Instructors

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David Lambert

North American Towing Academy president, David Lambert is a 25 year veteran of the towing industry. Following a strike by Air Traffic Controllers in 1981, he began towing in Jacksonville, Florida. While working full-time, he went back to college and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1985. In 1986 he began a career as a road service technician in Florida and moved on to AAA national’s road service department.


David assisted in writing or editing several other tow operator training and certification programs including the University of Georgia's IITR Light-Duty and the Professional Operators of Florida's Light/Medium-duty. He was the lead-instructor for PWOF's L/M program at their tow show for 11 years.

 

 

 

He is a regular seminar presenter in Baltimore and has contributed over 100 safety article to most of the towing publications. He served as field editor for American Towman magazine for 4 years.


David assisted in writing or editing several other tow operator training and certification programs including TRAA, the University of Georgia’s IITR, and the Professional Operators of Florida. He is the lead-instructor for PWOF’s light and medium-duty program.

 

Past or present towing certifications include:

• University of Georgia’s IITR light-duty program
• AAA light-duty program
• PWOF light, medium, and heavy-duty programs
• TRAA Levels I & II
• Certified in Germany as a crane/car carrier operator for SpeedCrane
• Certified Instructor Leader to teach other towing instructors
• Certified Driver Improvement Instructor

 

David is a Vietnam veteran, serving his country for 6 ½ years as an Air Traffic Controller in the United States Air Force and another 6 years as a controller with the Federal Aviation Administration.

 

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