CDL-A STUDENT TRUCK DRIVER JOBS
Pave A Path Towards Success With CDL-A Student Truck Driver Jobs
At Covenant, we not only mold motivated professionals into successful CDL-A drivers, we provide them with a clear, 3-step process towards career progression and growth.
STEP 1 – STUDENT:
You begin the program by going out on the road with a Certified Trainer to complete 145 hours of training. Once complete you will go to one of our terminals and do an upgrade test to become a Team Driver.
- Student drivers earn $700 A week ($725 a week if hazmat endorsed)
- Covenant will pay for your Hazmat training!
STEP 2 – TEAM DRIVER:
You will spend 60 days with your co-driver as a Team Driver to enable you to strengthen your skills while having an extra set of eyes to ensure safety on the road. Most drivers have met someone through CDL School or as a Student that they want to partner with as a team Driver but we have a matching system in case you haven’t found the right person yet.
- $.65/MILE ($1300-$1950/WEEK) – Hazmat
- $.62/MILE ($1240-$1860/WEEK) – Non-Hazmat
STEP 3 – OTR:
Once you’ve completed your time as a Team Driver, you will upgrade to OTR. This is typically about 3 months after you started working with us.
- $.72/MILE ($1440-$2160/WEEK) – Hazmat
- $.69/MILE ($1380-$2070/WEEK) – Non-Hazmat
- $.76/MILE ($1520-$2280/WEEK) – Hazmat
- $.73/MILE ($1460-$2190/WEEK) – Non-Hazmat
- $.80/MILE ($1600-$2400/WEEK) – Hazmat
- $.77/MILE ($1540-$2310/WEEK) – Non-Hazmat
Extra Pay Opportunities (for every step of your career):
- Clean DOT inspections: $75/each clean inspection
- Referral bonuses: $500 qualified solo; $1,500 qualified team; $3,000 qualified Hazmat team
- Reefer Fleet teams get additional $.02/mile
- Wildcat Fleet teams get additional $.06/mile
Your 3 days in orientation will be filled with one-on-one interaction with various departmental personnel within the company, classroom time, driving time, a drug test, and physical aptitude test. Each orientation location has it’s own schedule.
To learn about what you will be doing during your time in orientation go to WWW.WELCOME2COVENANT.COM. Covenant will cover your lodging costs, plus $220 ($75 comdata, $145 paycheck) in orientation pay.
WE WILL PAY FOR YOUR HAZMAT ENDORSEMENT!
Since you get $25 more a week during Phase 1 if you already
have your hazmat, it’s certainly in your best financial interest to get the hazmat process started and hopefully completed while you’re in school.
If you aren’t able to get the process started while in school, we will pay for your to get your endorsement (background, finder printing, and test). Your trainer will be responsible for helping you complete the process during Phase 1.
Family Plan & Buddy Plan Training:
Covenant can train husband and wife teams together, and our Buddy Plan allows friends and/or other family members to train together. A qualified spouse may train the other while running team freight.
Effective June 14, 2021, the student and mentee pay at Covenant is increasing to $700 per week for non-hazmat and $725 per week for hazmat. This gives students the opportunity to make more than $90,000 annually by the time they reach one year of experience!
ADDITIONALLY, TUITION WILL BE PAID MONTHLY AT $250 FOR EACH STUDENT’S SCHOOLING, UP TO $10,000 TOTAL.
This updated policy will be effective July 11, 2021. The student must have completed and passed a certified truck driving school with a minimum of 120 hours in the last 18 months. Who is eligible? Any student who paid for school with cash, who applied and secured a loan, or departing military. All qualified students receiving tuition reimbursement will be required to submit proof prior to orientation. All documents will be uploaded into Tenstreet.