In business since 1987, Mike Byrnes & Associates, Inc., is a professional group providing instructional material for trucking, passenger transport and heavy equipment operation. The network of writers, editors, educators, artists and field specialists represents extensive truck driver education, writing and editing experience.
In addition to publishing textbooks and manuals, Mike Byrnes & Associates, Inc., provides a consulting services in the areas of school start-up and management and curriculum development.
Mike Byrnes. After a full career in the US Navy as an instructor and equipment manager, he served as program coordinator of Central Vo-Tech, Drumright, Oklahomaís Truck Driving and Heavy Equipment Operators Program, winning a Department of Labor best post-secondary program award. He consulted and developed curriculum for the Association of General Contractors. As Director of Education for the nationís leading and largest private combination distance learning and residence training school, he managed the resident training sites across the nation and the rewriting of studentsí distance learning manuals for both heavy equipment and truck driving programs.
Devorah Fox. After college, she served as a publicist in various fields. She has edited books, newsletters, manuals, a magazine and a newspaper, and is a published freelance writer and graphic designer. She supervised the student services department and edited the studentsí distance learning manuals for the nationís leading private combination distance learning and residence training school. They joined forces in 1987 and have developed curricula and training manuals for private schools, corporations and government agencies, as well as a series of test preparation books for Barronís Educational Series, Inc.
John Rojas. John has over 15 years of management experience which includes successfully developing two truck driving schools, managing all operations and developing curricula for both entry level and experienced drivers. He has recruited and supervised the training of over 1000 entry level drivers, hired and trained driving instructors, purchased and maintained all equipment to comply with D.O.T. Regulations. As Mike Byrnes & Assoc., Inc.'s Education Coordinator, John stays up-to-date on the federal motor carrier safety regulations and industry developments. He represents the company at truck shows, conventions and the public and private school associations, serving on boards and committees. He also started and maintained a successful trucking company.