Carter Express Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

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Carter Express Company Overview

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Carter Express is a regional carrier founded in 1983, operating mainly throughout the Midwest. They have a newer fleet of trucks, numerous safety and excellence in service awards, and a great company culture with low driver turnover.

Because they run mainly regional freight, drivers can expect to get plenty of home time, but may need to live near one of Carter Expresses terminals.

Carter Express Terminal Locations

Carter Express Terminals

Company terminals and drop yards are located in the following locations:

  • Anderson, IN
  • Paragould, AR
  • Laredo, TX
  • Romulus, MI
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Dayton, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH

Carter Express CDL School Minimum Hiring Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Pass a DOT physical.
  • Have a satisfactory employment record.
  • Have an acceptable MVR.
  • Have an acceptable criminal record.
  • Be able to get a Hazmat endorsement.
  • No more than 2 moving violations in the past year.
  • No alcohol related offenses in the last 5 years.
  • Alcohol related driving offenses taken case-by-case.

Where Does Carter Express Hire From?

Carter Express headquarters

Running mostly regional and dedicated routes, Carter Express hires from the general areas of:

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Detroit, MI
  • Dayton, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Laredo, TX
  • NE Arkansas/SE Missouri/Memphis, TN

Carter Express CDL School Locations

Carter Express has schools located in:

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Muncie, IN
  • Pine Bluff, AR

What Are The Advantages Of Working For Carter Express?

  • Regional routes
  • Great company culture
  • Good driver turnover record
  • Competitive wages for trainees
  • Affordable benefit programs
  • Great home time
  • No-touch freight
  • Safety-oriented company
  • Excellent equipment and maintenance programs
  • Stable company with over 800 trucks

TruckingTruth's Insights Into Carter Express's Program So Far

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Carter Express is a smaller, stable company running regional routes mostly in the Midwest. Drivers will need to live within reasonable distance of their terminals, but most will get excellent home time opportunities.

CDL students attending their Indiana schools will need to live close enough to commute, while those attending the Arkansas school will have lodging provided. Their other requirements are average for most companies.

Preparation For Attending Carter Express CDL Training Academy

Do I need to get my CDL permit before attending school?


Do I need a US Passport?

While a passport is not required, we always encourage drivers to get one for future opportunities.

Which CDL endorsements are required or encouraged?

Hazmat endorsement is required; tanker endorsement is encouraged.

Items To Bring To The CDL Training Academy

The Arkansas school is the only one of their three school locations that students will be lodging at, and this is a general list. Students will be commuting to the Indiana schools, so their list will be shorter.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Voided check if you want your paycheck direct deposited
  • Your current drivers license
  • Your CDL permit
  • Social Security Card (not laminated)
  • Toiletries
  • Pillow
  • Sun Glasses
  • Alarm Clock
  • Flashlight, pens/pencils, notepad
  • Bedding (twin sheet and blanket or sleeping bag)
  • Enough money for meals and necessities.
  • 2 government forms dated within last 60 days verifying current address
  • Enough Clothes for at least one week (remember: training is outdoors so dress accordingly)
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