“I have driven for three other otr companies. Jim Palmer is the best company I have driven for. They treat the drivers with respect, they want the drivers to run legal, and If I have a problem, they work with me to get it solved. Many companies talk about being one big family, but at Jim Palmer I feel they are my extended family.”

Jim Peoples
Company Driver

Military Apprenticeship

Thank you so much for you service, we truly appreciate all you have sacrificed for us. Jim Palmer Trucking is approved through the US Department of Labor as a registered sponsor of the Military Apprenticeship program.

Earnings are based on geographical location. Once you are an official employee with Jim Palmer Trucking, you can apply for the program.

  • Use your post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to train for and receive your Class A CDL.
  • Qualifying veterans can earn up to $1,104.75 per month tax free. This is in addition to your professional driving wages.
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  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Active driving license for 3 years, Social Security card, US Citizenship OR Alien Registration Card.
  • NO convictions from the following list in the past 3 years:
    • Speeding over 15mph
    • Following too close
    • Unsafe or erratic lane change
    • Reckless driving
  • NO more than 2 moving violations within the last 12 months.
  • NO more than 4 moving violations within the last 3 years.
  • NO DUI/DWI convictions in the last 5 years.
  • NO license suspensions for points in the last 3 years.
  • NO drug convictions in the last 5 years.
  • Must have an acceptable CSA scorecard (PSP Driver Report)

We would love to talk with you about joining the family.

“When you call in, we know who you are. You are not a truck number - you are part of the family.”

Justin Cox
Training Manager