Georgia Driving Academy (GDA) is Stevens Transport’s CDL training program partner in South Georgia, providing training to the top truck drivers in Georgia for more than 25 years. This partnership allows new drivers to take advantage of training with employers themselves in earning their Commercial Drivers License. Graduates of GDA can earn up to $50,000 in their first year and up to $70,000 in their third year.
In addition to receiving their CDL, students learn best practices and how to be the best and safest drivers on the road from certified professional trainers. Students get the time and help needed during the three-week commercial driving course to be the top drivers on the road today. New driver trainees can enroll anytime, but classes are held Monday through Saturday and last three weeks long. Stevens sponsors the cost of training as well as lodging and transportation to Columbus, GA.
Upon completion of the truck driver training program at GDA, each student is required to attend orientation at Stevens Transport headquarters in Dallas, Texas – transportation will be provided. After receiving the CDL, drivers begin the over the road training program. This includes being paired with a driver mentor and trainer, where students receive 1-on-1 training and complete 240 hours behind the wheel over the course of five to six weeks. Individual training includes driving and navigating all five regions of of the U.S., while learning how to haul time-sensitive and temperature-controlled commodities. The hands-on aspect of this training will put your career on the road to success and includes a weekly salary during this time.
As new employees of Stevens Transport, drivers will be assigned to their own equipment and be paid on a per-mile basis at this point, earning an average of $50,000 in the first year and $70,000 in the third year. Drivers can take their career in a number of directions at this point, including:
Georgia Driving Academy – Columbus
3625 Manchester Expressway – Suite C
Columbus, GA 31909
Toll Free: 1-800-333-8595
Clayton Bryant recently reached his 1-million-mile mark with Stevens Transport. After being a company driver for a year, Clayton leased a truck through the Contractor Division for two years where he learned about the business side of trucking. Clayton was provided with a big business support that worked alongside him to help him succeed. This allowed him to achieve his dreams of building a house and purchasing two of his dream cars. He then purchased a truck through Alliance and became an Owner Operator where his business really took off.
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