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Yellow CDL Driving Academy

At the Yellow Driving Academy, students get paid to earn their 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 the transportation industry and help write the next great chapter in the LTL industry, the tuition-free Yellow Driving Academy is a great place to start!


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 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.

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Upcoming Driving Academies

Ready to earn your CDL? Click the link below to find a Yellow Driving Academy event near you.

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.


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.


So, what do you need to do to get started? It’s simple: Apply to the Yellow Driving Academy. Once you’ve applied, you’ll be required to:

  • Pass a drug test
  • Pass a DOT physical
  • And successfully complete a Motor Vehicle Report

Then, once you obtain a Class A CDL Permit and complete a TSA background fingerprint check, it's on to four weeks of paid training at a CDL Training Academy near you.

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.