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Western Dairy Transport Driver Training Academy graduates are highly skilled professionals benefiting from our state-of-the-art simulators and hands-on training. Before training at one of our four North American academies, applicants undergo a thorough screening before meeting our top academy staff, who receive support from leading industry safety experts. Students receive comprehensive CDL training, learn customer relations, and gain insight from our leadership team on WDT's culture and guiding principles. WDT requires employment commitments to help offset training costs, and this comprehensive approach is reflected in our impressive retention rate, underscoring the effectiveness of our training and the value we place on our drivers' contributions to our community.

Bryan Academy
Owned and operated by Reveille Commercial-Driver Training Academy

Western Dairy Transport, LLC proudly celebrates the ongoing success of its Bryan Academy, located in partnership with the Texas A&M University System RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas. Established several years ago, this training academy was meticulously developed to educate employees in smooth-bore tanker operations, addressing the needs of Texas' flourishing dairy industry. With Texas dairymen producing an impressive 100,000,000 gallons of milk monthly, ranking sixth nationally in raw milk production, this $3.2 billion industry provides employment opportunities with over $200 million in annual payrolls.


"Western Dairy Transport has forged a valuable partnership with the Texas A&M University System RELLIS campus, offering a unique and unparalleled training platform for our employees to serve the dairy agriculture sector in Texas. Through this facility, we continue to recruit and train members of our company, particularly from the Brazos Valley region, to meet the demands of our dairy producers and processors," remarked David Shelton, President, and Chief Executive Officer. He further emphasized, "This successful model has been time-tested and proven at our Abernathy, Texas training academy, where we've educated and trained over 500 employees in smooth-bore tanker operations."

“Western Dairy Transport has teamed with the Texas A&M University System RELLIS campus to provide a unique and exceptional training platform for its employees to serve the needs of Texas dairy agriculture."

 

- David Shelton, WDT President and CEO

Cabool Academy

Nestled in the heart of our corporate headquarters in Cabool, Missouri, our Cabool Academy has been a cornerstone of Western Dairy Transport's commitment to excellence for decades. As the birthplace of our original training program, Cabool has been instrumental in educating and training drivers for both dry van and smooth bore tanker operations. With our certified driver trainers leading the charge and a dedicated team of experienced support personnel, this facility stands as a beacon of professionalism and expertise. Here, drivers are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to serve American dairy farmers and other dairy and food processing customers across the United States, further solidifying our reputation as industry leaders in logistics and transportation.

Shallowater Academy

Shallowater, Texas, formerly the location of our Abernathy, TX Academy, now hosts Western Dairy Transport's latest training facility. Since its inception in 2014, the Shallowater Training Academy has been integral to our operations. Situated within our Shallowater terminal yard, this academy benefits from convenient access and proximity to Lubbock, just 20 miles away. With a team of experienced driver trainers, we continue to serve the dairy industry, extending our reach from the Texas panhandle to the south plains of Lubbock.

Clovis Academy

Nestled just west of the Texas border, Clovis, New Mexico, hosts Western Dairy Transport's fourth Academy. With its population just shy of 40,000, Clovis boasts a climate and terrain conducive to agriculture, making it a prime hub for ranching, cotton and peanut farming, dairy production, cattle raising, and meat production. As our westernmost training location, the Clovis Academy extends its reach to a broader geographical area, ensuring accessibility to training for prospective drivers across the region like never before.

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