Who’s Hiring? See Where PTI Graduates Can Take Their Careers.
At PTI’s CDL training course, we measure success by our graduates’ success. Our instructors’ combined 6 million road miles, as well as their emphasis on safety, means that companies are eager to hire PTI graduates. We can boast relationships with recruiters who are actively seeking to fill well-paid positions.
You may be considering a new career in truck driving because you’ve heard that you can make a good living. It’s true! A typical truck driver can walk into a new career earning about $46,000 or more, depending on the employer. And this doesn’t include signing bonuses and benefits. What other career can you enter making this type of salary with no prior experience? These companies are expanding rapidly and are seeking men and women to fill jobs quickly.
With multiple opportunities to choose from, our graduates are able to compare offers to find the company that best suits their needs. For instance, many drivers with families are looking for work that won’t put them on the road over weekends. In fact, many of the companies that recruit from our school are family-oriented companies. As a whole, the industry’s reputation for long weeks on the road away from home is changing. With improvements in logistics and operations, many of these companies have been able to keep pace with employees’ desire for more balance between career and family, including the ability to get drivers home on weekends.
At the core, it’s PTI’s quality instruction practices that are recognized by top companies in the field. The following companies are actively recruiting PTI graduates to fill positions that open every day. Of course, a new career in truck driving is not limited by these companies, as a CDL Class A license will qualify drivers to find employment driving any commercial vehicle.
We encourage you to call today to speak with someone about getting started in your new career!
- Averitt Express – This Tennessee-based company is one of the nation’s leading freight transportation and supply chain management providers.
- Colonial – This Tennessee-based company is 100% owner-operated for dry van operation. Major companies have relied on Colonial to meet their transportation needs for 50+ years.
- Knight Transportation – With more than 4,000 tractors and 8,500 trailers in operation, this is one of the largest and most diverse truckload carriers in the United States. Knight Transportation is trusted by some of the biggest companies in the world to handle its shipping needs.
- Maverick – Operation includes more than 1,400 tractors and provides services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, and is focused on hauling steel, building materials, flat glass or temperature controlled products.
- McElroy Truck Lines, Inc. – This flatbed truckload carrier operates primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. The company is committed to supporting families by getting all of its drivers home every weekend.
- Paschall Truck Lines (PTL) – With more than 70 years of performance on America’s roads, its developed an enviable reputation in the trucking industry. Since the beginning, it has provided reliable, efficient and professional transport solutions throughout the United States.
- Purdy Bro’s – Serving the forty-eight United States and Canada with a combined company and owner/operator fleet, it has tripled in size in the past ten years. In addition to providing competitive pay and benefits, it aims to stand out from other trucking companies by improving the quality of life for its drivers by asking drivers what they need and then doing whatever possible to meet those needs.
- Roehl Transport, Inc. – By providing truckload transportation and logistical services for over 50 years, the company has built a solid reputation. It claims to offer the highest starting rate and the best combination of national fleet pay and home time options in one of its truck driving jobs.
- Schnieder – With proven history spanning 80 years, it is able to provide expert transportation and logistics solutions. A $3.6 billion company, Schneider services many parts of North America and China. Its operations include Van Truckload, Dedicated, Regional, Bulk, Intermodal, Brokerage, Supply Chain Management and Port Logistics services.
- Star Transportation – With a commitment to offering its customers a high level of timely, dependable and safe services. It’s reputation of providing customers with dependable services makes it a preferred employer for drivers. It specializes in transporting manufactured housing, RVs, boats, cargo trailers and tow-aways and has terminals located in Indiana, Pennslyvania, Oklahoma, Idaho and North Dakota.
- Super Service – With more than 1,200 late model tractors and 2,500 trailers, it has one of the most extensive fleets in the region.
- TMC Transportation – One of the largest employee-owned flatbed trucking companies in the United States, it has more than 40 years in the flatbed industry.
- U.S.A. Truck – U.S.A. Truck’s fleet consists of more than 2,000 tractors and 6,000 dry-van trailers; All of U.S.A. Truck’s trailers are 53 ft (16 m) dry-vans; the company does not operate any flatbed, refrigerated or tanker trailer fleets.
- U.S. Xpress – With a compounded annual growth of 16 percent since 1994, 8,000 tractors and 22,000 trailers, it now stands as the nation’s 3rd largest privately-owned truckload carrier.
- Werner – Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; expedited; temperature-controlled; and flatbed services.
- Western Express, Inc. – This asset-based truckload carrier runs approximately 2,500 power units and in excess of 6,500 trailers, and 100% of its power units are satellite-tracked.
Post Author: Greg Dotson, Program Director, Lead CDL Instructor-Maryville, Peak Technical Institute