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Obtain your CDL with one of our Driver Finishing Instructors in our award-winning fleet.

Looking to get behind the wheel and start working toward your first million miles? We have the resources that put you in the driver seat.

If you are looking to start your career as a professional driver, look no further than CFI. Not only do we offer several ways for you to obtain your Class-A commercial driver’s license (CDL), but we also provide a place you can call home for the duration of your career.

With a one-year commitment, CFI pays your way. Start something new by letting us invest in your training. Our Driver Finishing Instructors are highly qualified and help you transition into your new trucking career. Looking for more? We offer a mentorship program for ongoing 1:1 support.

Benefits

What can I expect?

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401K with Company Match

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Paid Orientation

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Health, Dental, and Life Insurance Options

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24/7 Road service

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Top of the Line Equipment

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Driver Referral and Sign-on Bonuses

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Driver Recognition

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24/7 Dispatch Support

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We employ the best professional drivers in the industry and there’s always room for one more. If you’ve got a passion for the road, a dedication to safety, and first-rate skills on 18 wheels, we want to hear from you!

Gaining your CDL

What is training like?

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The Basics

(Week One)
Picked up by Driver Finisher Instructor after completing orientation. Initial road evaluation to determine skill level and focus areas. Work on driving and straight-line backing skills. Master the safety inspection. Log and understand the hours of service regulations.

2

Driving Experience

(Week Two)
Another road evaluation to review progress and focus areas. Continue to improve driving, slow maneuvers, and backing skills, including alley docking as well as 45 set ups. Develop trip planning and time management skills. Proficient at communicating via the on-board computer. Build skills and stamina to include night driving shifts.

3

Real World

(Week Three)
Trip plan with little to no input from the Driver Finishing Instructor. Safely complete all backing maneuvers. Confident and skilled maneuvering the truck and trailer with little to no input from the Driver Finishing Instructor. Self-sufficent in all skills required for a safe and successful driving career. Complete all online training and another road evaluation.

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Truck Assignments

Finishing Instructor determines if ready for test out. If so, you’re routed into a terminal for Safety to complete a test out. You’ve successfully completed a test out? Congratulations! You will now be assigned your own truck!

From the Road

Meet Our Drivers

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Qualifications and Expectations

Are you road ready?

21 years of age or older, with a Class A commercial drivers license.

No BACs, DUIs, or license suspensions for moving violations in the past five years.

Ability to meet work attendance and availability requirements and all applicable legal and DOT regulations to drive a commercial truck in the United States and Canada.

Have the right to work and live in the United States.

Tractor-trailer driving experience.

Ability to pass all applicable CFI certification class testing and requirements.

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Driver Orientation

Learning the Ropes

Tuition Options

Tuition Reimbursement

If you’re working toward obtaining your CDL to begin your driving career at CFI, we’ll make your monthly tuition payments for the first 12 months of employment and then pay off the remainder of your tuition, up to $5,000 total.

What you should bring:

  • Current Valid Class A CDL
  • Social Security Card (If you don’t have your SSC, you can bring your Passport or Passport Card, or your Birth Certificate
  • Proof of citizenship/work authorization (if appropriate)
  • All pages of your current DOT physical
  • UDS and Hair Test – needs to be taken prior to orientation
  • Checking or Savings Account routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit
  • Personal gear, please bring appropriate seasonal clothing, work boots or shoes (no sandals), and work gloves.
  • Pets are not allowed in orientation. Please contact your recruiter for specifics/questions regarding our pet policy.