Jim Palmer Trucking was founded over 50 years ago and today is an established operation, with over 500 trucks. The Jim Palmer family of companies also includes O & S Trucking, and Wil-Trans. Each company is run as a separate division, based on shipping lanes, and hauls refrigerated freight almost exclusively.
Additionally, Jim Palmer operates their own CDL schools in Missoula, MT, & Springfield, MO. They are family owned and operated, with a rider program, a very liberal pet program, and high starting pay. Drivers will be assigned to a company/division based on their lane preference.
Jim Palmer hires from all 48 lower states, and will try to fit the driver into whichever shipping lane they prefer.
As with many smaller companies, new drivers may normally be able to receive more personalized instruction during training with small class sizes. They place a high emphasis on being pet-friendly for those who would like to bring their pets along, and also make the investments in newer, updated equipment.
Jim Palmer provides training, transportation and payment to gain your CDL permit once you arrive for their apprentice program.
No, you do not need a U.S. Passport. However, you will be required to provide identification at training and a U.S. Passport may be an acceptable form.
No additional endorsements are required.
Though not required, we always recommend getting a passport. Hauling freight into Canada has become more streamlined, and a passport will give you more options for the future.
The same applies to endorsements. We advise getting all available endorsements up front, which will keep you prepared for future opportunities.
Bring as much paperwork with you as you can, including any medical records or forms which could prove past employment and help with the background investigations. Always be certain that your birth certificate and social security card are ul-laminated originals.
$3,500 CDL training course covered by signing a one year contract with Jim Palmer Trucking.
$200 a week advance for food while in 3 week CDL training course (You pay it back in small $25 week payments once you start earning paychecks.)
No money down, credit check or cost to you – if you opt out before the one year contract you would be responsible for cost of training.
30,000 miles of team driving with trainer after completing 3 week CDL training course. (Pay tiers up .12cpm or $600 weekly whichever is greater and then to .14cpm or $700 weekly whichever is greater.)
There are no upfront costs. Potential CDL holder would need to bring funds to cover food and drink the first week before the $200 week advance begins.
Your room comes with a complimentary breakfast and lunch is provided at the terminal.
The Hotel stay will be paid for during the on-site training portion (week 1).
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