Raider Express Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

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Example Of Payback Obligations If You Leave Raider Express

Raider Express truck driver and daughter family
Can I pay for my CDL training up front and have no further obligation?

No, as there is no cost for training, nor a contract.

What are the obligations for paying back the schooling after graduation?

None. Raider Express provides CDL training absolutely free, with no further obligations.

TruckingTruth's View On Raider Expresses Training Obligations

Again, Raider Express is running the only absolutely, free no-strings-attached, CDL training program available for those drivers who can meet its criteria.

The only things that a student will be responsible for paying for are meals, and lodging is deducted at $25 per week after graduation.

Raider Express CDL School Training Itinerary

Describe the schooling itinerary a bit:

200 total hours between classroom, truck, and lab training.

How long is the training overall?

4 weeks.

Raider Express CDL School Training Itinerary

How much time on the range backing up?

This is broken up into phases, the school phase is 3 days. Followed by OTR training and then additional days of backing during a students safety check prior to being assigned their own truck.

During the practice range phase, how many students share one truck?


How much time in classroom?

Weeks 2, 3, & 4 all days are split between truck and classroom.

TruckingTruth's View On Raider Express Trucking Training Itinerary

Raider Express driver in the cab of his trcuk

Raider Expresses CDL school is a bit on the longer side at 200 hours, which gives new drivers plenty of time to prepare for their exam.

Raider Express also pays CDL students $1000 while in school, to help cover food and any other expenses.

Raider Express On The Road Training Itinerary

Is the training period based on number of days, number of driving hours, number of miles, or some combination?

Combination that usually equals 28 days.

How much will I be making when I'm on the road with a trainer?

$.10 per mile for ALL paid miles.

Do they run your trainer and you as a "team" operations or like a solo truck?

Basically like a driver and a half. Enough miles to keep you busy but still enough time to get the right type of training.

Raider Express On The Road Training Itinerary

Is there more than one student per trainer and truck?

No, one student per trainer & truck.

Do you have a "No sleeping in the top bunk while the truck is rolling" policy?


What is your policy for handling disputes between trainer and student?

Case by case but Raider puts a lot of effort into pairing students with the best fit for a trainer. Being a smaller company they are able to match up our trainers/students strengths and weakness to give them the best chance to succeed.

Raider Express On The Road Training Itinerary

Can you get a non-smoking trainer?

Yes, and is the first match-making criteria for finding a trainer.

What are the company's minimum qualifications to be a trainer?

Generally speaking 1 yr OTR experience, clean driving record and clean status with all company departments.

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