Yellow adds academies as novice driver training comes into effect


The day after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new entry-level driver training regulations went into effect, Yellow Corp. announced the addition of two driving academies.

Yellow Corp. said in a press release that it was adding two driving academies to the company’s 14 existing schools “to prepare the next generation of professional truck drivers for careers in transportation.”

The new academies are in two of the nation’s major transportation hubs, Yellow said: Marietta, Georgia, which serves the Atlanta market, and Cincinnati, which serves the South and Midwest.

Yellow’s 16 driving academies are certified as U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeship programs, which are designed to provide paid, on-the-job training while workers train for high-skilled work.

The company plans to open more locations in 2022, according to the press release.

Students enrolled in Yellow’s driving academies receive classroom training and instruction on the wheel. Participants do not pay tuition fees for the training. After completing the training and passing a commercial driver’s license test, trainees participate in an apprenticeship program with veteran yellow drivers. After the apprenticeship, graduates can join Yellow’s team of 14,000 professional drivers.

Other yellow driving academy sites:

  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • denver
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Hagerstown, MD.
  • Indianapolis
  • Kansas City, Kan.
  • Memphis, TN.
  • Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Pico Rivera, California.
  • Portland, Oregon.
  • Salt Lake City
  • South Bend, Ind.

Yellow Corp., based in Overland Park, Kansas, operates one of the largest LTL networks in North America. Its shares are traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange. It operates through the LTL portfolio of brands, including Holland, New Penn, Reddaway and YRC Freight, as well as a logistics company. The company was founded by AJ Harrell in 1924.

New entry-level driver training regulations

New novice driver training regulations require some CDL applicants to undergo training before they are allowed to take the required skill or knowledge test.

Training is required for these drivers:

  • For those getting a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time.
  • For anyone moving from a class B to a class A CDL.
  • For anyone getting a hazardous materials approval for the first time.
  • For anyone getting a school bus or passenger endorsement for the first time.

Access the register of FMSCA training providers here. LL

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