This July, Paper Transport, Inc. will begin offering a Sponsored CDL Training Program for would-be professional Class A CDL truck drivers in the following states: WI, MN, MI, MO, OH, IL, and IN. With this new program, Paper Transport will sponsor the tuition cost for a 3-week course at Fox Valley Technical College, contingent on a driver candidate having:
- Obtained a Class A CDL Learners Permit
- Submitted a qualifying application
- Completed our Driver Assessment
- Passed drug screening
We are very excited as a company to be offering this program and look forward to helping those interested in a career in trucking. Driver Recruiter, Stephanie Vander Heiden looks forward to helping future truck drivers take their first steps into the transportation industry. Stephanie shares, “Our Company Sponsored CDL Training Program opens a window of opportunity. It allows people who dream of driving to do so while ensuring they are securing a job with a growing and innovative company once finished.”
Get Paid to Earn Your CDL with Our Sponsored CDL Training Program
The 3-week sponsored CDL training will take place at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI. PTI will provide hotel and flight/rental vehicle accommodations as needed. On top of providing accommodations and paying for the training course, PTI will also pay drivers $500 per week. Once the 3-week training is completed, drivers will need to meet the current FMSCR entry-level training requirement proficiencies:
- Range Proficiencies
- Road Proficiencies
In addition to completing skid pad training and passing the CDL exam to obtain their CDL.
Continued Training After You Obtain Your CDL
Finally, once drivers have passed the sponsored CDL training, they will train with the Accelerate Finishing Program at Paper Transport headquarters in De Pere, WI. This one-week training consists of in-class and behind-the-wheel training. Upon completion of the Accelerate Finishing Program, drivers are given one week of home time (unpaid) to visit their DMV and switch their permit to a full Class A CDL. The final 2-weeks after switching to a CDL are on-the-job training with a PTI Driver Trainer, which is customized to the needs of the driver based on a classroom evaluation. Another key point is pay for participants in the training. Pay will be $750/week or $150/day during the 3 Week Finishing Program.
For more information regarding our visit our CDL Finishing Program page.