New Drivers

Quality On the Job Driver Training

If you are working on earning your CDL you have probably started thinking about where you are going to go once you graduate. But most companies require at least a full year of experience before they will hire you.

With our On-the-Job driver training, you can earn quality over the road driving experience while training with some of the most professional drivers in the industry. Our program is designed to help you build a strong foundation for a long lasting career and prep you to become a Certified Solo driver in as little as 4 months while earning $40,000 or more in your first year. After one full year, you'll begin earning $58 - $63k driving full time solo and will receive Guaranteed Pay Increases for the following 3 years.


What are the requirements?

Space in this program is limited, so we are seeking only best-in-class drivers who are serious about building a strong foundation for their driving career. All applicants will be required to complete a rigorous interview process to determine eligibility for the program.

Qualifying applicants must also:

  • Have your CDL-A
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have ZERO moving violations in the past 3 years
  • Have no serious preventable crashes in the past 3 years
  • Have no reckless driving violations
  • Have no alcohol-related convictions in a motor vehicle.
  • Have no drug-related convictions.


Take a look at the Program Schedule below to learn more. If you are ready to start building your career with Nussbaum, give us a call at (866) 764-3907 or click APPLY NOW below.





Phase 1
Week 1 | Orientation

Begin with 3 days of in-house orientation followed by 2 days in the truck with a local trainer.

Pay - $600 Salary
Phase 2
Week 2-5 | 1st Round With Trainer

4 weeks over the road with a trainer. During this time you will stay mostly regional and begin to touch on mountains and the East Coast in the last couple of weeks.

Pay - $600 Salary
Phase 3
Week 6-9 | 1st Round Solo

4 weeks solo over the road. Gain experience as a solo driver hauling in our Midwest and Southern regions.

Pay - $0.35 - $0.45 / mile with a $700 weekly minimum guarantee
Phase 4
Week 10-13 | 2nd Round With Trainer

4 more weeks with a trainer. You will gain deeper insight from your trainer and have the opportunity to further develop your skills and build good habits.

Pay - $650 Salary
Phase 5
Week 14-17 | 2nd Round Solo

During these 4 weeks you will experience solo driving in our full service area. Dispatches may include mountain regions and the East Coast.

Pay - $0.36 - $0.46 / mile with a $700 weekly minimum guarantee
Phase 6
Week 18-26 | Certified Solo Driver

At this stage you will complete a 1/2 day evaluation with our safety team. With a successful evaluation, you will head back on the road as a Certified Solo Driver after only 4 months.

Pay - $0.37 - $0.47 / mile with a $800 weekly minimum guarantee
Phase 7
Week 27-52 | 6 Month Review

After spending some time out as a Certified Solo Driver you will perform a 6 month review with the Performance Coach, Training Administrator, and your Driver Manager. A successful review will result in another $0.01/mile increase in pay.

Pay - $0.38 - $0.48 / mile with a $800 weekly minimum guarantee



Congratulations! You have completed the Nussbaum Finishing Program.
Your pay rate increases to $0.40 - $0.50 / mile with a $950 weekly minimum guarantee.
Additionally, you will begin receiving a $0.02 / mile bonus adding up to a total increase of $0.04 / mile.



Start Building Your Career Today!

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