Wil-Trans Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

Get Your CDL Training At Wil-Trans Driving Academy

Wil-Trans Company Overview

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Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Wil-Trans Terminal Locations

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  • Missoula, MT
  • Springfield, MO

Wil-Trans CDL School Minimum Hiring Requirements

  • Must be 21 or older.
  • Must have possessed an active Driver’s License for 3 years or more.
  • Must possess a valid social security card.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or possess an alien registration card.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language, in accordance with DOT regulations.
  • Must be able to verify past 3 years of employment history prior to joining CDL program.
  • Must pass a DOT physical and controlled substance and alcohol test.
  • No DWI, DUI, or reckless driving convictions within the last 5 years.
  • Felony convictions will be reviewed.

Where Does Wil-Trans Hire From?

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Where do you hire from and what are your no-hire zones?

Wil-Trans hires from all 48 lower states.

Where are your schools located?
  • Missoula, MT
  • Springfield, MO

What Are The Advantages Of Working For Wil-Trans?

  • Family-owned and operated.
  • Friendly pet and rider policy.
  • New, updated equipment with APU’S, 110 Power and Epicvue satellite system available.
  • Hands-on training with a reputable company.

TruckingTruth's Insights Into Wil-Trans's Program So Far

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A couple things that stand out about Wil-Trans is that they are a mid-sized, family-owned and operated organization. The founder and various family members are still heavily involved in running the operation.

Their pet policy is also very liberal, with few restrictions and no deposit, along with their rider policy.

Preparation For Attending Wil-Trans CDL Training Academy

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


Do I need a US Passport?

No, but it can be used in place of birth certificate. While a passport is not required, we always encourage drivers to get one for future opportunities.

Which CDL endorsements are required or encouraged?

No additional endorsements are required, though we always recommend getting all endorsements.

Items To Bring To The CDL Training Academy

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  • Birth Certificate (Original or Certified Copy with a state seal)
  • Proof of Residency (only for those who reside in Missouri)
  • Social Security Card
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • 7-10 days changes of clothes
  • Slip-resistant shoes
  • Note pad
  • Raingear/jacket
  • Medications and other personal items
  • Any corrective lenses you need, including readers.
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