About The Author
Certified Mentor & Career Advisor
Million Miles Safe Driver
CYNTHIA A. ROBERTSON is a retired FMCSA Licensed Broker, and former President of HAMPTON ROADS FREIGHT BROKERAGE, INC., a licensed, bonded, and insured 3PL.
She is a cum laude graduate of Strayer University, Washington, DC; a member of Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities; and a member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society. She is the holder of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class A, combination (tractor plus trailer) vehicle of 26,000 lbs. or more. Her CDL Endorsements are: Tanks, Double/Triples, and Hazardous Materials.
She holds a current U.S. Passport Book and the People Access Security Service (PASS) Card, an alternative to meet the documentary requirements of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), issued to U.S. citizens only, that can be used to enter the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry.
She holds the Canadian Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Card and is a participant in the FAST program. The FAST card is available to drivers who have been jointly approved by the U.S. and Canadian Governments. Each country must approve carriers and importers separately and builds on what the Canadian Government has already implemented under the Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) program.
She successfully passed a security threat assessment conducted by Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) and was approved for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Card. She is a participant in the TWIC program, which is a TSA and U.S. Coast Guard initiative in the U.S. The TWIC program provides a tamper-resistant biometric credential to maritime workers requiring unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, outer continental shelf facilities, and vessels regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002, and all U.S. Coast Guard credentialed merchant mariners.
She holds both Norfolk-Southern Rail Yard and Union Pacific Rail Yard pre-approved codes, meeting documentary requirements, allowing her ease of business transactions at those rail yards throughout the United States.
She is a Certified Driver Mentor and Career Advisor for one of the United States' leading transportation companies. She is a million miles safe driver. She has a decade of personal, first-hand experience of "life on the road," as well as a working knowledge of the problems severely impacting the U.S. transportation industry in the nature of driver recruitment and driver retention.
She is a Consultant who gives leadership to a think-tank incubator for transportation solutions. She provides strategic business development coaching. She is a prolific public speaker. She hosts awesome CDL training and coaching webinars.
Nagee J., CDL Driver
As a former student of the author, her depth of road knowledge, driver and public safety, and financial responsibility has put me on a solid career path to wealth building.
Harriett P., Ret. Freight Agent
Having worked directly with drivers, CDL Success is thought-provoking and offers viable solutions to the problems of driver recruitment, driver retention, and driver financial instability.
Alonzo S., ZTS Logistics
As a former student of the author, I was introduced to the business of trucking, and financial management. Now, I have my own company, a good quality of life, and family time.