If you’re considering a career as a trucker, the first step is to get your CDL A through a reputable school. For those considering flatbed CDL jobs, Boyd Bros. Transportation has a CDL school that can open doors for a new and exciting career.
Boyd Bros. Transportation History
Boyd Bros was founded in 1956 and to this day, remains a flatbed and specialized trucking company. Boyd grew quickly after its purchase of WTI Transport in 1997. Today, Boyd Logistics and Mid Seven Transportation are a part of the Boyd Bros. Family.
The company has full-service terminals in:
- Cincinnati, OH
- Birmingham, AL
- Clayton, AL
They also have service centers in:
- Cartersville, GA
- Greenville, MS
- Cofield, NC
Boyd Bros hires both students and experienced drivers. As a result, company drivers enjoy competitive pay and benefits. Additionally, Boyd works with owner-operators and has a lease-purchase program that helps drivers become their own bosses.
For those who have yet to earn their CDL A license, Boyd offers training at their CDL school.
Boyd Bros Birmingham CDL Training School
Boyd Bros offers CDL classes in Alabama through the Boyd Driving Academy. The company, which launched the school in 2018, offers an internet-based classroom experience to prepare students for their Class A CDL permit exam.
Once students obtain their permit, they head to Birmingham, AL for the hands-on portion of the training. During the hands-on training portion, students will learn:
- Basic truck controls
- How to conduct pre-and post-trip inspections
- How to proceed in an accident
- Tire chain installation and removal
- How to navigate various roadways
Specifically, Boyd’s academy offers:
- 8 hours of classroom training in Birmingham
- Highway and road skills
- Basic controls
Along with training, Boyd will also provide students with:
- $400/week (as a loan) for living expenses
Students can focus more on training and less on the logistics of finding a place to stay and covering the cost of meals, transportation and other living expenses.
- At least 22 years of age
- Stable work history with no more than 5 jobs in the last three years and no gap in work history
- Pass the Department of Transportation’s drug screening, physical test and agility test
According to Boyd, students can earn up to $72,000 in their first year of working for the company.
How Much Does Training Cost?
Training at Boyd Bros costs around $5,000, according to data from Indeed.com. However, if you work for Boyd, you won’t have to pay for training upfront.
Boyd Bros Lease Purchase Program
After earning your CDL A through Boyd’s driver academy and working for the company for some time, you have the opportunity to transition to their lease purchase program.
The lease purchase program from Boyd Bros is for drivers who want to be their own bosses and have more control over their trucking careers.
The program offers:
- 65% of hauls
- No money down
- Minimum load pay
- No trailer rental
- 100% fuel surcharge
- Late-model equipment
Weekly payments are affordable – around $760-$800 per week. The interest rate for the program is 10% and deducted from the weekly lease payment.
Charges are deducted weekly from your settlement.
Boyd Bros Transportation aims to give drivers the support and tools they need to reach their trucking career goals. If you’ve yet to earn your CDL A, Boyd Driving Academy will supply the training you need to obtain your permit and your CDL A.
Once you have your CDL A, you can take advantage of their lease purchase program to work as your own boss. Or, you may find that you are content with life as a company driver. At the top level, company drivers can earn as much as $71,000.
Visit Drive4Boyd.com to find upcoming classes.