Orientation

Orientation for New Hires:

Summitt Orientation lasts two to three days in Clarksville, Indiana. All drivers will be paid for attending Orientation. Additionally, travel, lodging and food are provided by Summitt. Talk to a recruiter for more details, 1-866-333-5333.

What to expect in Driver Orientation:

In-Class training

Summitt utilizes an online training platform for much of the in-class instruction. You may obtain your log in information from your Orientation instructor and begin to work ahead prior to arriving for your first day. Your Orientation Instructor will contact you prior to you arriving at Summitt to finalize your Orientation agenda.

Physical Exam

All drivers will have to pass a physical exam. Summitt will transport all drivers to a nearby clinic on the first day of Orientation for a physical/drug screen.

Skills Test

Make sure to sharpen your pre-trip inspections, backing ability, and safety requirements, because all new hires are required to pass a driving test in order to complete Orientation.

Ride-A-Long

The last and final requirement for a driver to complete Orientation, is a ride-a-long with a company driver. Any driver hired on to be a city driver must complete an 8 hour ride-a-long, and any driver hired as an OTR or Static Lane driver will complete a 4 hour ride-a-long. You will receive an additional pay per hour for your ride-a-along.

What to bring:

Forms & Documents:

  • CDL/Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • TWIC Card (if applicable)
  • Passport (if applicable)
  • Documents to set up direct deposit (voided blank check)
  • Birthdates and social security numbers for dependents

Clothing

  • Shirt, jeans/shorts
  • Boots or shoes – no open toe shoes permitted
  • All weather gear, depending on forecast

Other

  • Money for meals and incidentals (Summitt provides breakfast and lunch. Driver will need to have money for dinner)
  • Any prescription medications
  • Work gloves recommended

Items for your truck

  • Bedding for truck
  • Hygiene essentials – toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, etc.

What NOT to bring:

  • Any bulky items such as TVs or coolers

Ongoing Training

Summitt strives to grow their drivers and continue to help them learn. Training doesn’t stop after Orientation. Our trained Orientation and Training Instructor will continue to reach out to you to provide continual training and refresher courses.