Become a Professional Driver.

Omaha, NE
Job Type
Student / Recent Grad
Job Type
Dry Van
Job Type

Job Overview

Become a Professional Driver with CFI


CFI offers several routes to becoming a professional over-the-road (OTR) driver. We’ll help you start the process, whether or not you have already earned your Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL).


The average annual income for student drivers is $40,930.* Certain driving school requirements must be met in order to qualify. As a bonus, active military members and veterans can use their U.S. GI Bill benefits to supplement their income up to $1,035 per month during their training and apprenticeship year



 A qualified candidate will possess the following**:


  • 21 years of age or older
  • Have the right to work and live in the United States
  • Be willing to travel throughout all 48 contiguous states and Canada for two to three weeks at a time
  • Be willing to attend an CFI–approved truck driving program with a partner school and ability to provide diploma

                 or certificate of completion from truck driving program

  • No BACs, DUIs, DWIs or license suspensions for moving violations in the past five years***
  • HAZMAT endorsement or willingness to obtain a HAZMAT endorsement within 120 days of hire
  • Ability to meet work attendance and availability requirements and meet all applicable legal and DOT regulations to drive a commercial truck in the United States and Canada
  • Ability to pass all applicable CFI certification class testing and requirements


Sponsored Training

  • Paid housing
  • Meals and transportation provided
  • This program will be 100% free with a 12 month work agreement
  • Out of pocket expenses include licensing fees and DOT physical 
  • Classes start every week and will be filled on a first come first serve basis
  • You will need to obtain your CDL permit in the State you reside in.  Most States require that you have a DOT physical/medical certificate before obtaining your CDL permit. If that is the case, you will need to get that as well.




  • Orientation is 4 days in Joplin, MO Bus transportation, hotel and daily lunch provided, $60 per day for successful completion of orientation
  • When you are on the road with your trainer it is one-on-one solo driving, your trainer is awake and in the passenger seat coaching.
  • Pay by the mile during training, no lump sums
  • Trainers must have at least 1 year safe over the road experience
  • Men train with men and women train with women
  • Must complete 25 days with finisher


Pay and Benefits

  • Training pay $0.26 Cents Per Mile (cpm) with finisher
  • $0.35 cpm at upgrade
  • 60,000 miles $0.37 cpm
  • 90.000 miles $0.39 cpm
  • 120,000 miles $0.41 cpm
  • $0.03 cpm Hazmat Bonus
  • $0.05 cpm N.E. Bonus
  • $0.01-.04 cpm Performance + Bonus
  • Participation in the Military Apprenticeship Program- up to $1,035 a month for qualified veterans for the first year
  • Paid Weekly
  • Practical Route Miles
  • Driver Referral Program
  • Rider Program for anyone over 12 years old
  • Pet Program 1 dog or cat per person in the truck, $500 non-refundable pet fee
  • Group Medical through Blue Cross Blue Shield, Vision, Dental, 401k and Free Life Insurance Policy                     
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays ($60 a day)
  • Guaranteed Christmas Day home

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