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How We Train.


  • Cuba, AL
  • Alma, TX
  • Pleasant Hill, NC

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expert driver training

1st Seat Program

Experience Flatbed Drivers

  • 1 Week orientation and evaluation paid @ $1k per week
  • For experienced flatbed drivers
  • Must have minimum 12 months flatbed experience in the last year

Fast Track Program

OTR Drivers without Flatbed Experience

  • 2 weeks flatbed training paid @ $1k per week
  • For experienced drivers without flatbed experience
  • Learn every aspect of the flatbed industry, bumper to bumper
  • Must have minimum 12 months of verifiable, over-the-road experience in a CMV in the last year

Student Drivers

Recent CDL Graduates

  • Paid Orientation & Training $750
  • Hotel, breakfast and lunch provided during orientation & yard training
  • Hot lunch provided final week
  • Home most weekends during driving training
  • Up to $6,000 Tuition Reimbursement

7 Week Driver
Training Schedule

  • Week 1: Orientation
  • Week 2: On-the-yard training at McElroy
    Work with safety managers. Learn skills like load securement, backing & DOT regulations.
    Company provided hotel, breakfast and lunch during orientation & yard training.
  • Weeks 3-6: On-the-road training with driver trainer
  • Week 7: Final week training. Skills testing & evaluation. Truck assigned.


  • Min. 21 years old
  • Class A CDL
  • Pass agility test
    • Able to lift/carry 100-lb. tarps
    • Able to climb
  • Solid work history
  • Pass urine & hair follicle drug screen
  • Past 5 years:
    • No DUI, DWI
    • No reckless or careless driving
    • No alcohol or drug conviction