Training Timeline

C.R. England offers aspiring and experienced truck drivers the opportunity to drive their way to a successful career.

For our students, we offer a 17-day training program at one of our partner truck driving schools. Upon successful completion of your schooling and upon meeting our hiring requirements, you will be hired and provided with paid on-the-job training with a professional trainer. Your training and team driving will take place in two phases and ensures that you receive the most comprehensive training in the industry.


Training consists of team driving with a professional Trainer or driver mentor for a minimum of 180 driving hours, which takes approximately 30 days of being under Dispatch. During this time you will complete three training modules.

Team Driving

Once you have completed Training, the next step in your career will be Career Advancement Teaming.  During Career Advancement Teaming or CAT, you will team with another driver for up to six months from your hire date. At any time during the teaming period, you will have opportunities to seek careers in our network based on availability and qualifications. During CAT, you will further your education with the completion of six self-guided training modules. In Career Advancement Teaming, you will get paid to drive with a friend or partner to see the country. Undoubtedly you will face some challenges as a new qualified driver, like in any job, but with the camaraderie of a teammate and a pay raise each month, Career Advancement Teaming is a very exciting time in your career.

Once you begin teaming, you will be able to request home time. C.R. England values the work/family balance of our drivers and we will make every effort to get you home within two weeks of your request.

Once you have completed your training program you can choose from the following possibilities:

  • Continue as a Team in our National, Regional or Dedicated divisions where you can enjoy high miles and competitive pay with a stable company.
  • Become a Solo driver in our National, Regional or Dedicated division and receive a steady income.
  • Join our Intermodal team with high pay potential and frequent home time
  • Become a Trainer in the National, Regional or Dedicated divisions. Our Trainers are some of the best paid drivers in the industry, they enjoy high miles and they are considered some of the most skilled and qualified drivers on the road.

For more information, please call (800) 421-9004.