Getting Your CDL

Some of YRC Freight’s best P&D and road drivers didn’t have their CDL when they joined the company. The point is that not having your CDL doesn’t have to stop you from having a satisfying career with us.

We started a special program which lets you work on the dock (full or part-time) and earn a wage while studying for your CDL permit and license.

How it works

You’ll spend 160 hours earning your CDL — 80 studying and 80 behind the wheel.

  • Obtain a CDL Permit (completed on your own time)
    • 40 hours of home/training room/video study
  • Obtain a CDL License (completed on your own time)
    • 40 hours of home/training room/video study
    • 40 hours of yard practice with your driver trainer
      • Time is tracked on the yard practice log
      • Skills are evaluated at this point to review basic abilities before setting out on the road
    • 40 hours of street practice with your driver trainer
      • Time is tracked on the Street Practice Log
      • Your driver trainer will run you through a mock road test
  • Take your CDL exam

You earned your CDL. Now what?

If YRC Freight has employed you during your CDL licensing process, then you’ll be eligible for our finishing school. Finishing school is designed for drivers who need experience, and you’ll get it here with an additional 160 hours of practice with a veteran driver trainer. Once finishing school is completed and you have HazMat, doubles/triples and tanker endorsements, you may move into a driving position.

Have questions about obtaining your CDL? Contact a driver recruiter at 877-249-2271.

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