These videos will help you understand our Get Your CDL Program™. We provide them here for your reference and use.
We’ll pay you while we’re training you to get your CDL, and to be a professional truck driver with one of the nation’s safest, most successful transportation companies. We’ve created this step-by-step process for you to learn about and apply to this very popular program.
We provide a great deal of time and resources to train you. Because we spend a lot of money and invest heavily in you – we ask for your commitment – a formalized agreement – in exchange for the value of our program. You can be sure we’re promising to hold up our end of the deal as well. When you fulfill your end of the agreement, you won’t owe us anything – you will have completed your end of the deal and your career is off to a great start.
We want you to be successful as a new truck driver. It’s important for you to know a few things about the unique challenges associated with doing this job, and this video explains some of them.
This video explains the three phases to your training and how you’ll be paid during your training.
The role of Heavy Duty truck driver is regulated by the Department of Transportation and other government agencies. There is a medical evaluation process conducted by a certified medical examiner to assess your physical qualifications to include drug testing. This video explains how you need to be relatively fit and capable of some physical activity to be a truck driver.
Crouching is an important part of a truck driver’s job. You’ll need to perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections of the truck and trailer. Practice crouching at home.
As a truck driver, you’ll need to be able to get into and on the equipment. You’ll step up and down from your truck and trailer multiples each day. Practice stepping and kneeling up and down to ensure you can do perform those actions.
Truck drivers use the motions associated with squatting when performing repeated clutching, stepping up to and down from the truck and trailer and when conducting pre-trip and post trip inspections. Practice squatting at home.
The floor to head lift is how truck drivers put their personal gear into the truck. You’ll need to be able to lift 30 pounds from the floor to above your head. Practice the Floor to Head lift at home.
As a truck driver, you will need to raise the hood of the truck. You may also need to load or unload freight. Practice lifting 40 pounds from your waist to your shoulder.
Truck drivers use a horizontal pull to open and close trailer doors, crank the dollies, close and lower the hood as well as pulling the 5th wheel, sliding the tandem and utilizing a pallet jack. Practice a horizontal pull of a hundred pounds at home.
Similar to the horizontal pull, the horizontal push is used by truck drivers to open and close the trailer doors, cranking the dollies and utilizing a pallet jack. Practice pushing 80 pounds horizontally at home.
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Our truck driving job with paid CDL training is very popular. If you have questions, you may want to get answers using our Get Your CDL Program Frequently Asked Questions.
We've created a detailed list of instructions to help you understand the application and hiring process. Use the following link:
To learn more, including how you can apply using our online selection and learning process, please visit our Get Your CDL Program overview page or complete the Get Started form!