Member Spotlight: C1 Truck Driver Training

Oct 31, 2022

For more than 35 years, C1 Truck Driver Training has been helping individuals learn the skills needed to obtain a CDL license.  With locations in Indianapolis, IN, Fort Worth, TX ,and Springfield, MO, C1 is able to serve a wide area of the population seeking both Class A and Class B CDL training.  CVTA member, Matt Carroll, oversees operations at all 3 locations as the company President.  Carroll has been with C1 since 1991, and has helped put a team of school directors and instructors in place at each location who possess the enthusiasm and commitment to safety of which the CVTA is proud to represent.  


When Carroll first came to C1 Truck Driver Training, fresh out of college, he knew very little about the transportation industry and was unsure how long he would stay. However, after connecting with so many great individuals in the field and meeting some of the students, he grew into his career.  Having now been with the company for over 31 years, Carroll keeps a lot of his work in-house, including marketing, drug testing, and software development. As the company President, he seeks to always provide room for internal growth by promoting from within the company, while maintaining a mindset of forward-thinking with flexible execution. 


When asked what he enjoys most about his role, he noted that the students are “generally great individuals who are dedicated and hard-working.” Carroll explained that he appreciates that C1 students are from all walks of life and that the demographics of the field are ever-changing. For example, each C1 location has seen an influx of women drivers in the past several years which he feels will greatly benefit the industry long-term.


When asked what makes each of his C1 campuses different from other CDL training schools, Carroll explained that the quality of people he works with always sets them apart. “We employ people with a passion for what they do who seek to improve every single day,” he stated and went on to explain how proud he is of the team in place at each location. 


For more information about C1 Truck Driver Training, visit the company’s website