About Us

About Simulation Services

Simulation is a totally immersive experience that replicates your actual truck: you don’t just see the environment, you also hear the sounds of traffic and the engine and feel the weight of the truck and the pulse of the engine.

Sessions are recorded from bird's eye and driver views, along with all instruments, allowing the driver to see the effects of his driving from other viewpoints.

The reporting and tracking capabilities of our simulator provides an objective assessment of a driver's strengths and weaknesses, while comparing to other professional drivers. This allows the instructor and company to determine effects on safety and performance, and areas for improvement.

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John Heinzel:

A passionate lifelong trainer, John spent 28 years in the Navy, retiring as a Captain with many diverse, world-wide assignments of increasing responsibility. He led equipment operator and construction skills training organizations when simulators were introduced into the training pipeline at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and while a junior officer, he developed a team skills simulator still in use today. He holds a BS from Penn State and a MS from UC Berkeley. John founded Next Gen Driver Training, LLC to employ his training and skills enhancement passions to the truck and heavy vehicle industry.

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Bob Arnold:

Bob doesn't like to brag, so we'll do it for him: as a professional truck driver, he's had 35 years, 4 million miles of incident free driving! He has a passion for teaching drivers to be safe, legal and efficient, benefitting drivers and their companies by reducing safety related costs and DOT fines. He believes customer service is a vital skill for truck drivers and incorporates that in his training, along with proper pre-planning so every trip is cost effective, safe and on time. Throughout his career he has worked for commercial trucking companies, been an owner/operator with his own rig, and spent five years as an instructor in the commercial vehicle driving program at Florida State College.

Our Mission and vision

NextGen Driver Training LLC, a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business Company, is a preferred provider of advanced technology driver evaluation, training and business service solutions to the transportation industry.

Our mission is to glorify God by saving lives through state-of-the-art driver training.

We work in close collaboration with clients to deliver high fidelity simulation-based training to operators of oversized vehicles throughout the United States at their location. Our goal is to significantly improve the safety of the nation’s highways and byways through our state-of-the-art driver training services.

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