Meet the Team

R & J Elite CDL Training

A black-owned CDL school certified by the State of Mississippi Commissioner of Proprietary Schools and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. 

We are passionate about helping students obtain a stable and lucrative career in trucking.

Ranquez Jones

Founder & CEO

Ranquez Jones is the founder of R&J Elite CDL Training. After getting his start as a franchise company driver, Ranquez worked his way up to CEO by founding his own trucking company R&J Trans LLC.

The young CEO decided to share his knowledge with eager students wanting to enter the industry as drivers or obtain their commercial driver’s licenses for personal reasons. His passion for the trucking industry has elevated him from driver to instructor. He looks forward to assisting in growing this billion-dollar industry with billion-dollar drivers.

No goal is unreachable with the right drive!

Ranquez Jones

Our team

Latonya Thomas

Director of Operations

Latonya is the first and last point of contact when enrolling in R&J Elite CDL Training. She loves meeting eager new students and helping them start their new journey into trucking. She prides herself on creating and maintaining relationships with prospective, current, and alumni students.

James Everett


“Mr. Ray” is a proud husband, father, and grandfather from North MS. After over 12 years of over-the-road experience, he decided to bring his expertise to R&J Elite CDL Training as an instructor. He is patient and willing to go the extra mile to ensure his students are successful after receiving their commercial driver’s licenses and beyond.

Alicia Stanford


Alicia quotes her greatest accomplishment as “becoming a CDL instructor.” She is very grateful to be able to help others gain the knowledge needed to become great truck drivers.

The instructors are very knowledgeable about the trucks. I’ve never been in a truck before this course. With all the tips and tricks they tell us, I highly recommend R&J Elite CDL Training.
Brandon S.
I enjoy this school because you get more one-on-one training time with the instructors. We only have 4 students in each class. It’s been a great experience. I’m looking forward to the truck driving experience. It doesn’t feel like a job; it’s an adventure. Great training, one on one and attentive.
Don S.
Before this course I had no knowledge about trucks, let alone about driving them. This training has given me the opportunity to learn a lot and given me insight on safety and different protocols to take. I would recommend R&J Elite CDL Training to anyone interested in getting your CDL.
Queena B.