Our school was the recipient of a charter bus graciously donated by Atlantic Coast Charter. Our Truck Driving Program will use the 1996 MCI for performance enhancement and stationary object training. This will allow them to prepare top notch drivers that can better handle multiple situations. The school plans to place its logo and “Donated by Atlantic Coast Charter” on the side of the bus.
The Atlantic Coast Charter has been family owned since 1918, when Edmund Dillon started the business in Anne, Arundel County, Maryland. Ron Dillion, Jr., one of the owners of the company, drove the bus from Linthicum, MD to the school in Martinsburg, WV. This donation is one of the numerous donations that Atlantic Coast Charter has made. In May of 2017, the company donated a brand new bus and all of the fuel for a seven-day tour of Myrtle Beach and back to the Scents For Soldiers organization.
The budding partnership between our school and the Atlantic Coast Charter company means good news for all people interested in Class B Passengers Endorsement. The truck driving program also plans on hosting competitions called rodeos for companies to send their best drivers to compete in.
Jim Breeden and Ken Dombroski are the instructors of the truck driving program. It has been established at JRTI in 1976. Mr. Dombroski, an associate of Atlantic Coast Charter, helped arrange the bus to be donated. He has worked for them as a part time driver for five years. Both Mr. Breeden and Mr. Dombroski want to bring better training to the area to open up opportunities for people and help community in anyway they can. Our school is very excited and eager to be able to be a participant in a developing age of truck driving.