Paid Training

Ficel provides an extensive paid training program for all new drivers.  For week 1 of orientation, drivers are paid $850 plus all travel expenses, lodging expenses and meals.  Upon completion of orientation, Ficel OTR drivers receive a guaranteed minimum daily rate of $1350 per week for the next 13 weeks.

Areas covered during orientation and training include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • load securement
  • load placement
  • equipment inspections
  • hours-of-service compliance
  • road testing
  • customer paperwork
  • U.S. & Canadian Customs paperwork and procedures
  • maintenance policies and procedures
  • dispatch policies and procedures

Ficel drivers also receive ongoing training through annual safety meetings and one-on-one consultation and review.