100th, 48th LRS to host CDL program
By Senior Airman Abby L. Finkel, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 04, 2018
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.