Truck driving schools that cover all or most of the cost of driver training are operated by Roehl Transport, Pam Transport, Stevens Transport and Swift Transportation. These are all truck driving companies that offer jobs to drivers who successfully complete training and accept a driver position at the company. Swift Transportation offers free scholarships to military veterans and National Guard members attending its truck driving academy.
Driver training supported by truck driving companies is open to individuals with no prior truck driving experience, in addition to those who need specialized training to obtain a commercial driver's license in a specific state. In exchange for free tuition, drivers are expected to sign a work contract with the truck driving company for a specified period of time.
Pam Transport requires its driving school trainees to work for a period of one year after training, and it also pays new drivers a sign-on bonus. Roehl Transport trains inexperienced drivers for four weeks, and it requires trainees to accept a 15-month driving position. Roehl Transport pays a weekly salary to drivers participating in its CDL training program.
Stevens Transport pays its driver trainees who attend its CDL training school, but trainees do pay for the training. However, Stevens Transport fully reimburses over-the-road drivers for CDL training costs as long as these drivers remain with the company for the duration of the loan term.