Depends on class size, 1-6 students, can be more if practicing after hours.
Only about an hour per day will be spent in the classroom. The rest of the time will be spent out with the instructors.
The CDL program is a fast paced course so it’s better suited to those who learn well in a short amount of time. As compared to most other company sponsored programs, there is a heavy emphasis on actual driving and range practice, rather than classroom time.
Phase 1 Training you will be required to complete 180 hours behind the wheel driving, which takes approximately one month. From there you will begin Phase 2 training with a Lead driver which takes approximately 1.5 months. When you begin Phase 2 training, you can request home time.
Phase 1 is paid $10 per hour for driving hours, and your states minimum wage for on duty not-driving work time. The average pay in Phase 1 training is $505 per week.. Phase 2 training is $0.28 per mile split for all paid miles the truck runs even when you’re not driving. The average pay in Phase 2 training is $580/wk.
The first couple of loads are generally run at a solo speed or slow team speed, after that they run team freight if needed.
Not usually, but can be if necessary.
Yes, while the truck is in motion students must sleep in the bottom bunk.
Any trainer / trainee disputes are handled through the trainees assigned dispatcher on a case-by-case basis.
Yes. Trainees are placed based on smoking preference and gender.
6 months with the company, no chargeable accidents in past 60 days, no higher than log level 2. Must get driver manager approval.
The company paid training program appears to be very comparable to other companies of its size, as is the pay scale for trainees.
Spending about 1 month with a company trainer is a decent amount of time, especially since that’s followed by a 45-day period teamed up with a lead driver.
Starting pay varies by route, state, and solo or team. Generally it varies from $.24/team split to $.35 cpm solo.
Average driver pay for 1 year experience is $986/wk, trainer average is $1,377. Top 10% pay is $1,449/week ($75,348/year). Pay results will vary depending on many factors, including tenure-based pay rates, your fleet, how hard you work, and how much you drive.
Once you obtain your CDL you can begin earning trainer pay in as little as 6 months of driving.
It depends on the lane and how much you are willing to drive.
No, C.R. England does not currently offer a fuel bonus program to company drivers.
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