CDL drivers who have 3-12 months of over-the-road experience must go through our driver training program. The training program is 4-6 weeks depending on the drivers capability. This program is actual over-the-road driving with a Witte Bros. driver-trainer performing the normal tasks that will be required as a solo driver. Our first year drivers average $36,000.00 to $46,000.00 per year.
During this training period drivers receive weekly pay while on the road – up to $500 per week. Successful completion of this program is dependent upon you, the trainee, your over-the-road trainer, and Witte’s Safety Department. All three entities must agree that the trainee is ready for solo dispatch.
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Qualifications for Driver Trainee
Be at least 21 years old with current Class A CDL
Pass pre-employment DOT physical, DOT drug screen, and job functioning evaluation
No DWI or DUI in the last 3 years
No more than 3 moving violations within the last 3 years, with no more than 2 in the last 12 months
No more than 1 serious violation in the last 3 years
No license suspension in the last 3 years
Stable work history and good references from former employers