YRC Freight CDL Training Academy (07.31.17 Class) - Hammond, IN in Chicago Heights, Illinois

YRC Freight is sponsoring individuals interested in obtaining a Class A CDL through our very own CDL Training Academy. Prospective Students for this program:

  • Will not currently possess a Class A CDL

  • Will be interested in becoming an Over-the-Road (solo or team driving) and/or City Driver (dependent upon location) for YRC Freight

  • Will be available to attend classes 5 days per week (daytime hours) for 4 consecutive weeks

After successful completion of the four-week course, you will take the state exam to obtain your Class A CDL with Hazmat, Tanker, and Doubles/Triples endorsements. From there, you can apply and be immediately considered for conditional employment with YRC Freight!

If you have the commitment to obtain your Class A CDL and become a top notch driver, our academy will help you meet that goal by providing you the best training with the safest equipment available!

The Top benefits to attending our Academy include:

  1. Fully paid tuition, book and equipment costs (some conditions apply)

  2. Candidate will be responsible for cost of permit, license, endorsements and DOT medical card

  3. Great student to instructor ratio to allow for optimal learning opportunities

  4. Potential opportunity to be employed by YRC immediately following graduation

  5. Instructor assistance in preparing and obtaining endorsements


All student opportunities are intended for individuals who have not previously attended and/or graduated from a truck driving school.

Our Academy in Hammond, IN directly supports our Chicago Heights Terminal, where you can potentially be offered conditional employment after graduation.

In order to be a student at the YRC Freight CDL Training Academy, you must:

  1. Be age 21 or over.

  2. Have a current and valid driver’s license.

  3. Have a record of safe and competent driving as demonstrated on a state Motor Vehicle Record.

  4. Must be willing and able to obtain a Class A Permit (prior to starting class).

  5. Be willing and able to obtain a Certified DOT Medical Card (prior to starting class).

  6. Meet all requirements to obtain a Hazmat endorsement.

  7. Meet all DOT requirements.

  8. Be willing and able to attend class 40 hours per week for 4 weeks and maintain an acceptable attendance record.

  9. Have a reliable form of transportation.

Our Academy Instructors are Committed to Safety…

Our top of the line instructors will put the emphasis on safety beginning day 1. We are dedicated and determined to teaching and providing you with the tools necessary to be the safest driver on the road. Our instructors have adopted a constant and intentional focus on safety, ensuring we continuously train, proactively engage all and utilize all available technology to provide the safest environment possible. When you join our Academy, you will be joining a school that is a true leader when it comes to prioritizing safety.

To learn more about becoming a driver for YRC Freight, check out our Drive4YRC website, where you can learn about upcoming job fairs, training programs and see what some of our drivers have to say!



YRC Worldwide is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans

Title: CDL Training Academy (07.31.17 Class) - Hammond, IN

Location: IL-Chicago Heights

Requisition ID: 17020R