Meet Our CDL and Heavy Equipment Training School Administration

All of National Training’s administration staff and instructors are all highly experienced producers of CDL Heavy Equipment Operator Training. We pride ourselves on having the best of the best to support and teach our students while they learn the skills needed to complete their course of choice and begin their new career path. Our administration is fully committed to helping our students succeed.

A word from National Training’s Director and CEO

The Administration of National Training, Inc., is a privately owned coeducational vocational school located in the Jacksonville, FL area, wholly owned by National Training, Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Florida. National Training, Inc. is not affiliated with any other organization.

Larry S. Lark

Director / CEO

Meet Our Administration Staff

Larry S. Lark


Mike Adams

Training Grounds Director

NCCER Master Trainer

Lisa L. Lark


Reese Zimmerman

Credit Collections Manager

Andrew McLoughlin

Admissions Manager

Kayla Hartwig Placement, Student Services, Scheduling

Kayla Hartwig

Placement, Student Services


Meet Our Professional CDL and Heavy Equipment Training Instructors

Our instructors are the best in the business. All of them are patient and supportive in teaching the hands-on skills our students will need to successfully pass the CDL test and to use in their chosen profession. Most of our instructors have been qualified by the State of Florida to administer the state’s CDL Test to our students and to others, as 3rd Party Testers for truck drivers sent to us by companies and other sources.

Not only are our instructors accomplished in CDL training and/or heavy equipment training, they also have great depth of knowledge of the trucking industry from first-hand experience as truck drivers.

Our instructors have more than a century of experience as truck drivers and CDL training instructors.

Our instructors each have many years of experience training and coaching students who are learning truck driving and heavy equipment operation. Their collective experience from working and teaching in these fields totals over 100 years.

This extensive background and experience, both in the field and in the classroom, serves our students very well when learning truck driving techniques at the wheel of a semi tractor-trailer or in the catbird seat of an earth mover. With their expertise, our instructors also offer invaluable knowledge and advice in the classroom where students learn about the life of a truck driver and discuss important industry topics and non-driving skills.

Mike Davis Training Grounds Director

Mike Adams

NCCER Master Trainer

Training Grounds Director

3rd Party State Tester

John Adams, Lead Truck Instructor

John Adams

Lead Truck Instructor

Forrest Land, Road Instructor

Forrest Land

Road Instructor

Jeff Gilbert CDL Instructor

Jeff Gilbert

CDL Instructor

Maribeth Buechel Class B, Online & Simulator Instructor

Maribeth Buechel

Class B, Simulator & Online Training


Drew Corrigan Backing Instructor

Drew Corrigan

Backing Instructor

Rob Bilonick, State of FL 3rd Party Tester

Rob Bilonick

State of FL 3rd Party Tester

Ken Holobeck Backing Instructor

Ken Holobeck

Backing Instructor

Bruce Granai, Simulator Instructor

Jim Hawkinson

Backing Instructor

State of FL 3rd Party Tester

Rodney Harper Instructor & Mechanic

Rodney Harper



John Stevens, Mechanic, Backing Instructor

John Stevens


Backing Instructor

Joe Davis, Lead Heavy Equipment Instructor, NCCER Master Trainer

Joe Davis

NCCER Master Trainer

Lead Heavy Equipment Instructor