CLAYTON, Ala. — Boyd Bros. Transportation, an Alabama-based flatbed truckload carrier, is opening a new truck driving school.
Named Boyd Driving Academy, the school will provide student drivers with the opportunity to learn everything needed to become safe and confident drivers upon graduation.
“We want to continue to build our industry by selecting top candidates, providing amazing training and supporting them as they grow from student to driver to owning their own truck or small fleet,” said David Mays, manager of Boyd Driving Academy. “The addition of Boyd Driving Academy will help give these drivers a solid foundation to start their careers.”
Candidates to Boyd Driving Academy will receive internet classroom experience to help them prepare for and take their Class-A CDL permits.
Once they obtain their CDL permits, they will go to Birmingham, Alabama, for the hands-on portion of the program. Here, students will learn basic truck controls and how to navigate different road characteristics as well as other key elements, including pre/post trip inspections, tire chain installation and removal, and accident procedures.
While attending the school, candidates will also receive housing, meals and a $400 loan each week.
“Boyd drivers can make as much as $72,000 their first year of driving with us,” said Dwight Bassett, COO and CFO for Boyd Bros. “Driving a truck to deliver America’s goods is a noble, honorable profession. We want to support drivers and their families by giving them quality training and compensating them for their hard work and commitment to safety.”
The company is well known in the trucking industry for its strong training programs and skilled, safe-minded drivers, Bassett said, noting that one out of every six drivers at Boyd Bros. are million-mile drivers. This achievement is given to drivers who have accumulated a million or more miles of safe driving and is something that few drivers ever achieve during their careers.
In order to become a student driver with Boyd, applicants must be at least 22 years old, have a valid Class A CDL and graduated from a truck driving school, consistent employment history and clean driving record.
Students must also pass a Department of Transportation drug screen and physical as well as pass an agility test.
“Drivers at Boyd Bros. enjoy top pay, late-model equipment, medical and life insurance plans, a referral bonus program,” Bassett said. The company also offers substantial freight, load matching and high standards for safety and service, ensuring productivity and success. Best of all, 95 percent of Boyd drivers are home each weekend.”
For more information about the services or career opportunities at Boyd Bros., visit www.driveforboyd.com or call 888- 485-8717. 8
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