Student Driver Guide to a Great Job

We're answering FAQs from student drivers about truck driving school and beyond!

Whether you’re considering going to CDL school, a CDL-A student driver or just received your license, we know you have questions about how to secure a great driving job!

We’ve covered some of the most frequently asked questions from student drivers and beyond. If you’d like more information about our hiring requirements, give us a call at 1-877-791-9458 or visit anytime to see which driving jobs we have available near you!

Does J.B. Hunt hire CDL-A students?

Currently, we do not hire student truck drivers. We require at least 3 months of post-training CDL-A driving experience for jobs in our Truckload, Dedicated and Intermodal divisions. In-school experience does not count towards the 3-month requirement.

How much experience do I need after I get my CDL-A?

We require at least 3 months of post-training CDL-A driving experience for jobs in our Truckload, Dedicated and Intermodal divisions.

While we do not have CDL-A jobs for inexperienced drivers, we have Final Mile driving jobs open in select locations that do not require a CDL or commercial driving experience. Final Mile delivery driving jobs involve making deliveries driving box trucks so a CDL is not required. Interested in learning more about our Final Mile division? Give us a call at 1-877-776-5188.

Does J.B. Hunt offer training?

At this time, we do not offer CDL-A training.

What are the age requirements?

We require drivers to be at least 21 years old.

Why J.B. Hunt?

There are a variety of reasons drivers choose J.B. Hunt. Some of these include:

  • Home time. 90% of our drivers are home daily or weekly based on 2018 averages.
  • Variety. We offer a wide variety of driving job types, including local, regional, and over the road opportunities across the country.
  • Support. J.B. Hunt company drivers enjoy a 24/7 support system so that they are never alone on the road.
  • Family. We’re always looking for new ways to bring our J.B. Hunt family together- from special events at account locations to our larger events at corporate such as our Million Mile Celebration.
  • Benefits. J.B. Hunt company drivers enjoy extensive benefit options for an individual or family, including medical, dental, prescription, life insurance plans and more.
  • 401k plan. J.B. Hunt company drivers can also choose to enroll in a 401k with company-matched funds.

Want to learn more about our hiring requirements and the jobs that are available near you? Call 1-877-791-9458 to speak with a recruiter or fill out our pre-qual form and we’ll contact you!


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