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Driver Instructor 



This position is responsible for conducting driver skill training with new to the company, and tenured Driver Team Members. Also conducts evaluations of new hire Drivers both on the road and in a classroom setting. Assists as necessary with orientation activities, including but not limited to classroom teaching, shuttle bus operation and other activities as assigned.


  • Provide one-on-one skill training with drivers.
  • Conduct driver road tests: Orientation, Student Upgrade, and Safety Evaluation.
  • Teach driver safety meetings.
  • Drive shuttle vans or facilitate checking out vans to drivers, depending on situation.
  • Ensure equipment assigned to the Training Department is inspected, maintained and clean.
  • Assist with Orientation classroom instruction in a backup capacit

Preferred Skills

  • 2 years over-the-road driving experience in class 8 type equipment.
  • Ability to deliver exceptional service through positive engagement and patience.
  • Ability to work in a team environment to continuously improve results.
  • Ability to promote a culture of trust and safety.
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Class A CDL with passenger endorsement
  • High School or GED or ability to read and write at 12th grade level.
  • Ability to drive, and teach others to drive a tractor trailer.

Working conditions

This position will be required to work in both an office environment and in an environment that is typically associated with operating tractor-trailer equipment. This includes standing for long periods of time in various weather conditions while providing backing, pre-trip and other training scenarios that must be completed while outside of the equipment.

  • Climb in and out of both semi tractors and trailers. Stoop, bend and twist as necessary to perform equipment inspections and coupling/uncoupling.
  • Remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time in the office or tractor.
  • Frequently operate equipment for extended periods of time and regularly operate office productivity machines.
  • Occasionally move up to 50 pounds of office objects, driver luggage and Orientation related supplies.
  • Frequently communicate with peers, supervisors, third parties, and other employees to exchange accurate information and answer questions.
  • Travel domestically as necessary.


This position will be required to work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, and, with or without reasonable accommodation is required:

  • to sit, stand, stoop, kneel and occasionally move up to 20 pounds,
  • manual dexterity to operate a computer keyboard on a daily basis,
  • stamina to sit for extended periods of time, lift or carry printed materials, and
  • possess vision sufficient to read a monitor, printed text and hand written documents,
  • be able to communicate clearly in person and over the telephone.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Driver Instructor  
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 7/28/2020  
Location West Memphis Terminal  
About the Organization

USA Truck is driven to be a premier North American transportation solutions

provider that improves the lives of team members, customers, industry partners,

and our communities. We promote a culture of trust in a safe, fun,

and friendly environment where people grow and thrive.

EOE Statement USA Truck, Inc. is firmly committed to inclusivity and equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment, and does not discriminate against applicants or employees for any reason prohibited by law or its own policies. USA Truck, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants for employment.

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position; other duties outside of normal responsibilities may be performed as necessary to meet the needs of the organization. Nothing in this position description restricts the Company’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

This position is currently accepting applications.

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