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Yellow CDL Driving Academy

Tuition-Free Training for Tomorrow's Professional Drivers

Bring a good attitude and strong work ethic, and we'll pay you and provide tuition-free training to launch your Yellow trucking career. Call us at (833) 475-8201.

At the Yellow Driving Academy, students get paid to earn their commercial driver's license (CDL) certification and learn how to drive the Yellow way.

The open road is calling.

For more than 90 years, drivers have been the beating heart of Yellow. Their professionalism and expertise are the reasons our customers keep coming back. If you want to join the best people in transportation and help write the next great chapter in the LTL industry, the tuition-free Yellow Driving Academy is a great place to start. Yellow is one of the few trucking companies that charges no tuition for CDL training and actually pays students while they attend the Driving Academy.


The Yellow CDL Driving Academy will teach you the skills to be one of the best and safest drivers on the road. Our instructors, many with more than a million miles of safe driving experience, will actively engage you in the classroom, in the practice yard and on the road, laying the foundation for a fulfilling and dynamic career as a Yellow truck driver.


Yellow has continued to add more locations and terminal-hosted academies, graduating more than 1,000 new CDL drivers in 2022. In a recent article, Transport Dive highlighted Yellow's commitment to training safe and professional drivers.

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Upcoming Driving Academies

Ready to earn your CDL? Click the link below to find a Yellow Driving Academy near you, or call our hotline at (833) 475-8201. 

Why drive for Yellow?
  • Competitive pay
  • 100% paid health benefits for you and your family
  • More time at home
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick days
  • Company-paid hotel for overnights
  • Hourly pay for load delays and layovers
  • Paid training
  • Exceptional value—other CDL academies can cost up to $7,000
Earn your CDL certification.

The Yellow CDL Driving Academy consists of four weeks of classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training with an experienced and highly qualified instructor. The program is both entry-level driver training-compliant and fully registered through the Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program. 


Once you graduate from the Yellow CDL Driving Academy and obtain your CDL and endorsements, you'll return to your home terminal for a minimum of four weeks of paid training.


In total, you'll received more than 320 hours of instruction, all of it tuition-free and paid for by Yellow.  Click here to read more about Yellow's CDL training on The Extra Mile blog.

What Driving Academy students say

“Great experience with the academy. I was well-prepared for the DMV test. Instructors went above and beyond to make sure I knew everything I needed to know for the test.”


“The instructors were professional and the curriculum is on point. They have given us more than enough tools to succeed while safely moving forward in this industry. I can’t wait to get started.”


“All information given was precise and they made everything easy to understand. The instructors had lots of patience and were willing to work with each student one-on-one to make sure they got what they needed.” 

How to enroll

So, how do you get started? Well, there are a few steps. First, contact our Driving Academy Hotline at (833) 475-8201 to apply and learn more about enrollment.


As part of the application process, you’ll be required to:


  • Obtain a Class A CDL permit 
  • Pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination and drug test 
  • Complete a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) HAZMAT threat assessment


Once you've completed these requirements, it's on to four weeks of paid training at a Yellow CDL Driving Academy near you.

Yellow Driving Academy Locations

We currently operate 21 permanent Driving Academy locations across 16 U.S. states.

Map of Yellow CDL Driving Academies

Join Our Team

We’re looking for great people just like you.

Browse our open positions, or call 833-475-8201 to speak with a recruiter.

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