Averitt Express Regional CDL-A Student Training Program in Jonesboro, Arkansas
Now hiring recent CDL-A driving school graduates for our Regional Student Training Program!
$5,000 tuition assistance bonus! Payable after completing orientation at a rate of $150+ /month.
Our student training program is paid training and you'll enjoy all the benefits of being a full-time Averitt associate. You'll work with one of our team's top professionals, an Averitt driver-trainer, who will help you hone in on your driving skills .
We ARE NOT a truck driving school, you must have your CDL-A to join our team.
Why Choose Averitt:
Leading transportation provider since 1971
Modern, well-maintained equipment
Safely park at more than 100 Averitt facilities, many with on-duty security, fuel pumps, showers, exercise rooms and driver convenience centers with Wi-Fi.
1,000+ associates who have been with the Averitt team for 20 or more years!
Our quality and culture
Promote from within to leadership/non-driving positions
Student Training Program:
Must have graduated from one of our approved truck driving schools in the past 180 days
Have 1- 2 months of tractor trailer experience within the past 1 year(less any training time)
Have 18+ months of tractor trailer experience 5-10 years ago(less any training time)
You will be paid $600/ week while training; training time of 6-7 weeks.
After successful completion of your training your pay scale will be:
(w/potential to earn an additional 1/2 cpm fuel bonus after training is complete)
.37 cpm after training
.38 cpm at 90 days
.40 cpm at 6 months
.41 cpm at 12 months (if 10 safety points)
.42 cpm at 18 months (if 10 safety points)
43.5 cpm at 2 years
.44 cpm at 3 years (if 14 safety points)
44.5 cpm at 4 years (if 14 safety points)
Top out at .45 cpm at 5 years (if 14 safety points)
About Our Regional Driving Position:
Primarily southern, southwest and mid-west lanes (25 states)
Occasional runs to the Northeast (The Northeast is considered to be NJ and PA)
We do not go into CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, ME, NY state or Canada
Assigned safe, well-maintained Volvos, Freightliners, and/or International ProStars'
All with APUs and 100% automatic transmissions
Home EVERY Week (with the option of being out longer and averaging higher miles)
Over 90% NO-TOUCH freight
Additional unloading /loading pay when required
Additional stop pay (not including origin and destination)
Layover, breakdown & detention pay
Fuel bonus= earn an additional 1/2 cpm if exceed baseline truck/ transmission MPG averages; paid quarterly.
Must live within 150 mile radius of an Averitt Service Center in which you are applying for.
- Family & individual Cigna medical coverage with 2 choices (PPO or high deductible health plan), dental, vision, prescription and hearing benefits package ALL starting as low as
- $68.75 per week for family
- $27.90 per week for unmarried individuals
With the option of reduced medical premiums if you participate in the upcoming year's wellness initiatives.
Paid orientation in Cookeville, TN with free lodging, transportation and meals
Associate discounts (on vehicles, computers, cell phone service, etc.)
Company-paid life insurance and short-term disability benefits
8 paid holidays (after 90 days)
Rider program (legal spouse only)
Uniform program- Averitt will provide
Profit sharing and 401(k) plans
Referral rewards program
Weekly direct payroll deposits
Flexible spending accounts
Wells Fargo banking products
Wellness programs available
Averitt's fleet includes local, dedicated, and regional positions. Drivers have the opportunity to change their driving preferences as their careers progress, including opportunities in operations and leadership. Drivers may be eligible to transfer into other driving and non-driving positions upon completing 6 months as a regional driver.
Averitt Express is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Must be 21 years of age or older
Must have graduated from approved truck driving school within the previous 180 days OR have 1- 2 months solo tractor trailer experience within the past 1 year OR have 18+ months solo tractor trailer experience in the past 10 years.(less any training time)
Must have a Class A CDL
Must apply for hazmat/tanker endorsement within 30 days of hire (will reimburse upon receipt & dated after your application date)
No convictions for Reckless Driving within the past 5 years
No convictions for DUI or DWI within the past 5 years
No suspensions or revocations for a moving violation within the last 5 years
No serious violations within previous 12 months (15 mph or greater, following too closely, improper passing, traffic offense committed in a CMV in connection with a fatality)
No more than 1 moving violation within the past 12 months
No more than 2 moving violations within the past 3 years
Lift/Open trailer door - lift requirement: 46 lbs
Complete fuel tickets
Hook/Unhook trailer - force requirement: 90 lbs
Perform pre-trip inspections
Extensive travel - ability to sit upright for extended periods of time
Load/Unload freight - lift requirement: 80 lbs
Regular predictable attendance
Enter/Exit a Commercial Motor Vehicle
Enter/Exit the rear of a trailer from ground level
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