KLLM Trucking School Review – Company Paid CDL Training

KLLM Trucking

KLM, Inc. was created in 1963 under the ownership of Tom I. Kobuke, W.J. Liles, B.C. Lee, and Henry Moudy, Sr. In 1986, the company adopted the name KLLM Transport Services, using the last initial of the original founders to form the name KLLM.

Originally, KLLM Transport Services was a truck brokerage whose main order of business was transporting exempt goods across the southern United States. Now, KLLM Trucking hauls temperature-controlled products and dry goods, such as food, medical supplies, cosmetics, various chemicals, and paper products. KLLM has come a long way from its humble beginnings when it only had three tractor-trailer combos. Now, with a fleet of 1,500 tractors and 2,400 refrigerated tractor-trailers, KLLM Transport services all 48 contiguous states and Mexico on a daily basis.

Founded in 2013, KLLM Driving Academy has partnered with Hinds Community College to provide students with fully accredited truck driver training. With KLLM Driving Academy, you not only receive high-quality, state-of-the-art CDL training, you also receive college credit hours when you graduate.

KLLM Trucking School Review – Company Paid CDL Training

KLLM Trucking

KLM, Inc. was created in 1963 under the ownership of Tom I. Kobuke, W.J. Liles, B.C. Lee, and Henry Moudy, Sr. In 1986, the company adopted the name KLLM Transport Services, using the last initial of the original founders to form the name KLLM.

Originally, KLLM Transport Services was a truck brokerage whose main order of business was transporting exempt goods across the southern United States. Now, KLLM Trucking hauls temperature-controlled products and dry goods, such as food, medical supplies, cosmetics, various chemicals, and paper products. KLLM has come a long way from its humble beginnings when it only had three tractor-trailer combos. Now, with a fleet of 1,500 tractors and 2,400 refrigerated tractor-trailers, KLLM Transport services all 48 contiguous states and Mexico on a daily basis.

Founded in 2013, KLLM Driving Academy has partnered with Hinds Community College to provide students with fully accredited truck driver training. With KLLM Driving Academy, you not only receive high-quality, state-of-the-art CDL training, you also receive college credit hours when you graduate.

 

The KLLM Driving Academy has three locations:

  • Chicago Heights, IL
  • Jackson, MS
  • Lancaster, TX

This allows prospective students all over the Midwest, South, and Southwestern states to obtain paid CDL training. Each location offers a 22-day Class A CDL training program in partnership with a local community college. Students attending the Chicago Heights location will be trained by instructors from Prairie State College. Students attending the Jackson, Mississippi location will be trained by instructors from Hinds Community College. Students attending the Lancaster, Texas location will be trained by instructors from Cedar Valley College.

At each location you’ll be trained on the same equipment you’ll be operating as a KLLM driver. This means hands-on experience behind the steering wheel of a refrigerated tractor-trailer and not just a computer simulator, although, you will practice shifting and steering using a simulator as well. Each KLLM Driving Academy is fully accredited by the state.

The KLLM trucking school in Lancaster, Texas is a 44,000 square-foot school outfitted with modern, state-of-the-art classrooms, a 4-acre backing range, and a practice road. The Texas facility also features a driving simulation lab, a refrigeration lab, electronic log lab, full-service cafeteria, and lodging facilities large enough to house 43 students. The residence hall even includes refrigerators, microwave ovens, cable television, free WiFi, laundry facilities, computer labs, and a study hall.

The paid CDL training program at KLLM Trucking is split up into three core sections:

  1. Classroom Instruction
  2. Driving Training
  3. Internship Program

In the classroom, you’ll prepare for the Class A Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) exam by listening to lectures, studying Department of Transportation rules and regulations, and going through exam prep textbooks and study aids. You can expect to learn about the following:

  • Truck Mechanical Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Proper Logging
  • Hours & Service Requirements
  • Map Reading
  • Trip Planning
  • Accident Procedures
  • Hazard Perception
  • DOT Rules & Regulations
  • Cargo Documentation
  • Weight Scales
  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Post-Trip Inspection
  • CDL Exam Prep

Once you pass the CLP exam and obtain your learner’s permit, you’ll move on to the next phase of the training program.

The next phase of your truck driver training will take place inside the cab of a tractor-trailer as you learn backing maneuvers and other driving configurations on the practice range. First you’ll observe your instructor from inside the cab as he or she performs each maneuver. You’ll also observe your instructor from outside the tractor-trailer as he teaches you how to perform a pre-trip and post-trip inspection. Finally, you’ll get your hands on the steering wheel and will be guided by your instructor as you practice various driving maneuvers on the lot.

You’ll practice the following on the driving range:

  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Post-Trip Inspection
  • Straight Line Backing
  • Offset Backing
  • Site Side Parallel Backing
  • Blind Side Parallel Backing
  • Alley Docking
  • Coupling & Uncoupling
  • Sliding 5th Wheel & Tandem
  • Serpentine Maneuvers
  • Cornering

Once your instructor feels that you’re ready for some road practice, he or she will take you onto the practice road and have you practice the following:

  • Shifting Techniques
  • RPM & Speed Control
  • Clutch Control
  • Turns
  • Cornering
  • Local Driving
  • City Driving
  • Highway Driving

Once you’ll accumulated enough hours of range and road practice, you’ll take the Class A Commercial Driver’s License exam and obtain your Class A CDL. After you obtain your CDL, you’ll start the KLLM Internship Program.

The KLLM Internship Program is approximately six weeks long. You’ll go on the road with a certified instructor and haul loads as a team. You and your instructor will take turns operating the tractor-trailer and he will help guide you through the entire pickup/transport/drop off process. You’ll earn $73.57 per day, and up to $514.99 a week. KLLM Trucking states that you’ll make a minimum of $2,400 of Internship pay during the OTR training period.

Once you finish the required six weeks of over-the-road training, KLLM will offer you employment if they feel you qualify. You can then choose to drive for KLLM Trucking or end your relationship with the company there and look for a driving position somewhere else.

If you agree to drive for KLLM Transport for at least 1 year after your training, you’ll automatically qualify for a $4,000 KLLM Scholarship (MS and IL locations only) which will cover the cost of your tuition.

One of the great aspects about KLLM Transport is that they have different types of driving positions to choose from (depending on the location), including:

  • Over-The-Road (OTR)
  • Regional
  • Tyson Foods
  • Dedicated
  • Dray
  • Less-Than-Truckload (LTL)
  • Rail Driver
  • Lease Purchase

While KLLM Transport has many positions to choose from, don’t expect to choose the best position as a rookie driver. Like any other trucking company, a few years of driving experience, a good attitude, and a stellar safety record is your quickest way into a prime trucking position.

KLLM trucking school also offers a Refresher paid CDL training course for those of you who already have a Class A CDL but haven’t operated a tractor-trailer in awhile. The course is similar to the course for new students, except you’ll skip the classroom portion of the program and head straight to the range and road training for 6 days before entering the Internship Program. As long as you work for KLLM Transport for at least 6 months after your training, your tuition will be paid for in full.

Benefits:

  • As a new student your tuition is paid for in full as long as you drive for KLLM Transport for at least 1 year.
  • As a refresher student, your tuition is paid in full as long as you drive for KLLM Trucking for at least 6 months.
  • Breakfast is provided by the motel and lunch is provided by the school.
  • A daily shuttle service transports you back and forth between the motel and school.
  • The motel is equipped with a washer and dryer.
  • You’ll train on the same exact equipment you’ll operate as a KLLM Transport truck driver.
  • You’ll receive hands-on training on state-of-the-art computer simulators and real tractor-trailers.
  • The school is equipped with modern classrooms, a cafeteria, laundry facilities, cable TV, WiFi, and more.
  • Your Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) and COmmercial Driver’s License (CDL) is paid for by the school.
  •  Your paid CDL training is only 22 days long.
  • The Internship Program is only 6 weeks long and pays $73.57 per day, up to $514.99 per week, and a minimum of $2,400 total.
  • If you finish the CDL training program and Internship Program and qualify, you will be hired by KLLM Trucking.
  • KLLM Transport has several different driver positions to choose from such as OTR, Regional, Dedicated, LTL, and more.
  • New drivers receive a $250 to $500 Incentive Bonus.
  • You’ll operate late-model tractors equipped with modern technology.
  • Regular maintenance is performed on KLLM Transport’s fleet to ensure that the equipment is always in good working order.
  • KLLM Trucking owns a network of 2,000 service facilities nationwide.
  • Starting drivers earn an average of $.38 cents per mile while drivers with 10 years experience or more earn an average of $.50 per mile.
  • OTR Drivers are not required to drive in NYC or Canada.
  • OTR Drop pay is $25 for intermediate stops 1 and 2, and $40 for intermediate stops 3 and greater.
  • OTR Drivers receive layover pay after 24 hours.
  • Detention pay is $10 per hour after the first 3 hours, up to $100 per day.
  • OTR drivers receive $225 at the end of orientation.
  • 1 year OTR drivers earn 1 week of vacation pay and 2-year OTR drivers earn 2 weeks of vacation pay.
  • OTR drivers receive individual and family medical & vision insurance, a prescription card, and dental coverage after 90 days.
  • Each OTR driver is eligible for a 401(k) retirement savings plan after 1 year of employment, fully vested after 5 years.
  • OTR team drivers start at $.48 per mile and make $.53 per mile after 5 years.

Requirements

  • Students must be 21 years of age or older.
  • New students and Refresher students must bring a copy of their driver’s license, Social Security card, and birth certificate.
  • New students coming by bus, should arrive in Jackson on Sunday in order to start class on Monday.
  • Refresher students coming by bus should arrive in Jackson on Tuesday in order to start class on Wednesday.
  • Be sure to pack a week’s worth of clothing since new students will be at the academy for 3 weeks, and refresher students will be there for 8 days. The motel does offer a washer and dryer.
  • Students will be offered a continental breakfast at the motel and the school will provide students with a lunch each day.
  • Students are responsible for providing their own dinner. Students commuting to the school will receive paid lunch each day the school is open, Monday through Saturday.
  • Out of town students who are unable to commute to school will stay at the Motel 6 Jackson Airport-Pearl, 216 N. Pearson Road, Pearl, MS.
  • Motel 6 offers shuttle service every day to the school and back to the motel. School hours are 7 AM – 5 PM. Students should be in the motel lobby by 6:45 AM to catch the shuttle.
  • Students must come equipped with a notebook, paper, and a pen or pencil. All other materials will be provided by the school.
  • Students are required to bring money for extra meals, snacks, and personal items. The school pays for each student’s Class A Permit and Class A CDL.
  • The tuition is paid for by KLLM Trucking as long as the new student finishes the CDL training program and signs an agreement to work for KLLM for 1 year. Any new student that does not fulfill the 1-year period will be required to pay back the remaining tuition on a pro-rated basis.
  • The tuition for refresher students is paid for as long as the refresher student finishes the CDL training program and signs an agreement to work for KLLM Trucking for 6 months. Any refresher student that does not fulfill the 6-month period will be required to pay back the remaining tuition on a pro-rated basis.
  • Students must come to school neatly dressed and wear proper footwear. Flip-flops, sandals, and open-toed shoes are prohibited. Shorts must come to within 1 inch of the knee. Nose rings and any other facial rings are also prohibited. Females are required to wear proper undergarments for support.

KLLM Trucking School Locations:

The KLLM Driving Academy has three locations:

  • Chicago Heights, IL
  • Jackson, MS
  • Lancaster, TX

This allows prospective students all over the Midwest, South, and Southwestern states to obtain paid CDL training. Each location offers a 22-day Class A CDL training program in partnership with a local community college. Students attending the Chicago Heights location will be trained by instructors from Prairie State College. Students attending the Jackson, Mississippi location will be trained by instructors from Hinds Community College. Students attending the Lancaster, Texas location will be trained by instructors from Cedar Valley College.

At each location you’ll be trained on the same equipment you’ll be operating as a KLLM driver. This means hands-on experience behind the steering wheel of a refrigerated tractor-trailer and not just a computer simulator, although, you will practice shifting and steering using a simulator as well. Each KLLM Driving Academy is fully accredited by the state.

The KLLM trucking school in Lancaster, Texas is a 44,000 square-foot school outfitted with modern, state-of-the-art classrooms, a 4-acre backing range, and a practice road. The Texas facility also features a driving simulation lab, a refrigeration lab, electronic log lab, full-service cafeteria, and lodging facilities large enough to house 43 students. The residence hall even includes refrigerators, microwave ovens, cable television, free WiFi, laundry facilities, computer labs, and a study hall.

The paid CDL training program at KLLM Trucking is split up into three core sections:

  1. Classroom Instruction
  2. Driving Training
  3. Internship Program

In the classroom, you’ll prepare for the Class A Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) exam by listening to lectures, studying Department of Transportation rules and regulations, and going through exam prep textbooks and study aids. You can expect to learn about the following:

  • Truck Mechanical Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Proper Logging
  • Hours & Service Requirements
  • Map Reading
  • Trip Planning
  • Accident Procedures
  • Hazard Perception
  • DOT Rules & Regulations
  • Cargo Documentation
  • Weight Scales
  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Post-Trip Inspection
  • CDL Exam Prep

Once you pass the CLP exam and obtain your learner’s permit, you’ll move on to the next phase of the training program.

The next phase of your truck driver training will take place inside the cab of a tractor-trailer as you learn backing maneuvers and other driving configurations on the practice range. First you’ll observe your instructor from inside the cab as he or she performs each maneuver. You’ll also observe your instructor from outside the tractor-trailer as he teaches you how to perform a pre-trip and post-trip inspection. Finally, you’ll get your hands on the steering wheel and will be guided by your instructor as you practice various driving maneuvers on the lot.

You’ll practice the following on the driving range:

  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Post-Trip Inspection
  • Straight Line Backing
  • Offset Backing
  • Site Side Parallel Backing
  • Blind Side Parallel Backing
  • Alley Docking
  • Coupling & Uncoupling
  • Sliding 5th Wheel & Tandem
  • Serpentine Maneuvers
  • Cornering

Once your instructor feels that you’re ready for some road practice, he or she will take you onto the practice road and have you practice the following:

  • Shifting Techniques
  • RPM & Speed Control
  • Clutch Control
  • Turns
  • Cornering
  • Local Driving
  • City Driving
  • Highway Driving

Once you’ll accumulated enough hours of range and road practice, you’ll take the Class A Commercial Driver’s License exam and obtain your Class A CDL. After you obtain your CDL, you’ll start the KLLM Internship Program.

The KLLM Internship Program is approximately six weeks long. You’ll go on the road with a certified instructor and haul loads as a team. You and your instructor will take turns operating the tractor-trailer and he will help guide you through the entire pickup/transport/drop off process. You’ll earn $73.57 per day, and up to $514.99 a week. KLLM Trucking states that you’ll make a minimum of $2,400 of Internship pay during the OTR training period.

Once you finish the required six weeks of over-the-road training, KLLM will offer you employment if they feel you qualify. You can then choose to drive for KLLM Trucking or end your relationship with the company there and look for a driving position somewhere else.

If you agree to drive for KLLM Transport for at least 1 year after your training, you’ll automatically qualify for a $4,000 KLLM Scholarship (MS and IL locations only) which will cover the cost of your tuition.

One of the great aspects about KLLM Transport is that they have different types of driving positions to choose from (depending on the location), including:

  • Over-The-Road (OTR)
  • Regional
  • Tyson Foods
  • Dedicated
  • Dray
  • Less-Than-Truckload (LTL)
  • Rail Driver
  • Lease Purchase

While KLLM Transport has many positions to choose from, don’t expect to choose the best position as a rookie driver. Like any other trucking company, a few years of driving experience, a good attitude, and a stellar safety record is your quickest way into a prime trucking position.

KLLM trucking school also offers a Refresher paid CDL training course for those of you who already have a Class A CDL but haven’t operated a tractor-trailer in awhile. The course is similar to the course for new students, except you’ll skip the classroom portion of the program and head straight to the range and road training for 6 days before entering the Internship Program. As long as you work for KLLM Transport for at least 6 months after your training, your tuition will be paid for in full.

Benefits:

  • As a new student your tuition is paid for in full as long as you drive for KLLM Transport for at least 1 year.
  • As a refresher student, your tuition is paid in full as long as you drive for KLLM Trucking for at least 6 months.
  • Breakfast is provided by the motel and lunch is provided by the school.
  • A daily shuttle service transports you back and forth between the motel and school.
  • The motel is equipped with a washer and dryer.
  • You’ll train on the same exact equipment you’ll operate as a KLLM Transport truck driver.
  • You’ll receive hands-on training on state-of-the-art computer simulators and real tractor-trailers.
  • The school is equipped with modern classrooms, a cafeteria, laundry facilities, cable TV, WiFi, and more.
  • Your Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) and COmmercial Driver’s License (CDL) is paid for by the school.
  •  Your paid CDL training is only 22 days long.
  • The Internship Program is only 6 weeks long and pays $73.57 per day, up to $514.99 per week, and a minimum of $2,400 total.
  • If you finish the CDL training program and Internship Program and qualify, you will be hired by KLLM Trucking.
  • KLLM Transport has several different driver positions to choose from such as OTR, Regional, Dedicated, LTL, and more.
  • New drivers receive a $250 to $500 Incentive Bonus.
  • You’ll operate late-model tractors equipped with modern technology.
  • Regular maintenance is performed on KLLM Transport’s fleet to ensure that the equipment is always in good working order.
  • KLLM Trucking owns a network of 2,000 service facilities nationwide.
  • Starting drivers earn an average of $.38 cents per mile while drivers with 10 years experience or more earn an average of $.50 per mile.
  • OTR Drivers are not required to drive in NYC or Canada.
  • OTR Drop pay is $25 for intermediate stops 1 and 2, and $40 for intermediate stops 3 and greater.
  • OTR Drivers receive layover pay after 24 hours.
  • Detention pay is $10 per hour after the first 3 hours, up to $100 per day.
  • OTR drivers receive $225 at the end of orientation.
  • 1 year OTR drivers earn 1 week of vacation pay and 2-year OTR drivers earn 2 weeks of vacation pay.
  • OTR drivers receive individual and family medical & vision insurance, a prescription card, and dental coverage after 90 days.
  • Each OTR driver is eligible for a 401(k) retirement savings plan after 1 year of employment, fully vested after 5 years.
  • OTR team drivers start at $.48 per mile and make $.53 per mile after 5 years.

Requirements

  • Students must be 21 years of age or older.
  • New students and Refresher students must bring a copy of their driver’s license, Social Security card, and birth certificate.
  • New students coming by bus, should arrive in Jackson on Sunday in order to start class on Monday.
  • Refresher students coming by bus should arrive in Jackson on Tuesday in order to start class on Wednesday.
  • Be sure to pack a week’s worth of clothing since new students will be at the academy for 3 weeks, and refresher students will be there for 8 days. The motel does offer a washer and dryer.
  • Students will be offered a continental breakfast at the motel and the school will provide students with a lunch each day.
  • Students are responsible for providing their own dinner. Students commuting to the school will receive paid lunch each day the school is open, Monday through Saturday.
  • Out of town students who are unable to commute to school will stay at the Motel 6 Jackson Airport-Pearl, 216 N. Pearson Road, Pearl, MS.
  • Motel 6 offers shuttle service every day to the school and back to the motel. School hours are 7 AM – 5 PM. Students should be in the motel lobby by 6:45 AM to catch the shuttle.
  • Students must come equipped with a notebook, paper, and a pen or pencil. All other materials will be provided by the school.
  • Students are required to bring money for extra meals, snacks, and personal items. The school pays for each student’s Class A Permit and Class A CDL.
  • The tuition is paid for by KLLM Trucking as long as the new student finishes the CDL training program and signs an agreement to work for KLLM for 1 year. Any new student that does not fulfill the 1-year period will be required to pay back the remaining tuition on a pro-rated basis.
  • The tuition for refresher students is paid for as long as the refresher student finishes the CDL training program and signs an agreement to work for KLLM Trucking for 6 months. Any refresher student that does not fulfill the 6-month period will be required to pay back the remaining tuition on a pro-rated basis.
  • Students must come to school neatly dressed and wear proper footwear. Flip-flops, sandals, and open-toed shoes are prohibited. Shorts must come to within 1 inch of the knee. Nose rings and any other facial rings are also prohibited. Females are required to wear proper undergarments for support.

KLLM Trucking School Locations:

KLLM Driving Academy
191 S. Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

KLLM Driving Academy
130 Riverview Drive
Richland, MS 39218

KLLM Driving Academy
3100 Danieldale Road
Lancaster, TX 75134

Get Paid While You Train and Make $45,000 or More Your First Year with Paid CDL Training!

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