YRC Freight CDL Training Academy
Training the Next Wave of Great American Truck Drivers
Office with a View in EIGHT WEEKS
Drivers are the heart of YRC Freight. If you want to join the best people in transportation and help write the next great chapter in the LTL industry, the YRC Freight CDL Training Academy in Hammond, Ind., is a great place to start.
The YRC Freight CDL Training Academy – which is part of YRC Freight’s commitment to fighting the national driver shortage – is certified by the nonprofit Professional Truck Driver Institute.
You don’t need any professional driving experience. Bring a good attitude and strong work ethic, and we’ll provide the tools to build a great career.
Commit to working for YRC Freight for one year after successfully completing the CDL Training Academy*.
Pass a drug test, Motor Vehicle Report and DOT Physical, and you’ll be enrolled in our brand new CDL Training Academy. From there, you’ll need to pass a criminal background check (if your background check does not meet company qualifications, you may be disqualified from the CDL Training Academy program).
Four Weeks at YRC Freight CDL Training Academy
The program starts with two weeks of classroom work, followed by two weeks of driving as a student.
Four Weeks Paid Training
Once you complete the four-week CDL Training Academy, receive your Class A CDL and Hazmat, Tanker, and Doubles/Triples endorsements; it’s on to four weeks of paid training as an employee of YRC Freight.
Sweet Home Chicago
After completing the CDL Training Academy and four weeks of on-the-job training, you’ll have the opportunity to begin your career as a YRC Freight Linehaul driver, working out of our Chicago Heights, Ill., terminal.
*If a driver does not work for YRC Freight for one year after completing the CDL Training Academy, the tuition for the CDL Training Academy must be repaid.
- 100% paid health care for you and your family
- Paid holidays, vacation, and sick days
- Linehaul drivers’ first-year expected income is as much as $60,000-$65,000
- Out 5 days, home 2 days
- When the wheels stop moving, we still pay you; hourly pay for breakdown and load delay.
SPECIAL SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
If you want the freedom to do good work and are willing to work for it, join the YRC Freight CDL Training Academy!