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USA Truck Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

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USA Truck Company Overview

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USA Truck is a dry freight trucking company headquartered in Van Buren, AR. They began in 1989 with just 10 tractors and have expanded to more than 2,500 trucks and 7,200 trailers. They are a medium-haul dry van carrier specializing in hauling general commodities such as industrial items, electronics, automotive parts, etc.

The company also has a special truck driver training program where they have teamed up with certain CDL schools and will help finance the cost of obtaining a CDL-A drivers license. Recent truck driving graduates may enroll in their company paid training program and begin their truck driving career.

USA Truck Terminals And Service Locations

USA Truck terminal location map

USA Truck operates terminals, drop yards, and service facilities across the Midwest, eastern half of the United States, and the Southwest including the following areas:

Van Buren, AR (Corporate Headquarters)

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Laredo, TX
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • Vandalia, OH
  • West Memphis, AR
  • Denton, TX
  • Forest Park, GA
  • South Holland, IL (Chicago)

USA Truck Hiring Requirements

  • Minimum 22 years of age
  • No positive drug or alcohol test
  • Valid Commercial Driver's License. Acceptable driving record with:
  • No more than 1 moving violation, within one year of application date
  • No DOT major violations within the last 3 years
  • No more than 3 moving violations in the last 3 years
  • Able to pass a DOT physical examination and drug screen
  • No alcohol related convictions within the previous 5 years
  • CMV accident history is subject to review
  • Recent verifiable satisfactory work history
  • US Citizen or obtain permanent Immigration and Naturalization Service resident or work status
  • Subject to background investigation, including but not limited to: criminal history, FMCSA Pre-Employment screening report, driving record and previous employment inquiries.
USA Truck hiring zone map
Where do you hire from and what are your no-hire zones?

While USA Truck operates in all of the lower 48 states, the majority of their freight is in the Midwest and east coast. Therefore, they generally only hire from those areas. USA Truck does not hire from the state of Illinois due to licensing issues.

USA Truck CDL Training Information

Where Are Your Schools Located?

USA Truck works with several truck driving schools across the country through the Driver Solutions network and will help locate a school for you based upon where you live.

USA Truck Company Advantages

What advantages do you offer over other companies?
  • Available freight and miles
  • Industry-leading first seat driver pay
  • New equipment
  • No slip seating
  • Weekly paychecks
  • Respect and personal attention
  • Will work closely with CDL training providers across the country to help you finance and obtain your CDL
  • Assistance in paying for your training through a tuition assistance program
  • Paid orientation for student drivers

TruckingTruth's View On USA Truck's Program So Far

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The hiring requirements at USA truck are on par with most other major trucking companies, but note they mainly hire from the Midwest and east cost. While USA Truck does haul freight to all of the lower 48 states and Canada, the majority of their freight will be limited to the eastern portion of Texas and east of the Mississippi river.

Unlike most training companies, this is a "medium-haul" carrier and is largely regionalized.

USA Truck CDL Training Preparation

USA Truck on the interstate
Do I need to get my CDL permit before attending school?

No, you will study for and obtain your CDL permit once you arrive at the school.

Do I need a US Passport?

While a Passport is not required for employment, USA Truck does haul freight into Canada and a valid passport will help ensure more miles with the availability to cross the border.

Which CDL endorsements are required or encouraged?

A HazMat endorsement, while not required, is highly recommended to maximize the freight available to you, thereby increasing pay.

USA Truck CDL Training Items To Bring With You

  • CDL, original Social Security card, birth certificate, and if applicable, Resident Alien card, Permanent Resident card, or I-94 with a VALID foreign passport.
  • if you are regularly taking medication, you will need 2 months worth to ensure that you have enough for the time that you are out with your trainer.
  • At least 7 day's worth of clothes, a pair of hard-sole shoes, work gloves, jacket.
  • Loan agreement, contract, or your receipt if you paid for your tuition in full.
  • List of names, Social Security numbers, and birth dates of dependants for enrollment of insurance benefits.
  • List of names, phone numbers and addresses of 3 personal references (family/friends acceptable).
  • Diploma and grades.
If you are planning to elect DIRECT DEPOSIT of your check, you will need to bring:
  • A voided check or deposit slip which includes the bank routing number and your account number on it.
  • A TYPED document from your bank with this information on it is also acceptable.

USA Truck CDL Training Items To Bring With You

  • Bedding (pillow and blanket, twin sized sheets if you would like)
  • Clipboard, pens, calculator, trucker's atlas, battery operated alarm clock.
  • Towels, washcloths, all other necessary grooming items you may need. A laundry bag is recommended, to store soiled items.
  • Bring your personal belongings in a soft sided duffel bag, rather than a suitcase if possible.

When packing your clothing, please remember to plan for all types of weather conditions, for you never know what the weather will be like in any given area of the country.

USA Truck does follow a dress code, please do not pack any of the following: tank tops/sleeveless shirts, short/jogger pants (sweat suits), sandals/showers shoes/thongs, hats or clothing with lewd, offensive, or suggestive matter. These could all be deemed unprofessional attire. Plan on being out with your trainer for 4-6 weeks

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