Wil-Trans Company-Sponsored CDL Training Program

Get Your CDL Training At Wil-Trans Driving Academy

Health Insurance And Benefits

Wil-Trans offers the usual medical, dental, vision plans, including family, as well as:

  • $10,000 Longevity Bonus After 5 Years of Service.
  • Retirement planning available.
  • Driver referral bonus.
  • Life and disability available.
  • Ministry service available.
  • Spousal support system.

Additional Info About Benefits

How long until you qualify for benefits?

Benefits will go into effect within 90 days of becoming a Wil-Trans employee.

What is the average cost of benefits?

Benefits can vary from $11/month and up, depending on the package and premiums selected.

What about vacation time?

After 1 year to 2 years: 1 week + $500

3-4 years: 2 weeks + $1000

5 years+: 3 weeks + $1500

TruckingTruth's Thoughts About Wil-Trans's Pay And Benefits

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Wil-Trans guaranteed training pay and starting solo pay are certainly on the higher end for company-sponsored programs, and should allow drivers to immediately start making decent money.

The health plans are generally average for any company, while they offer very generous vacation time.

Dispatching Policies

Can a new driver run regional or dedicated right after school?

Dedicated runs are reserved for proven drivers that have earned them with consistent safe and reliable service. Drivers typically run specific lanes that have been determined to be profitable by the company.

Will there be any NYC? How soon would a new solo driver be expected to go there?


Additional Dispatching Policies

Are you forced dispatch? Is the driver given any options for different loads?

No. Company drivers have the option to refuse freight based on safety and service conflicts. Lease operators have the right to refuse freight.

How often can I expect to be home? For how long at a time?

Company driver home-time is earned at the rate of 24 hrs (1 day) at home for every 168 hrs (7 days) on the road. Lease Operators can take as much time off as they can afford to take.

What percentage of freight is drop and hook?

Wil-Trans hauls primarily refrigerated freight – as such, drop and hook freight is about 15-20% of the loads.

Wil-Trans Company Policies

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Do you allow pets?

Flexible pet policy with no pet-deposit. As a general rule they have a “three-heartbeat” policy. One or two pets are fine, additional pets need to be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Students are not allowed pets for the duration of the training program and must complete a 60-day solo probationary period before they are allowed to have a pet onboard.

What is the company’s rider policy?

Each rider must be approved to ensure they are covered by insurance; students are not allowed to have riders until they have passed a 60-day solo probationary period.

Wil-Trans Driving Opportunities

Do you have a leasing program, and will I be persuaded or incentivized to lease?

Yes, Wil-Trans has a lease program. There is a pay incentive for lease operators for taking on additional responsibilities.

What divisions do you have? (local, dedicated, regional, tanker, flatbed, reefer)
  • Wil-Trans Trucking, East Coast & Midwest, Reefer
  • Jim Palmer Trucking, West of Ohio, Reefer
  • O&S Trucking, 48 contiguous, Reefer, Regional & Local (Springfield, MO)

Wil-Trans Military Apprenticeship

Wil-Trans is approved through the United States Department of Labor as a registered sponsor for the Military Apprenticeship Program. Wil-Trans's fifteen month on-the-job learning apprenticeship is designed to help military veterans transition from military life to civilian life successfully into a new career.

You may use your Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to get your CDL, and as a qualifying Veteran, you can earn up to $1,104.75 monthly, tax free, in addition to your professional driver wages, while participating in Wil-Trans OJL (on-the-job learning) apprenticeship training program.

TruckingTruth's Notes On Wil-Trans Policies And Driving Opportunities

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A couple things stand out about Wil-Trans' policies and opportunities. Their pet policy is much more open-ended that at most companies, so is ideal for those drivers who will be, or are considering, taking their furry friends on the road.

The Wil-Trans family of companies (including Jim Palmer and O & S Trucking) also provides drivers the opportunity to drive in more specific lanes rather than full-on coast-to-coast.

Wil-Trans Equipment

What kind of trucks do you have?

Late Model Freightliner Cascadia’s & Peterbilt 579’s and 587’s

Do you run electronic logs?


What are your trucks governed at?

Company drivers 62mph, lease operators 65mph.

Do you have APU units?

All trucks come with APU units.

TruckingTruth's view on Wil-Trans's Equipment

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Wil-Trans' equipment is average for the industry, and drivers can expect newer and well-maintained equipment to work with.

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