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CDL Training Academy in Nashville, TN

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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.

Getting Started                                                    

The YRC Freight CDL Training Academies are a great place to start without having to pay $4000 to $5000 to attend a traditional truck driving school. (Tuition-free)

Commit to working for YRC Freight for one year after successfully completing the CDL Training Academy*.

  • Obtain a Class A CDL Permit (student paid)
  • Pass DOT Physical (student paid)
  • Obtain TSA background/fingerprint check for hazardous material endorsement (student paid)
  • Pass a DOT drug test (company paid)
  • Motor Vehicle Report (company paid)

Once you completed the requirements above, 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, unpaid training

The program consists of a one-on-one, behind the wheel training with an instructor that has vast experience in preparation for the State Class A CDL Skills and Road Testing. Classes are held at the terminal location which you will be employed after the completion of the program.

Employment and finishing school 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 a driver.

Great Benefits

  • 100% paid healthcare paid for you and family
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick days
  • Road drivers first year expected income $60-65k plus
  • Out 5 days, home 2 days
  • When the wheels stop moving we still pay you, hourly pay for breakdown and load delay.



1.       Must be 21 or older.

2.       Must pass DOT drug test, DOT physical, and a criminal background check

3.       Must have a current motor vehicle report (MVR) that represents a history of safe operation.

4.       Must have the ability to read, write and speak English sufficiently to converse with the general public, understand highway and traffic signs and signals, respond to official inquiries, read a bill of lading, and make accurate entries in the daily driving log.

5.       Must be able to follow posted safety rules and safe operating procedures to ensure proper techniques, such as lifting, are performed in the manner in which is described.

6.       Must be able to work various shifts and days of the week.  Ability and willingness to work all scheduled hours, including overtime.


1.     Must meet Department of Transportation (DOT) physical requirement.

2.     Ability to stand, sit, walk, and maintain balance for extensive periods of time.

3.     Ability to frequently lift up to 55 lbs. from floor to waist level and horizontally, and carry objects up to 100 feet.  Occasionally lift up to 70 lbs. Seldom lift up to 100 lbs.

4.     Ability to push/pull up to 129 lbs. for extended periods of time.

5.     Ability to climb ladders on the tractor and/or trailer(s) and frequently enter and exit the tractor cab.

6.     Ability to perform repetitive tasks; stretch, turn, twist, and reach overhead; bend, crouch, squat, kneel and stoop for extensive periods of time.

7.     Ability to operate a forklift, dolly, hand truck, pallet truck, carts, and other equipment necessary for loading and unloading freight.

For any questions, please contact our recruiters at 877-249-2271.


7300 Centennial Blvd

Nashville, TN 37209

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