Meet the Staff
Randy Batts, President
Future Truckers was incorporated in 1997 after Randy Batts saw a need for a school that put the success of the student at the forefront. With many years of experience as a driver, trainer, instructor, and admissions rep, Randy had the vision of opening his own school as a result of the short comings he witnessed at other training facilities.
Future Truckers of America, has grown into a well-respected training provider that strives to accommodate the needs of its clients. Using the “Golden Rule” - treat others as you wish to be treated - Future Truckers has excelled in providing quality entry level drivers to the many carriers that hire its graduates.
Randy has an associate's degree in business, is certified as a Defensive Driving Instructor, Haz-Mat Instructor, Third Party NCDMV Examiner and NC Commercial Driving Instructor.
Using a hands on approach, Randy is instrumental in the day to day operations at Future Truckers of America.
Jeff Cook, Vice President
Jeff has been at Future Truckers since incorporation in 1997. Jeff is responsible for all aspects of operations at Future Truckers. With many years in the trucking industry, as well as a background in instructing, Jeff brings an attitude of true value to the training program.
Jeff’s duties include overseeing training curriculum, equipment maintenance and purchasing, North Carolina and Federal Regulations, Third Party Examiners, Instructors, facility maintenance, program expansion and all parts of the daily operation.
Jeff is also a former Board Member as well as past Vice Chair of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association. Jeff is a strong supporter of building working relationships with the carriers that hire our graduates.
Jeff is certified as a North Carolina Commercial Driving Instructor and Recruiter, Defensive Driving Instructor, Emergency Vehicle Driving Instructor, and Smith Driving Instructor.
Julie Cook, General Manager
Julie comes to Future Truckers after many years in the accounting department with Ruddick, Inc. Julie came on board in 1998. As the company began to grow, it was apparent that Future Truckers needed someone with Julie’s abilities to oversee the financial aspects of operation. With a vested interest in Future Truckers, Julie has been outstanding in performing her job duties and keeping the interest of Future Truckers in the forefront.
Julie’s duties include Payables, Receivables, Payroll, Administrative Staff, Admission Reps, Student Financing, IT, and all parts of the day to day operation.
Julie is certified as a North Carolina Commercial Driver Recruiter, has completed many courses in accounting and computers.
Pat Batts, Placement
Pat joined Future Truckers after 38 fulfilling years at Bell South. Not quite ready for full retirement, Pat has been instrumental in assisting our graduates with job placement during and after their time at Future Truckers.
With an open ear and a "to the point" attitude, Pat has ensured that the placement rate at Future Truckers has remained remarkable throughout our years of operation.
Pat’s duties include Job Placement, locating new companies to hire our graduates, building relationships with carriers, office duties, and all aspects of day to day operations.
Paige Rush, Office Manager
Paige has been with Future Truckers since 1997. Paige comes to Future Truckers after many years as a business owner and office manager.
Paige’s duties include all aspects of administration, Veterans Affairs, assisting with audits, maintaining student files, DMV reports, drug and alcohol testing and the day to day operation of the office.
Kelly Aydelette, Lead Instructor / Examiner
Kelly has been with Future Truckers since 1999 after a successful career as a company driver/trainer. As an instructor, Kelly was able to quickly display the management skills needed to efficiently operate our training department. An excellent instructor and manager, Kelly is one of the biggest reasons Future Truckers has excelled as a training provider.
Kelly is certified as a North Carolina Commercial Driving Instructor and as a North Carolina Third Party Examiner.
Kelly’s duties include managing our training program, scheduling, road testing, instructing, vehicle maintenance, and all aspects of the training program.
Charlie Flower, Instructor/Examiner
Charlie has been with Future Truckers since 2001. Charlie comes to Future Truckers after a career in the Navy, Law Enforcement and then a driver for several NASCAR teams.
Charlie has a resume filled with awards and training certifications from his years in Law Enforcement, including pursuit training and defensive driving, as well as a driver.
Charlie takes a no-nonsense approach to his duties as an instructor and holds the safety of the motoring public in high regard.
Charlie is certified as a North Carolina Commercial Driving Instructor, Defensive Driving Instructor, and as a North Carolina Third Party Examiner.
Charlie’s duties include road, field and classroom instruction, assisting with scheduling, testing, and the day to day operation of our training program.
Billy Hudson, Instructor
Bill has been with Future Truckers since 2004. Billy comes to Future Truckers after more than 30 years as a company driver, Owner Operator, and Diesel Mechanic.
With his background, Bill is able to explain the operation of a commercial vehicle in layman terms. Currently Bill is assigned to the night truck at Future Truckers and is responsible for completing the state requirements for “night driving”.
Bill’s duties include field and road instruction, truck maintenance, and all aspects of training.
Scott Kimery, Instructor / Examiner
Scott came to Future Truckers in 2006 as a part time instructor. Scott’s flexible schedule has allowed him to assist Future Truckers during periods of high demand. Scott works at both our Asheboro facility as well as Winston-Salem.
Scott is a certified instructor in the community college system in North Carolina and has several years of experience driving many types of commercial vehicles. Also a full time fire fighter, Scott brings energy and encouragement to the program.
Scott is certified as a North Carolina Commercial Driving Instructor as well as a North Carolina Third Party Examiner