Ready to put yourself in the drivers seat? We can help.

Join Cypress and pursue the career you deserve.

We appreciate your interest in Cypress Training Center. Consider attending one of the best CDL A Programs in the industry. We pay you to go through our program and we don’t treat it as a loan and deduct it from your paycheck weekly. Your only repayment is your commitment for a minimum of 12 months.

Cypress Truck Lines is a Flatbed Trucking Company that offers a superior program ensuring you the best opportunity at a long successful career. If Cypress Truck Lines is the company, you want to drive for then our program is for you.

How it works 

You will start off filling out the online application at and approvals typically take about 1-3 days. If you are approved, you will need to get your Class A permit before attending our school. You can get your Class A Permit study material online or at your local DMV.  You must pass the 3 written tests to gain your permit:   General Knowledge, Air Brakes and Combination Vehicles.  You will then schedule a start date with your recruiter. Cypress Truck Lines will pay for your lodging for the length of the program and will provide transportation each day from the hotel to the school. The school portion of our program is 4 weeks, Monday – Friday and a total of 160 hrs. Our contract agreement is for 12 months.  At the end of the 4 weeks, you will test out and once you pass you will have Class A CDL. You will attend one week of paid orientation, 6 weeks on the road training and a final week evaluation at our terminal in Jacksonville FL. It is a 12-week process from the time you begin school to the time you are seated and begin your career.

How it works 

  • 1st week CTC -------------$115
  • 2nd week CTC ------------$250
  • 3rd week CTC -------------$350
  • 4th week CTC--------------$450
  • 5th week Orientation--- $500
  • 6th week training --------$500
  • 7th week training --------$550
  • 8th week training --------$600
  • 9th week training --------$650
  • 10th week training-------$700
  • 11th week training ------$750
  • 12th week evaluation---$800

What can you expect for pay and home time?

We start all our recent grads/trainees out in a Regional position for at least the first 6 months. During that time you will have the option, each and every week to go home or stay out and continue making money (HOME EVERY WEEKEND IF YOU CHOOSE). After 6 months you can decide whether you want to go OTR, Stay Regional or for some, depending on where you live, move into short haul or local position. Starting pay will be .43 cents per mile loaded and .43 cents per mile empty for Regional Drivers. After 6 months your pay will increase to .46/.43 and If you choose to go OTR after 6 months then your pay will be .49 cents per mile (all miles). Many of our drivers live in areas where they can work into a local and/or short-haul position. You must run regional for a minimum of 6 months before being eligible for a local/short-haul position.

Requirements for approval

  1. Must be able to pass a “Hair Follicle Drug Screen”
  2. Must live in our hiring area FL, AL, GA, SC, NC, TX and OK
  3. Must be 21 years of age
  4. No more than 2 moving violations on MVR (We pull 5 year MVR’s)
  5. No more than 1 speeding violation in the last 3 years
  6. No speeding violations over 15mph
  7. No rear-end accidents in the last 5 years
  8. No careless driving tickets in the last 5 years
  9. No Reckless Driving charges in the last 10 years
  10. No DUI’s in the last 10 years
  11. No more than 1 DUI lifetime
  12. No Misdemeanors in the last 3 years
  13. No Felony’s in the last 7 years

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