the casino.  He also has a passion for rebuilding classic muscle cars, including a 1970 EL Camino, 1960 Camaro, and a Super Sport Chevelle. Karl is a great representative for CVTA, our Instructor Certification Program, and Trucking Industry.  We are pleased to have him as such an active member of CVTA.