We offer job placement and career planning assistance before, during and after training. Our training programs also teach job seeking skills and strategies. We work with a variety of trucking companies, some of whom offer pre-hires/pre-enrollment job offers, and you will be given information about employer qualifications and options. Many company job applications are available at the school and can be filled out here, with the option of faxing necessary information to employers. Company recruiters visit TAT frequently (see Events page).
Our training prepares students for all types of driving positions. The types of positions available are as follows:
Over the road (OTR) is coast-to-coast, 48 states and Canada with the option of driving with a spouse, friend or team.
Regional is generally within a 5-7 state area from your employer’s terminal.
Dedicated is going from point A to point B on a regular basis, usually over 500-miles.
Must be 21 years old to drive interstate.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must have a minimum of 1-year experience driving a personal vehicle.
Must possess a social security card.
Must possess an alien registration card if not a U.S. citizen.
Federal law requires that anybody operating a vehicle over 26,000 lbs. is required to have a DOT physical and drug screen.
For Job Placement Assistance purposes
We need complete records of employment and unemployment for the last 3 years to include names, addresses, phone numbers and dates of employment. Some companies require up to 10 years.
A motor vehicle report (MVR) will be performed (included in tuition). The majority of trucking companies have the following hiring criteria: no DWI/DUI within the last 5 years, no careless/reckless conviction in the last 5 years, and no more than 3 speeding tickets in the last 3 years.
A criminal background check will be performed (included in tuition).