Looking for a career but no experience?

Cheeseman has several options for those who are looking to become a commercial driver but either do not have enough experience or are under 21 years of age.

Classic Apprentice Program

Designed for drivers who have their Class A CDL but no experience.

Do I qualify?

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Have Class A CDL
  • Live within 60 miles of either Cheeseman Transport’s Fort Recovery, Ohio or Greer, South Carolina terminals

Positions available after the Apprentice Program:

  • Local (Home Daily)
  • Regional Plus (home 1-2 times per week)
  • Regional (home weekly)
  • OTR (home 2-3 times per month)

About the Apprentice Program

  • 10-12 weeks long
  • Paid $150/day (5-6 days per week)
  • Training mixed between regional and local settings with access to multiple trainers
  • Double bunk trucks for regional training
  • Hotel option once per week to allow space
  • Evaluation forms given to both the trainer and trainee to complete during the training process


  • International and Freightliners with autoshift transmissions, walk-in sleepers, electric APU and power inverter
  • 24hr maintenance staff to keep our equipment moving safely

18 Year Old Apprentice Program

Looking into a Class A CDL Driving Career but don’t know where to start?

Cheeseman Transport offers its 18 year old Apprentice Program for:  

  • Candidates who are at least 18 years of age
  • Looking to get a CDL A to become a commercial driver

How does it work?

After approved and accepted into the program, student will then:

  • Attend a truck driving school to obtain their Class A CDL
  • While attending school, the candidate will be able to work as a freight handler or in our maintenance department.
  • Candidates will be paid all hours worked plus an additional $1,500 (split up weekly during the duration of schooling)
  • Once completed, candidates will enter our Apprentice Program for 12 weeks. The training and driving will take place in Ohio only
  • Once released from the Apprentice Program, any driver under the age of 21 will be able to travel within a 125 mile radius of our Fort Recovery, Ohio terminal, staying within the state of Ohio

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