Date Posted: 12 / 07 / 2020
Requisition Number: 13887
City: Ellenwood
Shift: Weekday - Days
Shift Details:
Full/Part Time Status: Full Time
State: GA

Driver Development Specialist



Responsible for maintaining the schedule of activities onsite at the terminal for Orientation, Promotions, Train the Trainer and Remediation. Also, responsible for delivering driver training and development in compliance with Company, Federal, and State regulations, assessing and coaching drivers of articulated vehicles, both in the truck and in a simulator environment, maintaining accurate records of all training, and fostering an encouraging learning environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and maintain Driver Development Specialist schedules on location to ensure all Drivers meet proficiency.
  • Interface and help coordinate with Orientation Assistants and Medical staff to ensure all Drivers are being processed appropriately as well as maintaining Professional Driver Development curriculum standards.
  • Monitor and maintain equipment at specified terminal to include but not limited to: CMV, trailers, driving range, simulators, computers, driver techs, CMV inspection lab, furniture, and all necessary material.
  • Maintain all necessary relationships at specified terminal to ensure Driver success. All offsite needs to be addressed and handled by Driver Development Manager.
  • Conduct driver facing development in classroom, one-on-one, and hands-on settings
  • Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, i.e., role-playing, simulations, team exercise, group discussions, and videos
  • Facilitate and implement simulator training and development programs and maintain knowledge of simulator technology to develop and implement curriculum
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance, class completions, evaluations, and coaching sessions in the appropriate systems
  • Perform safety-related functions including, but not limited to, accident reviews and skills and behavior assessments
  • Offers specific training and development programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills, i.e., close quarter training, simulator training, e-learning, or other proprietary or non-proprietary training and development.
  • Coach/Counsel drivers in collaboration with Operations and Safety for violations of DOT Regulations, FMCSR, safety standards, and company policies
  • Conduct on-road tests and other evaluations with drivers to determine if drivers meet U.S. Xpress skills standards and are in compliance with safety, DOT, FMCSR, and company regulations and policies
  • Maintain U.S. Xpress-required certifications and professional licensure
  • Model safe behaviors and professional interactions
  • Obtain and organize procedure manuals, guides, or course materials such as handouts or visual materials
  • Maintain all classroom technology and equipment including, but not limited to, computers, Driver Tech units, simulators, projectors, screens, etc.; responsible for reporting and tracking problems to resolution
  • Incumbent must complete U.S. Xpress Professional Driving Program once a year.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor degree in related field or equivalent experience required. Equivalent years of experience are defined as one year of professional experience for each year of college requested.


  • Minimum of 2 years in training/development delivery required.
  • Experience in the transportation industry a plus.


  • Drive for Results – establishes and achieves clear, specific performance goals for personal and team achievement
  • Collaborative Teamwork – works well with others in the team in a manner that maximizes team results
  • Effective Communication - Ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner; correctly conveys information, both verbally and in written form, with the needs and expectations of the audience in mind
  • Customer Centric – exhibits understanding of the importance of customer relationships by expressing concern, following up, and resolving issues promptly
  • Organization and Planning – determines specific work tasks and available resources to ensure timely completion of important work assignments
  • Personal Development – models personal development and maintains own professional knowledge
  • Ethics/Ethical Practice – meets ethical guidelines and professional standards; leads by example and maintains credibility
  • Training/Development Delivery – prepares for training execution, manages the learning environment, delivers various learning methodologies, ensures learning outcomes; strong presentation, classroom instruction and facilitation skills
  • Coaching – ability to train, coach and evaluate knowledge and skills; displays coaching presence and creates awareness
  • Ability to implement new driver facing training and development programs as required
  • Ability to learn and use technology as needed; Examples include, but are not limited to, ELDs, simulators, learning management tools, standard office software (Microsoft Office, Outlook, Skype, etc.), telephones, and classroom equipment
  • Maintains an appropriate professional presence
  • Class-A CDL (Interstate) and active Medical Certification required, or the ability to acquire within 90 days of hire.
  • Knowledge of federal and state traffic laws preferred
  • Skilled in operating an articulated vehicle and trailer up to 53’ preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 35%; some overnight travel may be required
  • ATD Master Trainer Certification, or the ability to acquire within the first 12 months of hire.