Jon Placement Assistance

Students attending training will be given full access to the resources of the Placement Department. It is our objective to aid each student in the employment process by inquiries to prospective employers by telephone, Internet searches and student hometown area news media resources. Each student will be given a listing of those companies receptive.

Each student will be given instruction on proper interviewing techniques and resume writing. After graduation, the Placement Department will contact each student for follow-up and further assistance as needed in the job search process.

Student understands and agrees that he/she will follow all instructions provided by the Placement Department. The school is eager to help those students that are eager to help themselves. Landing that first job, may require a number of company contacts. Students who do not execute the job assistance strategy and training will find success more difficult to attain. Students are cautioned from setting their expectations to a certain type of driving job such as accepting jobs that are “only over-the-road” or “only local” or “I will not touch any freight” etc. Our message and recommendation is to be open to all types of opportunities. The most important factor after graduation is becoming employed and begins logging experience hours!

The graduate should remember the final decision on hiring rests with the employer. Drive Life CDL, LLC. does not imply nor guarantee employment upon successful completion of training. Employers are influenced by such factors as technical skills displayed, class attendance, character and personality traits, a favorable appearance, previous work history and the basic desire to work.

Drive Life CDL, LLC. Job Placement Assistance is available in future years should the graduate contemplate a change in jobs. However, priority is always given to the most recent graduates. Inquiries received from potential employers concerning our graduates are reported to our Placement Director.

Drive Life CDL reserves the right to withhold job placement assistance to those students who do not graduate, or to those graduates who are terminated from a job secured through Drive Life for misconduct, and those graduates who are delinquent in their tuition payment obligations.

2020 Median Pay

Entry-Level Education
Work Experience in a Related Occupation On-the-job Training
Number of Jobs, 2019
Job Outlook, 2019-29
Employment Change, 2019-29

$47,130 per year
$22.66 per hour
Postsecondary non-degree award None
Short-term on-the-job training 2,029,900
2% (slower than average)

Quick Facts: Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers

The median annual wage for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $47,130 in May 2020. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than the amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $30,660, and the top 10 percent earned more than $69,480. In May 2020, the median annual wages for heavy and tractor-trailer drivers in the top three industries in which these drivers worked were as follows:

Drivers of heavy trucks and tractor-trailers are usually paid by how many miles they have driven, plus bonuses. The per- mile rate varies from employer to employer and may depend on the type of cargo and the experience of the driver. Some long-distance drivers, especially owner-operators, are paid a share of the revenue from shipping.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers,
at (visited April 14, 2021).


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