About CTA : Our Story

How We Change the Transportation Industry

Having successfully operated a transportation business since 1997, Capital Transportation President & CEO, Richard M. Crockett founded Capital Transportation Academy to meet the growing demand for commercial drivers. Recognizing the need to develop talent for the transportation industry, a personalized training approach was established where students could best be developed and fully prepared to start careers immediately following graduation. With this innovative model and strategic mindset, CTA has successfully instructed hundreds of drivers in obtaining their CDLs. With a 90% graduation rate, CTA ’s mission and vision changes students’ lives. CTA graduates earn valued and in-demand skills that open the road to great money to support families, and to be a vital part of our nation’s economy safely transporting goods.

Capital Transportation Academy

Our Facility

Located at 1170 North Cassady Avenue in Columbus, Ohio, our five-acre training compound includes a newly renovated 5,000 square foot office complex with administrative offices, a multi-purpose room, and CDL classrooms. Our commercial driver skills pad area is an all-paved surface with training stations setup for backing maneuvers and pre-trip inspections required by the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) CDL driving examination.

Our Experienced Team

The talented professionals at Capital Transportation Academy have decades of proven experience in the transportation industry. From our recruitment staff planning your roadmap to our licensed instructors working with you on the road, you get a personalized experience focused on your success!

Join the Team?

If you are passionate about the transportation industry, love sharing your skills to help others, and a team player who can immediately add value to Capital Transportation, we would like the opportunity to learn more about you.

“Our relationship with Capital Transportation Academy has definitely benefited Garder because they give us a school to come to that gives us strong candidates. Capital has a great program and I love that CTA does the appropriate training for learning how to drive a truck.”
Mackenzie Melton, Recruiter-Garner Trucking

“We don’t just see ourselves at a training academy. We see ourselves as talent developers, changing lives one person at a time.”

Richard M. Crockett, President & CEO, Capital Transportation Academy

Our Industry Partners

Capital Transportation Academy works closely with a large group of local, regional, and national transportation industry employers who frequently visit our campus to recruit our students. We have no restrictions on who can recruit our students. Our goal is to provide our students complete and open access to transportation employers during the CTA experience.

CTA On the Road

April 2018

Commercial Driving for Class “A” graduates

If you ask the general public to describe a day in the life of a Class “A” commercial driver, you are likely to receive depictions of a truck driver - miles from home, away from their family for weeks on end, living out of a truck and small diners strewn across the United States.

October 2018

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