Averitt Express Dedicated Team GI Bill OJT Truck Driving Program-CBL in Lebanon, Tennessee

We are excited to announce that we are now an elite member and proud to offer the Post 9/11 GI Bill On-The-Job Training program for veterans and/or family members with Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits available.

So whether you served our country several years ago or a few days ago, we believe every veteran deserves to work with a team that has your back- and a company that has your future. That's why we don't just take pride in our veterans- we take care of them.

If you're looking for a place to hang your hat, take a closer look at Averitt. Whatever branch you're coming from, whatever knowledge you bring to the table, we can't wait to put your experience to work, and your mind at ease.

In fact we're committed to hiring twelve hundred or more veterans by the year 2020. Nearly 2,000 veterans are already at ease with us and we're always looking to grow that number.

How the On-The-Job Training (OJT) program works:

Must have previously served in the U.S. military or a family member with Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits available. To check to see if you have available benefits, please visit https://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=22-1990&tkey=&Action=Search or call 888-442-4551. It could take the V.A. approximately 90 days to determine eligibility.

We ARE NOT a truck driving school, you must have your CDL-A to join our team.

If you qualify for the Post 9/11 GI benefits, you are eligible to get up to 12 monthly payments from the V.A. while you receive on-the-job training.

Everyone participating in this program will receive 5 weeks behind the wheel training, the remaining 47 weeks you will work with a mentor & leadership for follow-up training/ communication.

Eligible veterans will complete all required paperwork during orientation. Benefit checks are paid directly from the Department of Veteran Affairs, not Averitt , usually 4-6 weeks after training begins.

Eligible to earn up to $1,140 per month tax free using your available Post 9/11 GI Bill funds PLUS your weekly Averitt paycheck PLUS up to $4,800 tuition/transition bonus from Averitt (paid weekly)!

Military Student Training Program:

  • Must have a valid CDL-A with Post 9/11 GI benefits available.

  • Must have graduated from one of our approved truck driving schools in the past 180 days

OR have any tractor trailer experience in the past 10 years (recruiter will review eligibility).

  • You will be paid $600/ week for the first 5-weeks of behind the wheel training.

About this dedicated position:

  • Taking pre-loaded trailers in Lebanon, TN and delivering to Cracker Barrel stores (merchandise, not food)

  • West Coast runs.

  • Delivering product to the customer's retail stores.

  • Weekly runs will be the same, except any backhauls will vary.

  • Drivers will be home on the weekends !

  • Starting pay is .45 cpm split; top-out at .46 cpm split within 6 months.

  • Average of 5,000 miles per week split.

  • Unloading pay is available at a rate of $175+ per trailer as unloading is required . Must setup ramp and two-wheel freight into the customers store room. (1+ hours per stop, up to 7 hours total to unload)

Check out these other benefits of being a full-time member of the Averitt team:

  • 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:

$75.70 per week for family

$30.55 per week for unmarried individuals

With the option of reduced medical premiums if you participate in the upcoming year's wellness initiatives.

  • Profit sharing and 401(k) plans

  • Company-paid life insurance and short-term disability benefits

  • Uniform program- will provide

  • Wells Fargo banking products

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Wellness programs available

  • 8 paid holidays (after 90 days)

  • Paid Time Off (PTO/ vacation) up to 8 weeks

  • Other career advancement opportunities within Averitt

  • Paid orientation in Cookeville, TN with free lodging, transportation and most meals

  • Referral rewards program

  • Weekly direct payroll deposits

  • Associate discounts (on vehicles, computers, cell phone service, etc.)

  • A professional atmosphere with quality people since 1971!

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.

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 have graduated from one of our approved truck driving schools in the past 180 days

OR have any tractor trailer experience in the past 10 years (recruiter will review eligibility).

  • Must have Post 9/11 GI benefits available

  • Must be 21 years of age or older

  • Drivers must have Class A CDL

- No convictions for Reckless Driving within the past 5 years

  • No convictions for DUI within the past 5 years

  • No suspensions or revocations within the last 5 years

  • No serious violations within previous 12 months (15 mph or greater, following too close, improper passing, traffic offense committed in a CMV in connection with fatality)

  • No more than 3 moving violations within the past 3 years.

  • No preventable DOT recordable accidents within the past 3 years.

Essential functions:

  • Load freight - lift requirement: 80 lbs

  • Unload freight - lift requirement: 80 lbs

  • Move freight - force requirement: 54 lbs

  • Open/Close Trailer Doors - force requirement: 46 lbs

  • Count freight

  • Complete fuel tickets

  • Obtain sales leads

  • Hook/Unhook trailer - force requirement: 90 lbs (Class A Only)

  • Perform pre-trip inspections

  • Drive

  • Regular predictable attendance

  • Enter/Exit a Commercial Motor Vehicle

  • Enter/Exit the rear of a trailer from ground level

To apply for this position over the phone give us a call at 888-967-5487, we're available Mon -Fri 7am until 7pm & Sat 8am until noon CST.