As winter has arrived, driving conditions have changed and daylight hours have decreased, making it even more crucial that as a driver, you create a safe environment for yourself, your passengers and for pedestrians. Pedestrians are more at risk for injury than any other road user, as they have nothing to protect themselves from vehicle collisions. With a lack of safety features and barriers, safe and defensive driving becomes the most important protection that can be offered to pedestrians.
We recently had the opportunity to catch up with one of our past commercial driving students, Chris Schmidt. Chris took training with us back in 2015, upgrading his licence and expanding his towing company, Jackass Towing in Mission, BC. Getting his Class 1 licence with us has provided Chris the opportunity to not only expand his business but he has also experienced driving many different commercial vehicles, and has even travelled across the country!
The trucking industry is full of job opportunities and great companies to work for. Our truck students have access to exclusive job postings and career presentations that provide a chance to rub elbows with some of these companies, but we wanted to go more in depth. We’ll be putting a spotlight on some of the companies that we work with and that we recommend for employment!
Are your stockings hung by the chimney with care? If not, what are you waiting for?! With only 6 days until Christmas, you are quickly running out of time to let Santa know what you want! We have given our suggestions for what to put under the tree with Top 5 Dash Cams, Top 5 Tech Toys, Top 5 Car Wash & Detailing Kits and Top 5 Interior Accessories, but now here are our last minute suggestions for the car enthusiast on your list, with our Top 10 Stocking Stuffers!
"A special “Thank You” to you. From what I was told, you never let my daughter put her guard down. Good for you.
I appreciate all the hard work and dedication you’ve given to my daughter. I will recommend Valley Driving School to as many people as I can.
Again, “Thank You” to everyone. Who knows…maybe my daughter will be back for other types of drivers training ie: motorcycle, standard, or even semi-trucks. Could happen. She ‘loves’ to drive.
"I just wanted to send along a “Thank You” to all of you at Valley Driving School.
This has been a great experience for both my daughter and myself.
The office staff have been wonderful and always willing and able to sort through scheduling that works for us.
It can be a scary world out there driving our streets and now I know my daughter has been taught properly on how to handle those situations.
She’s a confident relaxed driver and I am a confident relaxed passenger/parent."
"We just wanted to tell you how impressed we were with the professional and thorough instruction our children received over the last several years.
Both kids' instructors were always punctual, polite and patient, giving our kids the knowledge and confidence to drive well and safely. Both passed their 'N' test on the first try. All dealings with the office staff were pleasant as well.
We would not hesitate to recommend Valley Driving to other parents looking for the right place for their children to learn to drive. Please pass our compliments and thanks to instructor! :)
~The Wilson Family
"I want to thank my great instructor and helping me overcome my fear of driving.
I have failed the test a couple of times before taking lessons with him and frankly, this is the best investment I have done lately.
He helped me become a better driver, (I will always remember: mirror-signal-shoulder check), have confidence in myself and pass my test.
Great job! Thank you!"
I had 5 lessons with my Instructor and he was incredible, clear instructions and always updated on things I needed to do better right when they happened.
It felt like he wanted me to succeed not only because its part of his job, but because he genuinely wanted me to. The cost of the lessons were minimal in comparison to everything I have learned and I passed my road test on my first attempt.
"My instructor is kind and patient.
She made me feel comfortable behind the wheel and shaped me into the N driver I am today.
Everyone at Valley Driving School is really nice and welcoming. Also, the classroom is a good learning environment.
I highly recommend this driving school. Everyone I know got lessons there. :)"