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CDL Driving Academy
We hire you. We pay you to train.

Ready to Enroll? Contact a recruiter at (833) 475-8201.

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Drivers are the heart of YELLOW. If you want to join the best people in transportation and help write the next great chapter in the LTL industry, the YELLOW CDL Driving Academies are a great place to start.

The YELLOW CDL Driving Academy – which is part of our 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 you  a great career.

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Getting Started

YELLOW CDL Driving Academies will teach you the skills to be one of the safest drivers on the road.

Our instructors, many with a million miles or more of safe driving experience, actively engage all students in the classroom, in the practice yard, and on the road. By joining YELLOW, you’ll attend our Best in Class Truck Driving Academy/Apprenticeship and begin a fulfilling and dynamic career.

Once you complete the requirements below, you’ll be qualified to enroll in our CDL Driving 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)

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Get Paid to Train:  Four Weeks at a YELLOW CDL Driving Academy

The CDL training program consists of classroom instruction and behind the wheel training with an experienced instructor in preparation for the State Class A CDL Skills and Road Testing. Academy classes meet 8-hours a day, 5-days a week for 4 weeks. Company paid travel and accommodations are provided (if you are over an hour from home) and you will earn an hourly wage while you train.

After successful completion of the Academy, you will test for a Class A CDL with Hazmat, Tanker, and Doubles/Triples endorsements.

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Heading Back Home:  Four Weeks of Finishing School at Your Home Terminal

Once you complete the four-week CDL Driving Academy and obtain your CDL and endorsements, you’ll return to your home terminal for a minimum of four weeks of on-the-job training.

As a full-time YELLOW employee you’ll receive amazing benefits:

  • 100% paid healthcare for you AND your family
  • Great pay. Road drivers first year expected income $60-65k plus
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick days
  • Great home time
  • Company paid hotel for overnights
  • When the wheels stop moving we still pay you:  hourly pay for load delay/layover

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Questions?  Contact a recruiter now at (833) 475-8201.

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  1. Must be 21 or older.
  2. Must pass DOT drug test and DOT physical.
  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 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 as 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.Ability to push/pull up to 129 lbs. for extensive periods of time.
  4. Ability to climb ladders on the tractor and/or trailer(s) and frequently enter and exit the tractor cab.
  5. Ability to perform repetitive tasks; stretch, turn, twist, and reach overhead; bend, crouch, squat, kneel, and stoop for extensive periods of time.
  6. Ability to operate a forklift, dolly, hand truck, pallet truck, carts, and other equipment necessary for loading and unloading freight.





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