One of the most commonly asked questions we get here at St. George Express is: How do I become a driver?
Short answer — just apply! We don’t require any formal commercial driving experience and our trainers are comfortable working with all skill levels. We offer free commercial driver’s license (CDL) training, which is about a $600 value, and work with you to ensure that you’re prepared to hit the road.
Our only requirements are: All drivers must be 21 years or older, must have a valid driver’s license and CDL, and have no more than two moving violations in the last year.
That’s it! We offer part-time and full-time employment opportunities and have bus routes at all times of the day, allowing you to work when your schedule permits. Drivers can sign on to make daily trips to and from Salt Lake or go into our charter program with trips to the many national parks and residential destinations in-between.
It’s a fairly simple process from there, with the only real hurdle being obtaining your CDL. If you’re already certified, you could start driving as soon as we process all your information.
For new drivers that have never driven commercial vehicles before, we’ll put you through training for free. Although it takes time, the application steps are pretty straightforward and there’s a lot you can do to be prepared.
STEP ONE: LEARN THE MATERIAL
The first step is to stop by your local DMV and pick up a copy of your state’s CDL manual. When you officially apply for your CDL, you’ll need to take a written knowledge test. Ensure that you’ve studied the manual carefully because it provides all the information you’ll be tested on.
STEP TWO: LEARN TO DRIVE
Once you’ve passed your written test, you can start driving with a learner’s permit under the supervision of one of our driving trainers.
When you feel comfortable behind the wheel, and have the required hours of practice in, you can take the CDL skills test. You will be tested on specific driving skills based on the type of vehicles you’ll be driving and regular tasks you’ll need to perform on the road.
STEP THREE: GET ON THE ROAD
After you pass the skills test, your CDL will be issued to you and you’ll be an officially certified driver. If you’re planning to drive commercial vehicles long-term, the value of a CDL will extend beyond your time driving with St. George Express.
The are several benefits of starting your driving career with us. If you’re planning on working any sort of commercial driving job from express shuttle services like ours, to school bus drivers, a CDL will be required. Getting the experience of driving for St. George Express will set you up to drive commercial vehicles anywhere. Not to mention the growth opportunities, employee health insurance and sign on bonus for qualifying applicants.
So if you happen to be wondering: How do I become a driver? Apply here, or just give us a call at (800) 356-9796. One of our customer service representatives would be happy to get you started.