Boyd Bros. Transportation, an Alabama-based flatbed truckload carrier, opened a new driver-training school, Boyd Driving Academy.
Candidates will receive Internet classroom experience to help them prepare for and take their Class-A CDL permits. Once they get their permits, they will head to Birmingham, Alabama, for the hands-on portion of the program. There, 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 and meals.
“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., in a release.
Boyd Bros. operates primarily throughout the eastern two-thirds of the United States, serving high-volume, time-sensitive shippers that demand time-definite delivery, and open-deck/specialty services. Boyd Transportation has full-service terminals in Birmingham, Alabama; Cincinnati, Ohio; and its home offices in Clayton, Alabama, – as well as service centers in Greenville, Mississippi, Cartersville, Georgia, and Cofield, North Carolina.
In order to become a student driver with Boyd, applicants must be at least 22 years old, have a valid driver’s license, consistent employment history and clean driving record. Students must also pass a DOT drug screen and physical as well as pass an agility test.