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Driver Trainers & Mentors

We highly-value the experience and patience of a seasoned driver, and we’re proud of our elite team of Universal Driver Trainers and Mentors. Our goal is to evaluate and improve the driving skills of all Universal drivers so that we’re all delivering a safe and satisfactory performance both internally and externally. We’re privileged to offer a diverse range of on-going training programs including Orientation Training, New Driver Development, Flatbed Development and Contractor Development.

For example, Orientation Training is for newly hired drivers and those who may only have military or driving school experience to become familiar with company policies, rules, regulations and standard operating procedures. Contractor Development is for future contractor candidates seeking a second chance and current drivers needing detailed training and close oversight to meet our company’s standards. Either way, our goal is to provide the education and necessary training to raise the safety and competency level of all our drivers while identifying and resolving any potential issues before they become actual problems.

If you want to advance your career and earn up to an additional $10,000 more per year while enjoying the rewarding experience of developing new drivers, ask us how to get started. A Universal Capacity Development Recruiter will gladly tell you how to become a Universal Driver Trainer and Mentor.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Earn up to an additional $10,000 year.
  • Build-up and diversify your resume.
  • Advance your career and future opportunities.
  • Earn the respect of other drivers and colleagues.
  • Benefit from consistent schedules and predictable home time.
  • Enjoy the evenings and weekends at home.
  • Paid weekly by direct deposit.
  • Medical/Dental Insurance.
  • 401(k) Traditional & Roth
  • Vacation & Holiday Pay
  • Located in Dearborn, Michigan.
  • Relocation may be a possibility.

Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid CDL Class A from the state of residence.
  • Must have 1-year of verifiable tractor trailer experience within the last 3 years.
  • Must provide an acceptable work history for the past 10 years. All gaps in employment must be accounted for.
  • A copy of a valid, long-form physical and medical card that has been performed within the last 12 months.
  • A DOT drug test with a negative result is required before an applicant starts driving.
  • No discharge for safety reasons from a previous employer.
  • Any preventable accidents within the last 3 years will be reviewed.
  • No more than 2 license suspension for non-moving violations.
  • No more than 2 moving violations in any type of motor vehicle within the last 3 years.
  • No license suspension or disqualification for traffic convictions within the last 3 years.
  • No drug or alcohol (DUI/DWI) related convictions or incidents within the last 5 years. Incidents over 5 years will be reviewed.
  • Criminal convictions may disqualify an applicant from further consideration. All criminal convictions will be considered on a case-by-case basis after taking into account the relevant facts and circumstances, including but not limited to the type of conviction, the date it occurred and its relevance to the contractual services to be performed.

FAQ - Training Programs

  • Q: Can GI Bill participants receive their BAH Stipend during the driver training phase?
  • A: Yes, and you can continue to draw BAH for up to 6 months after initial training. (T2T Only)
  • Q: What type of pay can I expect as a “trainee” in the Troops-To-Trucks or Train-To-Trucks Programs?
  • A: $10 per hour plus overtime for 5 weeks. (Various training locations available)
  • Q: Where is training located?
  • A: Training sites are available throughout the United States.
  • Q: How do I get to the driver training sites?
  • A: Transportation to-and-from training is provided by Universal.
  • Q: Where will I stay during the 5 weeks of training?
  • A: Lodging will be provided by Universal.
  • Q: Am I required to take a drug test?
  • A: Yes, and no history of drug use or DUIs within the last 5 years.
  • Q: What type of pay can I expect to receive as a Universal Driver Trainer?
  • A: $40 per day, which is up to $200 per week. And better yet, up to an additional $10,000 per year on-top of what you already make as a driver with Universal.

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