From CDL school to owner operator: Florida TDI graduate succeeds at Halvor Lines

Dawn has always been driven to succeed – but when paralegal training landed her in an office cubicle, workdays closed in around her. “Sitting there, I felt like I was trapped in a box,” she recalls, “I knew I needed more freedom, needed to do my own thing.”

That's when Dawn decided to follow in her father's footsteps and become a professional truck driver. She enrolled in Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training at the Truck Driver Institute (TDI) in Sanford, FL. Soon after, she enrolled in Halvor’s paid OTR Finishing Program.

In just two years, Dawn has quickly progressed from trainee to owner operator. She recently purchased her first truck – a Peterbilt 389 - through Halvor’s lease purchase program. She’s confident in her decision, thanks to stable weekly miles and the mentoring and support she’s received from Halvor staff and other experienced drivers.

If you’d like to hear about Halvor Lines directly from Dawn, she shares her thoughts here.

About Halvor Lines

Halvor Lines is a family-run trucking and logistics company that believes customer and driver satisfaction drivers our success.

We employ drivers in four divisions -- dry van, deck van, flatbed, and refrigerated -- and offer a variety of OTR and regional driving opportunities. Named a Best Fleet to Drive For nine years running, Halvor operates out of six terminals in Superior, WI, Des Moines IA, South Bend IN, and Rosemount, Clearwater, and Inver Grove Heights, MN. Our professional drivers are made up of more than 550 company drivers and more than 100 owner-operators.

How to become a truck driver at Halvor Lines

There are two ways to become a truck driver with Halvor Lines. The first is to choose from one of our partner schools and colleges, like TDI in Sanford, FL. You can also obtain a CDL through our Halvor’s paid CDL training program. You can contact one of our recruiters to learn more.