YRC/Yellow Driving Academy

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by Eric4Yeshua1337, Aug 31, 2022.

  1. Eric4Yeshua1337

    Eric4Yeshua1337 Light Load Member

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    I will start this thread on my experience going through Yellow’s Driving Academy. I have a terminal manager meeting tomorrow. I’m planning on attending the Indianapolis Line Haul Academy.

    About Me: I’m 36 years old, have six kids, and been a LPN (nurse) for 12+ years. I have been wanting a switch out of healthcare and driving a truck has been on the forefront of my mind. My wife and I have talked it over now for about a year and will consider Yellow as LTL type work seems more appealing to me than straight out OTR.

    The recruiter did explain to me that linehaul drivers can and do have the possibility of being out a couple days a week or even being home every day. It depends on freight movements, terminals, weather, etc.

    Looking forward to my next adventure!
     
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  3. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    Good luck on your new adventure...
     
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  6. Eric4Yeshua1337

    Eric4Yeshua1337 Light Load Member

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    Had interview with the terminal manager from Indy. He said it seems like I would be a good candidate and will email HR to continue the process!

    He did say the Linehaul position would require some days away from home a week so he did want me to know the truth beforehand. He said he isn’t a recruiter and won’t sugar coat anything. I appreciated his honestly. The good news is my wife is supportive, I have older children that can help, and a support network in place as I first get started!
     
  7. Chinatown

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    Good for you. Can earn a good pension and have good benefits and free health insurance.
    You won't regret making this decision.
     
  8. Jenkins2020

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    They offer paid training and require you to get all your endorsements, so that's a plus. Theyre one of the only union trucking companies left. It's a mix of LTL & OTR, so if you do decide to leave, you'll be able to transition into any other trucking job easily.

    I've never heard anything bad about the company from any driver. Lots of guys have been working there for 20+ years and retire from it.
     
  9. Knightcrawler

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    Well, there is a few things not to like about Yellow. I worked for Holland for 3 years linehaul before Yellow merged them in, but nothing severe.

    If you are running out of the Indy barn you will most likely start out on the open board. You COULD BE out 5 days at a time. You COULD BE home every night.

    Get your CDL, stay there a year or 2 and then figure out what you want to do from there. At least you arent going to a mega.
     
  10. Eric4Yeshua1337

    Eric4Yeshua1337 Light Load Member

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    Their linehaul is being restructured under Yellow’s “One Yellow” initiative with a goal of reducing or eliminating layovers. That will probably make some drivers happy. More home time!

     
  11. Eric4Yeshua1337

    Eric4Yeshua1337 Light Load Member

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    **Keeping myself accountable**

    I have a DOT physical scheduled tomorrow at 10:30AM. I have studied a little bit from the CDL driver's manual from Indiana. Sadly, my well pump in my house acted up and haven't had any water for a few days. I've been replacing different parts (I was a Plumber's Apprentice for a short while so it is something I can do). The check valve seized and I couldn't figure out why the water wasn't going to the house even though I was getting water from the main! I would be studying more if it wasn't for this issue!
     
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