Driver Development Program

The Ward Driver Development Program is designed to grow the careers of our own! Let US train YOU to become a CLASS A driver who has the skills and the knowledge to enjoy a long, successful career with one of the longest family-run trucking companies in the country.

 

Sound good so far? Great, let’s keep going! Here are several more reasons to give this some serious thought!

 

 

We’ve upgraded your pay as you train – We now offer $1200 per week during training.

 

 

Lodging and lunches are covered – Even weekend lodging is available for those that don’t travel home on the weekend.  During the training days, lunch will be brought in from local restaurants.

 

 

Travel expenses are reimbursed – This will cover your initial trip to the training site and your final trip home.

 

 

Our equipment is sweet – Yearly reinvestments are made to add more equipment and to replace the old.  Cruise around the Mid-Atlantic in style and safety as new Mack Anthems and Internationals continue to enter the fleet.  Ward also has top-notch trailers with roll open doors.  Trailer roster includes Great Danes, Vanguards, and Stoughtons.

 

 

Our average annual salary is sweeter – Class A drivers have the option of driving P&D or Line Haul. Both provides excellent pay and benefits, but depending on what  working hours you desire, you may prefer on over the other.

P&D Truck Driver Average Annual Salary – $71,000  / average hours 8am-6pm

Line Haul Truck Driver Average Annual Salary – $92,000 / average hours 8pm-8am

wages may vary from one service center to another.

 

 

DDP Training Locations:  Charlotte, NC / Altoona, PA / Pittsburgh, PA / Philadelphia, PA / Columbus, OH / Toledo, OH

 

The length of the class varies on experience:

Permit truck drivers – 5 weeks

Class A truck driver with less than 1 year experience – 3 weeks

 

CONTACT YOUR SERVICE CENTER MANAGER FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP FOR ONE OF THE UPCOMING CLASSES!