“Deciding to go to Jim Palmer was the best choice I could have made. They have treated me like family from the word go. They are people dedicated to making sure you succeed. I couldn't have asked for a better company to teach me and help me start my new career. Jim palmer is definitely the way to go.”

Marc Gonzalez
Company Driver

Paid CDL Training

Receive real world experience over the road and earn your CDL with us! Our comprehensive program is designed for your success.

We help you obtain your CDL permit at one of our terminals. After some practice on our yard we send you out for 2-3 weeks with a CDL instructor to prepare you for your DOT exam.

Once you've passed your CDL exam you are officially an employee of Jim Palmer Trucking! We send you out with a coach for 30,000 miles of training over the road.

During your training our fleet managers stay in constant contact with you. We care about your success on the road and with Jim Palmer Trucking.

Apply Now


  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Active driving license for 3 years, Social Security card, US Citizenship OR Alien Registration Card.
  • NO convictions from the following list in the past 3 years:
    • Speeding over 15mph
    • Following too close
    • Unsafe or erratic lane change
    • Reckless driving
  • NO more than 2 moving violations within the last 12 months.
  • NO more than 4 moving violations within the last 3 years.
  • NO license suspensions for points in the last 3 years.
  • Must have an acceptable CSA scorecard (PSP Driver Report)

We would love to talk with you about joining the family.

“I love working for Jim Palmer because of the home time and money I am able to get. I love it here!!”

David Skinner
Lease Operator