Training Available to New Truck Drivers
At Don Hummer Trucking, we understand that being a successful driver starts with a quality training program.
If you are an entry level truck driver and are seeking employment, Don Hummer offers the opportunity to train and develop safe driver skills and habits within a controlled environment. Our Driving Forward: Driver Development Program is perfect for new drivers looking to grow their confidence on the road.
Driving Forward: Driver Development Program
We are excited to utilize resources close to home such as Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA; Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines, IA; and Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA.
Kirkwood Community College: Jessica Baustian at 319-398-5529 or Megan Newman at 319-398-7768
Des Moines Area Community College: Dave Pfiffner at 515-262-1680
Hawkeye Community College: Rozann Dallenbach at 319-296-4286
Following the successful completion of coursework, typically four weeks, you begin on-the-job training, where you will be matched with experienced professional trainers who are there to support and advise you.
The Driving Forward program consists of several stages allowing for multiple interactions with trainers, and giving you the opportunity to build confidence in you own skills gradually, in a controlled manner.
While training you will not be expected to operate as a “team”. Your trainer will supervise and advise from the passenger seat while you gain real world driving experience.
If you have recently completed a driver training course and would like to learn more about being placed with a Don Hummer Trucking trainer, please contact recruiting at 888-323-6115.
Drivers Receive Compensation while Training!
New drivers will be paid salary for training, and receive an increase in compensation at the successful completion of each stage. Upon completion of all four stages, you will receive certification to be eligible for regional or national compensation packages. Even while training with us, we consider you a full-time employee, and you are eligible for all benefits.