Entrepreneur changes gears in operating truck driving school

An entrepreneur who’s operated an electric contracting company and shot and edited video footage for cable television has changed gears again in operating a truck driving school.

Les Cotton has taken over ownership of 5 Star CDL Academy, a company operated out of the Business Incubator Center in Grand Junction.

5 Star CDL Academy offers training to students to earn their A- or B-class commercial drivers licenses. The company also operates a certified driving range. The school is approved and regulated by the Department of Higher Education Private Occupational School Board.

5 Star CDL Academy also offers training to earn the forklift operators certification required by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.

Cotton, an electrical engineer and master electrician, founded EC Electric and later sold the company. He subsequently operated Focus Production and shot and edited underwater and wildlife footage for such cable television networks as the Animal Planet and Discovery Channel.

For more information about 5 Star CDL Academy, call 812-6448 or visit www.5starcdltraining.com.