Veriha Trucking School – Company Paid CDL Training

Veriha Trucking School

Veriha Trucking, Inc. was established in 1978 by John Veriha in Porterfield, Wisconsin. John Veriha as the company’s only employee, making long haul runs across the country, transporting products from Wisconsin to California and back. Thanks to John’s dedication and reliability, his company grew and prospered in a short amount of time. In fact, in 1982, Veriha Trucking moved to nearby Marinette, Wisconsin in order to expand the business.

Today, Veriha Trucking is owned and operated by John’s own daughter, Karen. The trucking company provides logistic solutions in the 48 contiguous states and parts of Canada. Over 250 Veriha truck drivers work out of four terminals located in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast regions. Veriha truck drivers haul a variety of different products, including paper goods, pet food, groceries, produce, auto parts and more.

Even though the company has grown over the past four decades, Veriha Trucking still holds true to their core values and goals:

  • Safety
  • Personal Development
  • People First
  • Go the Extra Mile
  • Sustainable Results

Veriha Trucking works hard to offer sustainable, affordable and safety-conscious logistic solutions to their vast network of customers.

Not only does Veriha Trucking take care of their customers, they take great pride in taking care of their drivers as well. It’s no wonder that Veriha Trucking was voted by their drivers as one of the “Best Fleets to Driver For in 2018”.

The Veriha Trucking School Paid Apprenticeship Program

What sets Veriha Trucking’s company paid CDL training program apart from other paid CDL training programs is that you will be hired as a full-time paid employee from day 1 of the program.

The Veriha Trucking paid apprenticeship program is 8 to 12 weeks long and begins at the Veriha Trucking School in Marinnette, Wisconsin.

In order to be considered for the Veriha Trucking Paid Apprenticeship Program, you will be required to fill out an application and send in a recorded video of yourself answering the following four questions:

  1. What is a personal accomplishment you are most proud of and why?
  2. Why do you want to be a professional driver?
  3. What sets you apart from our other applicants to be one of the 3.5 million professional drivers in the US?
  4. What are three characteristics that describe a professional driver? Which one is most important?

Your video doesn’t have to look like a Hollywood production. You can simply use your smart phone video camera or a webcam to record yourself answering the four questions above.

The Veriha Trucking Driving Academy administrator will review your application and video and decide if you qualify for the apprenticeship program based on your answers.

The Paid Apprenticeship Program Costs

The only costs you will have to pay are your transportation costs to and from the Veriha Trucking School located in Marinnette, Wisconsin as well as your meals and drinks. You will also be required to pay the fee for your commercial learner’s permit (CLP) which you will be required to obtain in your own state before you start the program. All other expenses, such as lodging, are covered by Veriha Trucking.

As long as you complete the paid apprenticeship program and drive for Veriha Trucking for at least 18 months, you will not be required to pay back any portion of the $11,500 tuition. If, however, you break the contract before the 18 months is up, you will be required to pay back the entire $11,500 tuition.

Keep in mind that the Veriha Trucking School does not have an option to pay all CDL training costs up front with no obligation to drive for them once your training is complete. 

What to Bring to the Veriha Trucking School

You’ll be required to bring the following items with you to the Veriha Trucking School since they will not be supplied by the school:

  • Birth certificate (original or certified copy)
  • Current valid driver’s license or state ID card
  • Social security card
  • Medical card
  • Personal email address
  • Notepad and pen or pencil for taking notes during class
  • Battery-operated alarm clock, calculator and a clipboard
  • Voided personal check for payroll direct deposit
  • Beneficiary/dependent information
  • Clean clothes for 3 weeks (must be weather-appropriate)
  • Rain gear and jacket
  • Flashlight and gloves
  • Slip-resistant footwear 
  • Either a sleeping bag or bed linens (sheets, blanket, pillow)
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items 
  • Any medications, glasses and/or contact lenses
  • Personal items should be brought in a soft-sided duffel bag instead of a suitcase

While you are not required to bring a U.S. Passport, you are required to bring the proper identification with you to training.

The Veriha Trucking School Curriculum

The Paid Apprenticeship Program curriculum includes classroom instruction, lab time and behind the wheel training, and is broken down as follows:

CourseClassroom HoursLab HoursBehind the Wheel Hours
Unit 1: Basic Operation15.03.024.0
Unit 2: Safe Operating Practices6.02.017.0
Unit 3: Advanced Operating Practices11.03.03.0
Unit 4: Vehicle Maintenance3.03.00.0
Unit 5: Non-Vehicle Activities34.09.0N/A
During the course, you’ll learn about basic operation, safe operating practices, vehicle maintenance and many other non-vehicle activities. You’ll experience a mixture of classroom instruction, and behind-the-wheel training, both on the practice range and on the roadways.

During the first week of the program, you’ll experience a mix of classroom instruction, range training and simulator training.

Since the majority of the CDL training program is geared towards a hands-on approach, you’ll only spend 2 to 4 days in the classroom. The rest of your time will be spent on the range and roadways. Keep in mind though, that any student that feels they need a little more classroom time will be accommodated.

You’ll spend about 2 days on the practice range. The week you take your CDL test, you’ll spend 3 days on the range as well.

During the range training, Veriha Trucking School tries to make sure that there are no more than 4 students inside the cab with the instructor. Whenever one student is practicing backing maneuvers, another truck is available on the range so the other students can practice their pre-trip inspection.

Any time spent on the practice range with your trainer will be one on one.

Veriha Trucking OTR Training

During your Over-The-Road (OTR) training, you will run solo operations with an experienced Veriha Trucking driver training instructor. During the last 2 weeks of your OTR training, you’ll undergo what is known as the Co-Driving Phase of your OTR training. During this phase, Veriha Trucking will pair you up with another student apprentice and the two of you will haul freight as a solo operation, NOT a team.

In order to fulfill your OTR training requirements you’ll be required to accumulate at least 8,500 miles behind-the-wheel. You can expect the OTR training to take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks.

From the very first day of your OTR training, you’ll receive $600 per week. After you obtain your CDL, your pay will be bumped up to $700 per week. 

Obtaining Your CDL 

Before you can start driving for Veriha Trucking as a solo driver, you’ll be required to obtain your Class A commercial driver’s license (CLD).

The requirements to obtain your Class A CDL include the following:

  • Apply for your CDL at a State Department of Transportation Driver’s License Site. You’ll be required to bring documents proving your birth date, full legal name and social security card. 
  • Testify that you are eligible to obtain a CDL by completing the Certification for Commercial Driver’s License form.
  • Provide the required documents, including proof of citizenship, lawful permanent residency and either the employment authorization document (EAD) or I-94.
  • Provide your current driver’s license showing your current address.
  • Possess your commercial learner’s permit (CLP) for at least 14 days.
  • Allow an interstate review of your driving record which must be clean in all 50 states.
  • Pass a vision screening.
  • Pass a written knowledge exam. If you are applying for any CDL endorsements, you will be required to pass a written exam for each endorsement as well.
  • Pass a road skills test in the class of vehicle you are being licensed to operate.

After you obtain your CDL and complete your OTR training, you’ll be given your own Veriha tractor-trailer and will start doing solo runs on your own without a trainer. It’s at this time that you’ll start getting paid per mile at whatever the mileage rate is depending on your fleet type (over-the-road or regional) with a weekly guaranteed pay (G-PAY) of $900 per week.

The table below shows the pay range for each fleet option:

RegionFleet TypeHome TimePay Range
MidwestRegionalWeeklyUp to $59,500 Yearly
MidwestOver The RoadBi-WeeklyUp to $73,000 Yearly
NortheastRegionalWeeklyUp to $63,000 Yearly
NortheastOver The RoadBi-WeeklyUp to $73,000 Yearly
SoutheastOver The RoadBi-WeeklyUp to $69,000 Yearly
As you can see in the table above, your home time, yearly salary and pay frequency will all vary depending on whether you choose to be an OTR driver or regional driver in the region you’re operating in.

Benefits:

  • Voted “Best Fleets to Drive for in 2018”.
  • From day 1 of the Paid Apprenticeship Program you start earning a wage.
  • You’ll receive hands-on paid training from highly qualified truck driving instructors at Veriha Trucking School.
  • If you drive for Veriha Trucking for at least 18 months, your paid apprenticeship training is free.
  • You are guaranteed home time.
  • Regional drivers earn $60,000 annually with weekly home time.
  • Over-The-Road drivers earn $73,000 annually with bi-weekly home time.
  • Over-The-Road (OTR) positions are available in the Southeast region.
  • Both Regional and Over-The-Road (OTR) positions are available in the Midwest and Northeast regions.
  • You’ll receive weekly paychecks via direct deposit.
  • You’ll receive weekly guaranteed performance pay (G-PAY).
  • You’ll have the opportunity to increase your weekly earning potential twice a year.
  • You’ll receive HazMat and Clean DOT Inspection pay.
  • You can earn safety bonuses and efficiency bonuses based on your performance.
  • You’ll have performance pay reviews.
  • You’ll receive vacation pay and holiday pay.
  • You’ll have the choice of either standard or per pay diem pay plans.
  • You’ll be eligible to receive medical, dental and vision insurance.
  • You’ll be eligible to receive company-paid life insurance.
  • You’ll be eligible for the company match 401-k retirement savings plan.
  • Pet policy.
  • Rider policy.
  • 24/7 Driver Support.
  • You’ll be eligible for the Driver Referral Rewards Program.
  • You’ll be operating newer late-model equipment for training and company drivers, including Freightliner Cascadia and Volvo VNL 64T670 tractors.
  • Every tractor comes equipped with Electronic Logs (XRS tablet based system by Omnitracs) and GPS Routing.
  • Veriha Trucking has a mix of APU units, bunk heaters, opt-idle and park smart tractor-trailers.
  • Veriha Trucking is family owned and operated and respects all of their driving professionals.
  • Veriha Trucking is a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).

Requirements:

  • You must be at least 21 years of age or older to qualify.
  • You must provide proof of legal U.S citizenship or a Green Card.
  • You must meet Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Administration requirements.
  • You must possess a high school diploma, GED or pass an entrance exam.
  • You must possess a current valid driver’s license from the state you reside in.
  • You must obtain a valid Class “A” Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) from your state of residency.
  • You must pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical at a medical clinic specified by the school.
  • You must not have failed any drug/alcohol tests in the past 5 years (DUI,OWI,DWI or BAC’s).
  • You must pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) drug/alcohol screening.
  • If required, you must be able to successfully pass the Functional Capacity Evaluation.
  • You must meet all Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements in order to gain employment.
  • You must have a clean Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) from your state of residency.
  • You must submit a recorded video interview.
  • Any felony convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you do drive for Veriha Trucking for at least 18 months you will be required to pay back the full tuition of the Paid Apprenticeship Program.

Veriha Trucking School Location:

Veriha Trucking, Inc.
2830 Cleveland Avenue
Marinette, WI 54143

Veriha Trucking School – Company Paid CDL Training

Veriha Trucking School

Veriha Trucking, Inc. was established in 1978 by John Veriha in Porterfield, Wisconsin. John Veriha as the company’s only employee, making long haul runs across the country, transporting products from Wisconsin to California and back. Thanks to John’s dedication and reliability, his company grew and prospered in a short amount of time. In fact, in 1982, Veriha Trucking moved to nearby Marinette, Wisconsin in order to expand the business.

Today, Veriha Trucking is owned and operated by John’s own daughter, Karen. The trucking company provides logistic solutions in the 48 contiguous states and parts of Canada. Over 250 Veriha truck drivers work out of four terminals located in the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast regions. Veriha truck drivers haul a variety of different products, including paper goods, pet food, groceries, produce, auto parts and more.

Even though the company has grown over the past four decades, Veriha Trucking still holds true to their core values and goals:

  • Safety
  • Personal Development
  • People First
  • Go the Extra Mile
  • Sustainable Results

Veriha Trucking works hard to offer sustainable, affordable and safety-conscious logistic solutions to their vast network of customers.

Not only does Veriha Trucking take care of their customers, they take great pride in taking care of their drivers as well. It’s no wonder that Veriha Trucking was voted by their drivers as one of the “Best Fleets to Driver For in 2018”.

The Veriha Trucking School Paid Apprenticeship Program

What sets Veriha Trucking’s company paid CDL training program apart from other paid CDL training programs is that you will be hired as a full-time paid employee from day 1 of the program.

The Veriha Trucking paid apprenticeship program is 8 to 12 weeks long and begins at the Veriha Trucking School in Marinnette, Wisconsin.

In order to be considered for the Veriha Trucking Paid Apprenticeship Program, you will be required to fill out an application and send in a recorded video of yourself answering the following four questions:

  1. What is a personal accomplishment you are most proud of and why?
  2. Why do you want to be a professional driver?
  3. What sets you apart from our other applicants to be one of the 3.5 million professional drivers in the US?
  4. What are three characteristics that describe a professional driver? Which one is most important?

Your video doesn’t have to look like a Hollywood production. You can simply use your smart phone video camera or a webcam to record yourself answering the four questions above.

The Veriha Trucking Driving Academy administrator will review your application and video and decide if you qualify for the apprenticeship program based on your answers.

The Paid Apprenticeship Program Costs

The only costs you will have to pay are your transportation costs to and from the Veriha Trucking School located in Marinnette, Wisconsin as well as your meals and drinks. You will also be required to pay the fee for your commercial learner’s permit (CLP) which you will be required to obtain in your own state before you start the program. All other expenses, such as lodging, are covered by Veriha Trucking.

As long as you complete the paid apprenticeship program and drive for Veriha Trucking for at least 18 months, you will not be required to pay back any portion of the $11,500 tuition. If, however, you break the contract before the 18 months is up, you will be required to pay back the entire $11,500 tuition.

Keep in mind that the Veriha Trucking School does not have an option to pay all CDL training costs up front with no obligation to drive for them once your training is complete. 

What to Bring to the Veriha Trucking School

You’ll be required to bring the following items with you to the Veriha Trucking School since they will not be supplied by the school:

  • Birth certificate (original or certified copy)
  • Current valid driver’s license or state ID card
  • Social security card
  • Medical card
  • Personal email address
  • Notepad and pen or pencil for taking notes during class
  • Battery-operated alarm clock, calculator and a clipboard
  • Voided personal check for payroll direct deposit
  • Beneficiary/dependent information
  • Clean clothes for 3 weeks (must be weather-appropriate)
  • Rain gear and jacket
  • Flashlight and gloves
  • Slip-resistant footwear 
  • Either a sleeping bag or bed linens (sheets, blanket, pillow)
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items 
  • Any medications, glasses and/or contact lenses
  • Personal items should be brought in a soft-sided duffel bag instead of a suitcase

While you are not required to bring a U.S. Passport, you are required to bring the proper identification with you to training.

The Veriha Trucking School Curriculum

The Paid Apprenticeship Program curriculum includes classroom instruction, lab time and behind the wheel training, and is broken down as follows:

CourseClassroom HoursLab HoursBehind the Wheel Hours
Unit 1: Basic Operation15.03.024.0
Unit 2: Safe Operating Practices6.02.017.0
Unit 3: Advanced Operating Practices11.03.03.0
Unit 4: Vehicle Maintenance3.03.00.0
Unit 5: Non-Vehicle Activities34.09.0N/A
During the course, you’ll learn about basic operation, safe operating practices, vehicle maintenance and many other non-vehicle activities. You’ll experience a mixture of classroom instruction, and behind-the-wheel training, both on the practice range and on the roadways.

During the first week of the program, you’ll experience a mix of classroom instruction, range training and simulator training.

Since the majority of the CDL training program is geared towards a hands-on approach, you’ll only spend 2 to 4 days in the classroom. The rest of your time will be spent on the range and roadways. Keep in mind though, that any student that feels they need a little more classroom time will be accommodated.

You’ll spend about 2 days on the practice range. The week you take your CDL test, you’ll spend 3 days on the range as well.

During the range training, Veriha Trucking School tries to make sure that there are no more than 4 students inside the cab with the instructor. Whenever one student is practicing backing maneuvers, another truck is available on the range so the other students can practice their pre-trip inspection.

Any time spent on the practice range with your trainer will be one on one.

Veriha Trucking OTR Training

During your Over-The-Road (OTR) training, you will run solo operations with an experienced Veriha Trucking driver training instructor. During the last 2 weeks of your OTR training, you’ll undergo what is known as the Co-Driving Phase of your OTR training. During this phase, Veriha Trucking will pair you up with another student apprentice and the two of you will haul freight as a solo operation, NOT a team.

In order to fulfill your OTR training requirements you’ll be required to accumulate at least 8,500 miles behind-the-wheel. You can expect the OTR training to take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks.

From the very first day of your OTR training, you’ll receive $600 per week. After you obtain your CDL, your pay will be bumped up to $700 per week. 

Obtaining Your CDL 

Before you can start driving for Veriha Trucking as a solo driver, you’ll be required to obtain your Class A commercial driver’s license (CLD).

The requirements to obtain your Class A CDL include the following:

  • Apply for your CDL at a State Department of Transportation Driver’s License Site. You’ll be required to bring documents proving your birth date, full legal name and social security card. 
  • Testify that you are eligible to obtain a CDL by completing the Certification for Commercial Driver’s License form.
  • Provide the required documents, including proof of citizenship, lawful permanent residency and either the employment authorization document (EAD) or I-94.
  • Provide your current driver’s license showing your current address.
  • Possess your commercial learner’s permit (CLP) for at least 14 days.
  • Allow an interstate review of your driving record which must be clean in all 50 states.
  • Pass a vision screening.
  • Pass a written knowledge exam. If you are applying for any CDL endorsements, you will be required to pass a written exam for each endorsement as well.
  • Pass a road skills test in the class of vehicle you are being licensed to operate.

After you obtain your CDL and complete your OTR training, you’ll be given your own Veriha tractor-trailer and will start doing solo runs on your own without a trainer. It’s at this time that you’ll start getting paid per mile at whatever the mileage rate is depending on your fleet type (over-the-road or regional) with a weekly guaranteed pay (G-PAY) of $900 per week.

The table below shows the pay range for each fleet option:

RegionFleet TypeHome TimePay Range
MidwestRegionalWeeklyUp to $59,500 Yearly
MidwestOver The RoadBi-WeeklyUp to $73,000 Yearly
NortheastRegionalWeeklyUp to $63,000 Yearly
NortheastOver The RoadBi-WeeklyUp to $73,000 Yearly
SoutheastOver The RoadBi-WeeklyUp to $69,000 Yearly
As you can see in the table above, your home time, yearly salary and pay frequency will all vary depending on whether you choose to be an OTR driver or regional driver in the region you’re operating in.

Benefits:

  • Voted “Best Fleets to Drive for in 2018”.
  • From day 1 of the Paid Apprenticeship Program you start earning a wage.
  • You’ll receive hands-on paid training from highly qualified truck driving instructors at Veriha Trucking School.
  • If you drive for Veriha Trucking for at least 18 months, your paid apprenticeship training is free.
  • You are guaranteed home time.
  • Regional drivers earn $60,000 annually with weekly home time.
  • Over-The-Road drivers earn $73,000 annually with bi-weekly home time.
  • Over-The-Road (OTR) positions are available in the Southeast region.
  • Both Regional and Over-The-Road (OTR) positions are available in the Midwest and Northeast regions.
  • You’ll receive weekly paychecks via direct deposit.
  • You’ll receive weekly guaranteed performance pay (G-PAY).
  • You’ll have the opportunity to increase your weekly earning potential twice a year.
  • You’ll receive HazMat and Clean DOT Inspection pay.
  • You can earn safety bonuses and efficiency bonuses based on your performance.
  • You’ll have performance pay reviews.
  • You’ll receive vacation pay and holiday pay.
  • You’ll have the choice of either standard or per pay diem pay plans.
  • You’ll be eligible to receive medical, dental and vision insurance.
  • You’ll be eligible to receive company-paid life insurance.
  • You’ll be eligible for the company match 401-k retirement savings plan.
  • Pet policy.
  • Rider policy.
  • 24/7 Driver Support.
  • You’ll be eligible for the Driver Referral Rewards Program.
  • You’ll be operating newer late-model equipment for training and company drivers, including Freightliner Cascadia and Volvo VNL 64T670 tractors.
  • Every tractor comes equipped with Electronic Logs (XRS tablet based system by Omnitracs) and GPS Routing.
  • Veriha Trucking has a mix of APU units, bunk heaters, opt-idle and park smart tractor-trailers.
  • Veriha Trucking is family owned and operated and respects all of their driving professionals.
  • Veriha Trucking is a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).

Requirements:

  • You must be at least 21 years of age or older to qualify.
  • You must provide proof of legal U.S citizenship or a Green Card.
  • You must meet Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Administration requirements.
  • You must possess a high school diploma, GED or pass an entrance exam.
  • You must possess a current valid driver’s license from the state you reside in.
  • You must obtain a valid Class “A” Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) from your state of residency.
  • You must pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical at a medical clinic specified by the school.
  • You must not have failed any drug/alcohol tests in the past 5 years (DUI,OWI,DWI or BAC’s).
  • You must pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) drug/alcohol screening.
  • If required, you must be able to successfully pass the Functional Capacity Evaluation.
  • You must meet all Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements in order to gain employment.
  • You must have a clean Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) from your state of residency.
  • You must submit a recorded video interview.
  • Any felony convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you do drive for Veriha Trucking for at least 18 months you will be required to pay back the full tuition of the Paid Apprenticeship Program.

Veriha Trucking School Location:

Veriha Trucking, Inc.
2830 Cleveland Avenue
Marinette, WI 54143

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