Several mega trucking companies operate their own truck driver training schools. But this means they hired their own driver trainers and became qualified to conduct a CDL training school program.
If you are a carrier that wants to fill your demand of qualified CDL-A drivers with students once they complete a CDL-A training school, but do not want to create your own company driving school internally, then hire an outside company to train your future drivers.
Whether you are a company, interested in one of your employees obtaining their CDL, or an employee of a company that was asked to research your own CDL training, you could take advantage of our Company Contract Training.
We contract with many companies because we are passionate about training qualified drivers, and we believe there is a better way to train.
The issues with sending drivers to large CDL schools
There are a variety of factors that determine the cost of obtaining a CDL, which include:
- CDL training cost (based on number of training hours)
- CDL application fees
- Road test fees
- CDL skills test fees
- Cost of the license (Class A, B, C, etc.)
- Cost of additional endorsements (hazmat, doubles, etc.)
In general, truck driving schools typically cost between $5,000 and $10,000. This is expensive for both the student and employer!
Additionally, we know that most companies can’t afford an employee to be out an entire month training at a school 40 hours per week with other trainees.
There is a lot of standing around and watching and not getting quality time to practice.
That is why we developed a contract training program that can be tailored for your company and still exceed the ELDT requirements.
What are the benefits of “free” or Company Sponsored CDL Training for new drivers?
For future drivers, there is only one way to receive free CDL training, find an employer who is willing to pay for your CDL training.
Many companies offering to pay for CDL training require a contract obligation that the student drives for the company for at least a year.
For younger drivers, this is generally a good thing since you have a job right away and can gather important driving experience right away.
Additionally, companies might offer CDL training tuition reimbursements, internal company CDL training, or pay up-front for you to attend a nearby training center.
There are many benefits here, including the fact that these companies invest in the students’ success, can offer a job right away, and train their company’s procedures and expectations before learning bad habits elsewhere.
Students wishing to enroll in a company contract program will usually have to pass an employment prescreening process to determine if the student is eligible for employment before any cost is incurred by any of the parties involved, pass a pre-screening drug and alcohol test, pass a DOT Physical and Workforce Agilities Test.
All of these can be obtained at our headquarters in Lititz, PA.
How company sponsored contract training works
Employers interested in our contract training would first talk to a company representative on what needs you may have, such as taking advantage of our one-on-one training or adding drug testing and DOT physicals for your pre-employment process.
We tailor our training to you and your employee’s availability. Typically, this consists of:
- 7 to 8 sessions in 4–5-hour increments. We find with most trainees can complete our program in as little as a few weeks, depending upon training availability.
- One of our company representatives will walk you through our theory and behind the wheel training as required by the FMCSA ELDT rule. We have flexibility regarding the theory knowledge portion of the program, it can be completed online or in classroom sessions.
- Once theory knowledge is complete, the employee will move on to one-on-one behind the wheel training.
- Once the employee shows the proficiency and passes all requirements, they will be able to take the test in the same truck they trained in with one of our certified 3rd party examiners.
Our program can be tailored to your specifications, from equipment to time frames.
If you interested in group training, we can accommodate that as well.