Become a Trainer in Just 12 Weeks

Looking to fast-track your new professional driving career? Consider joining our team of professional driver trainers. We can get you training – and earning and additional 15 cents per mile — in just 12 weeks. Here’s how it works:

  • Complete the first phase of our ELDT program through Halvor Lines (that’s CDL training)
    – OR – come to us through an approved CDL school
  • Pass your CDL exam
  • Spend 3-4 weeks training with a Halvor lines trainer
  • Follow training with 8-9 weeks of team driving (most often with the same Halvor driver trainer)
  • Establish a solid record for safety, productivity and other items on Halvor’s driver performance scorecard
  • Demonstrate a desire to share your knowledge and set new drivers up for success

Once you become a trainer, choose to work one of two training tracks:

5 week finishing program

You’ll prepare drivers to hit the road solo in five weeks, using passenger-side coaching, focused safety training, and mentoring around customer service, budgeting on the road and more.

12 week trainee-to trainer

Take graduates of Halvor’s CDL program from trainee to trainer in 12 weeks. We pair Halvor’s federally-registered CDL curriculum with eight to nine weeks of team driving to deliver maximum training per mile.

Full-time or part-time trainer? You decide.

Some of our trainers have a trainee in their truck every week. Others take breaks between trainees. We’ll work with you to find a schedule that best fits your training style and personal preferences, including how much additional income you want to earn from training each year.

Trainers and trainees: We work to find good matches.

When you’re training someone, you’re spending a lot of time together in the truck. So it’s important that you get along. That’s why our training department staff spends time getting to know you — and then works to pair you with trainees who will work well with your personality and instruction style.

We’re proud of our strong track record in this area, but there are times folks just don’t fit. When that happens, we’ll help transition your trainee to a different trainer and find another student for you.

Want some time solo before becoming a trainer? No worries!

Many of our trainers get a year or more of driving under their belt before becoming trainers. If that’s your path, we encourage you to take it. When you decide you’re ready to learn more about a career in driver training, we’ll be here for you!

Questions? Contact one of our recruiters.

Our Halvor Lines recruiters can answer more specific questions about our trainee-to-trainer program. Contact them today!

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Dawn H.
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