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OTR Driver Training Program

Are you a new CDL driver and need more OTR experience? Are you a seasoned driver returning to the road? Great news! We offer both Finishing Training and Refresher Training for qualified drivers.

Finishing Training

Finishing training provides newer CDL drivers time with a professional trainer to build confidence and skills before running on their own. This training typically lasts 5-6 weeks.

What skills will be covered?

Safety, best practices, trip planning, route planning, metro driving skills, e-logs, compliance, and Customer Service are just some of the skills we cover during our OTR Driver Training Program.

Refresher Training

We also offer a shorter, specially designed Refresher Training for CDL drivers looking to return to the road. Each CDL driver is paired with a professional Driver Trainer to renew skills and techniques before running on their own again. Updates to trucking industry rules and regulations are also reviewed. Refresher Training is customized to fit the individual needs of the Driver Trainee and typically lasts 2-3 weeks.

As a Driver Trainee, will I be paid during OTR Driver Training?

Yes, both Finishing and Refresher Training is paid! Driver Trainees will be paid $140.00 per each 24-hour period when with a Driver Trainer.

How often will I get home during OTR Driver Training?

Home time during OTR Driver Training depends on Driver Trainer availability, Driver Trainer and Driver Trainee home locations, desired home time, and other factors (holidays, family commitments, scheduled appointments, etc.).

Do you offer CDL Training?

We don’t have a CDL program, so we suggest checking what is available in your area through a community college or local driving school. You can Google “CDL schools near me” to get started. Compare the length of training, schedule options, certification, reviews, cost, etc. to make the best decision. If possible, talk to the instructors and former students. 

While you are in school, or once you have your CDL, we recommend you explore companies such as ours that offer Finishing Training.

Do you offer Tuition Reimbursement and Scholarships?

100% Tuition Reimbursement is available. We also offer a Scholarship to John Wood Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program to qualified students. Please contact our Recruiting team to learn more.

We hope this encourages you to explore the open road ahead that a CDL can offer!

Connect with our Recruiting Team to learn more

800.354.8945 weekdays 7-5 CST or email