100th, 48th LRS to host CDL program

An Airman assigned to the 100th Logistic Readiness Squadron parallel parks a tractor trailer during a course inspection at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, April 26, 2018. The inspection verified procedures and the course layout to be used for a commercial driver’s licensure program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

An Airman assigned to the 100th Logistic Readiness Squadron parallel parks a tractor trailer during a course inspection at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, April 26, 2018. The inspection verified procedures and the course layout to be used for a commercial driver’s licensure program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

Senior Airman Devin Needs, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, center, receives feedback on his driving performance during a course inspection at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, April 26, 2018. The inspection verified procedures and the course layout to be used for a commercial driver’s licensure program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

Senior Airman Devin Needs, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, center, receives feedback on his driving performance during a course inspection at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, April 26, 2018. The inspection verified procedures and the course layout to be used for a commercial driver’s licensure program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Rodman, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron training and validation office examiner, measures the lines of a vehicle training course during an inspection at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, April 26, 2018. The inspection verified procedures and the course layout to be used for a commercial driver’s licensure program.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Rodman, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron training and validation office examiner, measures the lines of a vehicle training course during an inspection at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, April 26, 2018. The inspection verified procedures and the course layout to be used for a commercial driver’s licensure program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Rodman, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron training and validation office examiner, performs a vehicle check during a course inspection at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, April 26, 2018. The CDL course is part of an Air Force-wide initiative, with RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall set to be the first bases to implement the program in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Rodman, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron training and validation office examiner, performs a vehicle check during a course inspection at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, April 26, 2018. The CDL course is part of an Air Force-wide initiative, with RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall set to be the first bases to implement the program in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

Staff Sgt. Alexander Lawrence, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron training and validation office examiner, center, performs a vehicle check during a course inspection at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, April 26, 2018. The CDL course is part of an Air Force-wide initiative, with RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall set to be the first bases to implement the program in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

Staff Sgt. Alexander Lawrence, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron training and validation office examiner, center, performs a vehicle check during a course inspection at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, April 26, 2018. The CDL course is part of an Air Force-wide initiative, with RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall set to be the first bases to implement the program in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel)

RAF MILDENHALL, England -- The 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 100th LRS passed an American Association of Motor Vehicles Administrators inspection here, April 26-27.

The inspection verified procedures and the course layout to be used for a commercial driver’s licensure program. The CDL course is part of an Air Force-wide initiative, with RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall set to be the first bases in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe to implement the program.

“The CDL program that we have been setting up over the past few months will enable us to test new drivers and current drivers to CDL standards,” said Nick Turpin, 100th LRS training and validation office training manager. “This will standardize the training across the whole of the Air Force.”

During the inspection, two Airmen who are certified CDL test examiners ran through a mock test with the inspector. They completed a thorough vehicle check and administered a driving test that included basic tractor trailer skills such as backing up and parallel parking.

“The inspection was making sure we’re ready as examiners and that our course and road test is up to par,” said Staff Sgt. Andrew Rodman, 48th LRS training and validation office examiner.

The pass rating now gives organizers the green light to proceed with preparations to host the CDL course and test.