FOLEY – More Foley employees continue to receive training that allows them to expand their abilities to operate municipal vehicles under a partnership between the city and other agencies.

The city of Foley partnered with the Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Development and the Alabama Career Center, known as Alabama Works, to provide Class A Commercial Driver’s License training and certification for employees in the Public Works department.

This partnership qualified for reimbursement of $11,700 for nine employees to receive their Class A CDL License through Bishop State. Over the last few months, these employees completed an online theory instruction and worked with an instructor from Bishop State to master specific range maneuvers and learn what is needed to pass the CDL test.  

Employees receiving their CDLs are Kyle Bixler, Cody Nims, Zack Farmer, Chris Swain, Andrew Cox, Ray Roberts, Eric Crowe, Jeremy Lewis and Robert Irwin.

The CDL certification allows employees to drive additional city vehicles. Under Alabama law, a driver who operates a combination vehicle weighing more than 26,001 pounds that can pull a trailer weighing more than 10,000 pounds must have a Class A CDL.