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Nebraska trucking company forges a path to driver success with innovative training and career progression programs


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One of the nation’s most respected refrigerated carriers is turning heads in the trucking industry by providing drivers with personalized training and career progression programs to help them grow their careers as driving professionals.

There’s a good reason that Nebraska-headquartered Grand Island Express has been named as a “Best Fleet to Drive For” for a decade straight: company leaders are committed to making sure that drivers have the training and tools they need to advance in their trucking careers, no matter their experience level.

Finding the Right Kind of Training for Each Driver

When a driver comes to Grand Island Express to begin their journey in the trucking industry, they’re provided with training to match their current skill set. Some drivers are starting from scratch and are introduced into a local CDL training program. Others benefit from working one-on-one with a Grand Island Express approved trainer, who can not only provide behind-the-wheel coaching for safety but can also work with a new driver on strategies to help them improve efficiency and get the most out of their on-duty hours. Newer drivers benefit from working closely with a trainer who has been there, done that, and knows how to handle the problems that can arise when out on the road.

Grand Island Express also offers new recruits the chance to pair up with a company mentor to help with their transition to their new career. During the 12 week mentorship program, new drivers participate in a weekly call covering a variety of trucking and job related topics. The program also allows new drivers to reach out to an experienced mentor for support or with any questions or concerns that may come up. The leadership of an experienced driver can make a huge difference in job satisfaction and success for a new recruit, the company says.

Career Advancement Opportunities: Get Paid More Without Driving More Miles

Grand Island Express provides drivers who have more experience with multiple pathways to advance in their driving careers.

Those who are interested in helping newer drivers are encouraged to consider becoming a trainer or even a mentor. These are both important leadership roles that increase your contribution to the company, helping you earn more while also getting the good feeling that comes from helping other drivers succeed.

Through the company’s unique brand ambassador program, drivers can grow their paychecks without driving extra miles by introducing others to the Grand Island Express experience and bringing them onto the driving team. Whether they’re representing the company on social media or during a casual conversation at a truck stop diner, brand ambassadors can help fellow drivers find a better job — and earn more money for doing it.

Owner-operators play a vital role in Grand Island Express’s success, so the company also prioritizes helping these drivers to advance in their careers as small business owners with a robust program designed to help them earn more and pay off their trucks fast.

Other driver benefits that come from with partnering with Grand Island Express include:

  • Benefits after 30 days
  • Guaranteed home-time every 7-10 days for drivers who live in Nebraska
  • Guaranteed pay starting Day 1
  • No touch freight
  • Layover pay
  • Detention pay
  • Driver rewards program
  • Weekly pay – direct deposit
  • EZPass and PrePass
  • Driver referral program
  • 401K/profit sharing
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Tractor purchase program

Grand Island Express provides refrigerated and dry van transportation services to more than 38 states, operating more than 140 power units and 300 trailers. If you’re looking to become part of the elite Grand Island Express driving team, please click here to get started!

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