The training at Jim Palmer will last approximately 10 weeks.
You will average approximately 600 per week during your training.
Once you are a CDL holder, you will make .12cpm for all miles dispatched or $600/week prorated when you get in the truck (whichever is greater) for the first 10,000 miles. Once the first 10,000 miles are completed, you will be paid .14cpm for all miles dispatched or $700/week prorated when you get in the truck (whichever is greater) for the remaining 20,000 miles.
You are dispatched as a team during training with Jim Palmer
Initially, before a student has a CDL, the trainer acts as an instructor while the student drives. Once the student has a CDL there is an evaluation period of 2,500-3,000mi where the trainer ensures that the student is adequately trained & experienced to perform as a team.
At Jim Palmer you will run solo after training.
Read the company's hiring requirements below and then:
Felony convictions will be reviewed
No DWI, DUI, or reckless driving convictions within the last 5 years.
Jim Palmer hires from all 48 contiguous states
The "ACES Of Hearts" program also offers cash rewards for safe driving.
Jim Palmer Trucking also offers a $10,000 longevity bonus for drivers who have been with them for 5 years.
Jim Palmer offers health insurance with all major standard benefits and options including life insurance and 401k retirement plans, vacation time, and optional per diem plan.
The Jim Palmer family includes 3 different companies, giving drivers a wide range of opportunities: Jim Palmer, Wil-Trans, and O & S Trucking.
Jim Palmer operates all 48 contiguous states
Jim Palmer has the following home time options available:
Company driver home-time is earned at the rate of 24hrs (1 day) at home for every 168hrs (7 days) on the road.
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.
Up to $3,500 tuition reimbursement in exchange for 1 year contract.
Jim Palmer has a flexible pet policy with no pet-deposit. As a general rule they have a "three-heartbeat" policy. 1-2 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 on board.
Jim Palmer Trucking is approved through the United States Department of Labor as a registered sponsor for the Military Apprenticeship Program. Jim Palmer Trucking'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 Jim Palmer Trucking OJL (on-the-job learning) apprenticeship training program.
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