Driver Development Program
New to the industry? Our apprenticeship program is a great way to learn from the inside out. Start as a dock worker, then attend a six-week paid training program (hourly) at our expense to earn your CDL-A and begin your driving career with us. Through a mix of classroom instruction and more than 160 hours of behind-the-wheel experience, we’ll teach you everything you need to know to become a qualified ABF driver.
Driver Development Instructor
Share your knowledge and experience as a mentor to aspiring drivers. Driver Development Instructor candidates are recommended by ABF Freight service center managers, trained within the program curriculum, and certified to teach through a highly regarded “train the trainer” course.
Road and Load Teams
Earn the opportunity to represent ABF Freight on our prestigious Road and Load Teams. Driver candidates are nominated and selected for the Road Team based on their experience and exemplary job performance and, if chosen, serve as company ambassadors during a two-year term. This involves participating in public appearances and speaking engagements on topics like driving safety, the image of the truck driver and sharing the road with trucks.
The ABF Load Team recognizes the top freight-handling professionals from ABF service centers across the country. Its members are chosen annually based on safety record, integrity, trailer loading skills and involvement in the company’s Quality Process.