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Truck Driver Benefits

  • Starting Pay Averaging Up To $59,488* Per Year – Truck Drivers average up to $59,488* their first year. That means you can expect to make up to $1,144* as a Class A CDL Licensed Truck Driver!
  • Job Security – Truck Driver jobs can’t be outsourced. Truck Drivers are responsible for dispersing America’s goods and necessities across the states and are needed throughout the nation. The ATA estimates a shortage of nearly 80,000 Truck Drivers, and the demand is expected to continue rising throughout the decade.
  • Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance – Medical and Dental Insurance are common perks in the truck driving industry.
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan – Earn money for retirement as you navigate the highway!
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time – Professional Truck Drivers need vacation time to unwind from work and sick time to recover from illnesses.
  • Take your pet with you on the road! – If leaving your pet at home during runs isn’t an option, consider taking them on your trips! Certain carriers allow Truck Drivers to bring their pets as travel buddies.

Class A CDL Training

Roadmaster’s Class A CDL Training Program provides students with the skills to get a Class A CDL and become eligible for entry-level commercial driver positions. Our CDL instructors are some of the best in the trucking industry and give you the hands-on, real-life training you need for your Class A CDL. Additionally, our Job Placement Assistance program helps students get pre-qualified for jobs before they graduate school. 

As a Roadmaster student, your training will include:

  • Hands-on time driving a truck at our practice facility and on the road in real-world conditions
  • Pre-Trip Inspection Training to pass the test.
  • Map reading, trip planning, and compliance with Department of Transportation laws
  • How to identify preventive maintenance problems on tractor-trailer units
  • Backing, turning and hooking/unhooking an industry-standard 53ft trailer.

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Why Roadmaster

What Sets Roadmaster Apart?

  • Over 30 Years of Experience Training more than 160,000 Graduates
  • Class A CDL Training and Exam Prep with Flexible Schedules
  • Among the newest fleets in the training industry with over 170 Tractors that average 2.5 years old.
  • Comprehensive, Hands-On Learning Atmosphere
  • Top-Notch Practice Equipment, Facilities and Instructors
  • After graduation job placement assistance through Career Services
  • Financial Assistance (for those who qualify)
  • Training Locations Nationwide

Financing

A major benefit of Roadmaster is that we offer financial assistance if needed, for those who qualify. If qualified for assistance, you will receive around 80-100% of financial assistance for your tuition dependent on which finance company helps you with a tuition loan. In addition to financing options, we work with numerous trucking companies who offer tuition reimbursement programs and more!

Roadmaster Drivers School Benefits

Up to 100% Tuition Reimbursement!

If qualified for training, you may receive around 80-100% tuition reimbursement for your tuition dependent on which company you chose to work with after graduation. This means on top of your regular paycheck, a separate check between $100 – $250 per month will be sent to your lender to help with your tuition.

New Equipment

Among the newest fleets in the training industry with over 170 Tractors that average 2.5 years old.

Career Services

After graduation job placement assistance through Career Services

30 Years

Over 30 Years of Experience Training more than 160,000 Graduates

Financial Assistance

Roadmaster offers financial assistance, for those who qualify. We work with trucking companies that offer up to 100% tuition reimbursement.

Free Choice

Roadmaster students are not contracted or bound to any carrier.

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Career Services Available

Job Placement Assistance is available through the Roadmaster’s Career Services. Job Placement assistance is a resource given to graduates for the length of their career at no additional charge as long as Roadmaster is in operation. With the help of our friendly industry experts, trainees learn the process of submitting an application to a carrier. Career Services staff help students through the applications process and see that trainees earning their CDL are given a choice of top-name carriers to apply to.

Top Carriers Looking to Hire You

Roadmaster works with the top truck-driving carriers in the country so that you have only the best employers to work for. Werner, Covenant, Stevens and all the big trucking carriers all hire Roadmaster graduates even while they are still in school!

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Truck Driver Pay & Benefits

It’s one of the most important questions when considering a new career. Money, after all, is what pays the bills and keeps life trucking along. Luckily for drivers, with an annual salary of up to $59,488* in your first year, the current shortage means more opportunities to make money in the Professional Truck Driving Industry.

Weekly Pay

With an annual salary of up to $59,488* in your first year, you can expect to earn up to $1,144* per week.

Great Starting Pay

First-year Class A CDL Truck Drivers average up to in their first year!

Medical Insurance

Medical and Dental Insurance are common perks in the industry.

Take Your Pet

Certain carriers allow truck drivers to bring their pets as travel buddies.

Job Security

Truck Driver jobs can’t be outsourced and are in high demand across the USA.

Bonuses

In addition to regular pay, you may also be able to make money through various bonuses as a Class A CDL-trained truck driver. Each carrier company is different, but most offer bonuses like:

  • Type of Driving / Specific Carrier – Professional Truck Driving isn’t limited to one style of job. Positions like Team Driving, Dedicated, or Specialized Hauling (such as flatbed, refrigerated, and hazmat) are valued differently by each carrier based on current needs. The same type of position varies in pay rate from carrier to carrier.
  • Monthly mileage – Some carriers pay extra to drivers who hit company thresholds for miles. Earn money to drive the long distances, and earn extra pay just because you drove them with your company!
  • Sign-on bonus – To attract new truck drivers, competing carriers will sometimes offer sign-on bonuses for drivers when selecting their company. The amount differs from carrier to carrier and can be a whole sum or gradual payments.
  • Fuel efficiency – By using various fuel-saving practices, you prove to your carrier that you are a cost-conscious truck driver. Carriers appreciate that and many reward their drivers for cutting down on fuel use.
  • Safety pay – Carriers strive for safe driving and may even offer bonuses for proven safety out on the highways. Proving that you can safely drive a tractor-trailer means more than good business, it means saving lives!
  • Layover pay – If you are inconvenienced or stalled in the delivery process, some carriers offer layover pay as a way of compensating truck drivers for the time lost.
  • Clean DOT Inspections – Clean Department of Transportation inspections are good for both the driver and the company. Carriers know this, and many pay their truck drivers for clean inspections.
  • Referrals – Having a friend sign up for your carrier company could lead to hefty bonuses. CDL-trained truck drivers are in high demand, and carriers are ready to pay for them!

Benefits

While benefits can be hard to translate into an exact dollar figure, they can be of great value to drivers. Before deciding on a carrier, you can determine if their benefits fit your preferred type of lifestyle. Benefits in trucking can include:

  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Job security
  • 401k retirement plans and more

Team Drive to Make Even More Money

It’s pretty much what it sounds like. A truck driver and another truck driver agree to sign on with a carrier as a team to make runs together. Team Driving is all about keeping the truck in constant motion and the goods moving. When there are two drivers in a truck, one can take the wheel while the other relaxes or does whatever they do in their off-time. This keeps the freight moving along the highways and productivity at a high level.

Solo truck drivers are required to stop and take time off to sleep before they can resume work. Team driving solves that issue, and the reward is that both drivers are paid for the combined mileage. The carrier wage is applied to the total mileage driven between the truck drivers, and is split between both drivers.

CLASS A CDL LICENSE

What type of CDL do I need?

While the type of license is dependent on the type of driving you’re looking to pursue, Roadmaster courses are geared towards the Class A CDL license, which is required of over-the-road (OTR) Professional Truck Drivers.

Class A CDL License

A Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) shows carriers and employers that you are a certified and competent licensed Professional Truck Driver. Operating certain commercial motor vehicles requires specialized skills and knowledge.

Why do I need a Class A CDL License?

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act’s goal is to improve highway safety by ensuring that drivers of large trucks and buses are qualified to operate those vehicles and to remove unsafe and unqualified drivers from the highways. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has developed and issued standards for testing and licensing commercial motor vehicle drivers.

Among other things, the standards require states to issue a Class A CDL to a commercial motor vehicle driver only after the driver passes knowledge and skills tests administered by the state related to the type of vehicle to be operated. Drivers need a CDL license if they drive interstate, intrastate, or foreign commerce.

How do I get my Commercial Driver’s License?

You must attend and graduate from an ELDT compliant truck driving school. States are able to issue a CDL license only after a written and driving test have been given by the state or approved testing facility.

If you plan to work as a commercial truck driver in the US, it’s important that you’re aware of the ELDT requirements so you can choose a commercial driving school that is properly equipped and certified to provide the training you need. The FMCSA has published a list of qualified training providers through a database called the Training Provider Registry (TPR). 

All Roadmaster Locations are listed on the Training Provider Registry and meet ELDT requirements.

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Truck Driver Training

All of Roadmaster’s nationwide locations follow strict training and safety guidelines. You will need to complete 180 training hours in order to qualify for your Class A CDL license. Here is a look at the training that you will receive during that time at Roadmaster.

Classroom Training

You will train on the following areas in the classroom during the beginning portion of your training
  • Pre-trip Truck Familiarization
  • Basic Vehicle Controls and Safety
  • Visual Search, Lane Changes, Communicating, Speed Management & Space Management
  • Hazard Awareness, Driving in Various Conditions, Railroad Crossings, Driving Emergencies, Antilock Braking System, Skid Control and Recovery, and Accident Procedures
  • Transporting Cargo
  • Combination Vehicle Safety and Accident Avoidance
  • Hours of Service, Logging & Trip Planning
  • Pre-trip Inspection
  • Straightline Backing
  • Practice Tests for CDL License Exam

Truck Driving Training

After classroom preparation you will climb in to the cab of a semi-truck to be taught the following:
  • Visual Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Straightline Backing
  • Trailer Backing Skills for multiple scenarios
  • Basic operation of an automatic transmission truck.
  • Drop and Hook Procedure for Trailers
  • On the road driving in real word conditions.

Training After School

Just because you graduate Roadmaster and get your Class A CDL License that does not mean that your training is over. The employer that you go to work for will likely put you through additional training and assign you a driver trainer to ride with you on the road until you both feel comfortable that you are ready to drive solo. Roadmaster’s job is to help you learn to drive a truck and get your Class A CDL License, but for professional truck drivers, the training never ends!

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Beware of FREETruck Driving Schools

Roadmaster does not offer so-called “free” or “company-sponsored” CDL training. Some schools and carriers advertise this training at no cost to the student. However, those programs require you to sign a contract allowing them to deduct fees from your paycheck and agree to work for them for approximately 1 or 2 years.

Roadmasterdoes not participatein this type of training because it is set up to benefit the carrier, not the student.

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Veterans Training

Truck Driver Training for Military Veterans

Making the move from the military to civilian life? Transitioning from a career in the military back into the civilian world can be a stressful period of your life. Veterans leaving the service often struggle to match their skills with a civilian career. The good news is that the truck driving industry is experiencing tremendous growth! The number of truck drivers needed to fill these positions in the next ten years is expected to reach 175,000. The disciplined, get-it-done mindset that our armed forces instill in its service men and women has proven to be an ideal match for truck driver training and a career as a CDL professional.

Military Benefits

Roadmaster truck driver training school is approved for Veterans Training and our students, if qualified, are eligible for Post 9/11 benefits. In order to get the benefits started, the veteran or another eligible person will need to file an appropriate application.

Student eligibility for Veterans Education Benefits is established by the Veterans Administration. Initial eligibility and continued eligibility during enrollment is determined by the VA.

What does Military Friendly mean?

Military Friendly is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community. The Military Friendly school designation is awarded to a school for their commitment, effort, and success in attracting and supporting military students.

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