For Immediate Release:

August 2, 2023

Contact: [email protected]


NLBMDA Announces Exclusive Partnership

with J.J. Keller & Associates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced today it has partnered with J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. to offer members of the association an exclusive discount on certifying trainers in entry-level driver training.

With J. J. Keller’s Safe & Smart® ELDT Certification Program, trainers will gain the skills and knowledge they need to train drivers to prevent accidents, avoid violations, reduce liability, and begin a safe career at your company. Their clients typically see a 20% greater retention rate, which dramatically improves your training ROI.

After completing this program, driver trainers will be prepared to effectively deliver J. J. Keller’s Safe & Smart® ELDT curriculum online, in the classroom, on the range and on the road. It’s the industry’s most hands-on, customizable trainer certification program, providing the flexibility to train your trainers when and how it works best for you. Not only is it ideal for new drivers, it’s also ideal for existing trainers who want to build their skills for the life of your drivers — and be able to continue coaching them the entire way.

“NLBMDA repeatedly hears from our membership that there is a growing need for comprehensive and affordable entry-level driver training,” said Jonathan Paine, NLBMDA President & CEO. “As a result, we are excited to partner with J.J. Keller & Associates to offer members of the association an exclusive discount on their entry-level driver training program.”

“Through our industry-leading trainer certification program, we’re able to give driver trainers high-impact, onsite instruction for teaching their drivers to operate safely, prevent accidents and avoid violations,” said Dustin Kufahl, Vice President of Driver Training at J. J. Keller. “We pride ourselves on creating safer trainers so they can develop better drivers, resulting in better business. Preparing these trainers to succeed in the classroom, on the range and on the road is something our instructors take great pride in. In fact, we train them to the same standard our own instructors are trained to. Plus, our instructors are qualified drivers with an average of more than 10 years of commercial driver training experience, so it’s no surprise they’ve consistently received incredible satisfaction ratings from our clients.”

For more information about NLBMDA’s exclusive ELDT Training Certification Program, click here


The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is the recognized voice and resource of the Lumber and Building Material industry to federal legislators and regulatory agencies in Washington DC. NLBMDA provides its members the resources and education to comply with federal laws, codes and regulations. NLBMDA identifies challenges and growth opportunities to the industry and collaborates with its Federated Association Partners to develop solutions that require national implementation. Visit us at to learn more. 

About J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Since its beginning as a family-owned company in 1953, the purpose at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has been to protect people and the businesses they run. Today, serving 500,000+ companies across North America, J. J. Keller associates are proud to make a larger impact than ever. Organizations of all sizes rely on J. J. Keller’s expert insights to help create safe work environments and simplify complex government regulations. They trust in J. J. Keller’s comprehensive portfolio of solutions – including ELogs, dash cams and mobile technology; driver training via online courses, streaming video or DVD; cloud-based management tools; managed services; consulting services; online and print publications; forms, PPE and safety supplies.

Transportation professionals rely on J. J. Keller’s experts, products and services to reduce risk, improve regulatory compliance, manage performance, and boost operational efficiency. For more information, visit

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