Thousands of CDL A Drivers Since 2001
Our story started in 2001 when we opened in Shepherdsville, KY by a couple who was rooted in trucking. However, we're not just a ‘mom and pop CDL Shop.’ Using their expertise and connections they had forged in the industry; they formed Truck America Training and perfected our course offerings and training techniques to become a leading CDL A school in the Louisville area.
Thousands of CDL drivers later, the school was purchased in 2017 by a Southern Indiana transportation leader, David Summitt. Dave has been a trucking company owner for over 30 years and his current trucking company, Summitt Trucking, has been open since 2003 in Clarksville, Indiana.
Although we are owned by an owner with a trucking company, you can work wherever you want to work! You do not have to work for our parent company, we prefer you find the company that is the right fit for you. We have remained true to Truck America Training’s original set up as a NO CONTRACT training company.
"Big Dog Truck Driver Training"
Although our official name is Truck America Training and has always been our name since the school’s inception in 2001; people still often call and ask if we're ‘Big Dog Truck Driver Training’. To answer the question, “No we are not, but we teach you to run with the big dogs!”
The original owners used the phrase “Learn to Run with the Big Dogs” early in the school’s existence – and it stuck! It’s on all our tractor trailers and any original marketing material the previous owners created. Even though you may not see the phrase as much in our new facility, we have never stopped training new truck drivers to run with the big dogs!
To this day, you can still dial 1-866-BIG-DOGG and get our main office line. Give it a try!
About Our Owner
David L. Summitt, President & Owner of Summitt Trucking, LLC and Truck America Training of KY., LLC, brings over 35 years of experience and expertise to the transportation industry. Due to his integrity, strategic planning, and business development, Summitt’s customer roster reads like a “who’s who” of major corporations. Since its inception, Summitt has managed to capture the attention and earn the trust of some of the most respected corporations in the nation. The reasons are obvious, and Summitt Trucking’s record speaks for itself.
Whether launching a new state-of-the-art piece of equipment or re-energizing tried and true methods, Dave’s practices have led to consistently reach peak goals and accomplishments for our customers, vendors, and employees.
People believe in Dave’s companies for a reason—we build trusted partnerships. It is through these partnerships that we can understand customer needs. We understand that your goals and objectives are real, that budgets are finite, and that your success depends on our execution of our services.