At TruckingTruth, we've done a ton of research for you! We've contacted the company recruiters at YRC Freight and put together a fantastic presentation of their company-sponsored CDL training program, along with our own advice and helpful insights about their CDL training.
We'll start you off with an overview below of how we feel about their CDL training, and then we'll take you through all of the key features and important information you'll need to know.
So here we go!
Keep in mind, first of all, that YRC's company-sponsored training requires that students live within commuting distance of their Chicago, IL terminal. That said, it can be an excellent opportunity for the right candidates. Students will have to provide their own meals, as well as have their doubles/triples and tanker endorsements and TSA letter of approval for Hazmat.
The training academy is 4 weeks, as is the on-the-road training portion (160 hours). New drivers will start on linehaul routes from the Chicago terminal. YRC runs mostly terminal-to-terminal LTL freight, so drivers will normally be home 2.5 days out of every 7.
YRC's starting pay is much higher than average, and is union-contract pay. Also it should be noted that they run a CDL program for dock-workers in their terminals, as well. The training itself seems pretty standard for large companies like YRC, but the benefits of employment look exceptional.
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