Jumpstart your driving career!

Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program

Pursue a career in the transportation industry as early as 18 years old, gain valuable paid work experience, paid driver school, and obtain your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

candidates working on the field

Alaska West Express is one of very few trucking companies in the nation to be accepted into the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The program is now up and running, and the company is looking for candidates ages 18 – 20 to join the apprenticeship program.

The three-year apprenticeship offers an exciting and unique opportunity for those just starting down the career path after high school. Learn from the ground up by operating multiple types of equipment, acquiring basic maintenance skills and completing other training needed to earn a Department of Labor Apprenticeship Certificate of Completion.

Our Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program will prepare participants for a rewarding career in the transportation industry. Apprentices will start out attending our new hire orientation program and then begin training while they work with our yard team. During this phase of the program the apprentice will begin operating trucks, forklifts, skid steers, mobile conveyors, and a front-end loader. Our professional driver trainers will work with the apprentice on completing driving school, and all of the required training components, so that they can obtain their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Once the apprentice obtains their CDL, they will spend one-on-one time with their mentors developing safe driving habits and techniques, all while being paid to learn! All apprentices will have assigned mentors and will learn about the Lynden family of companies. Once the apprenticeship is completed, you will be ready to move into the driver’s seat in Fairbanks or in other locations where Lynden does business.

If you want to be challenged, respected and rewarded, trucking driving is an excellent profession to pursue. It is one of the few jobs that allow you to be both independent and part of a team.

Contact us to apply for the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program

Program Information

Driving school is included, a huge cost savings for applicants!

Based at Alaska West Express in Fairbanks, AK

Candidates 18 to 20 years old are eligible to apply

Training and assistance provided in applying for a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Good driving record required

Three-year commitment required culminating in a Certificate of Completion from the Department of Labor, the equivalent of an Associated Arts (AA) Degree

Contact us to learn more and apply!

Please contact our team at Alaska West Express in Fairbanks for more information about this opportunity, awehr@lynden.com, 907-452-4355.

After being accepted into the Alaska West Express, Inc. Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program, the apprentice will be required to apply for the SDAP through FMCSA.

Alaska West Express and the Lynden companies offer many driving options and opportunities for career growth. Our projects and companies will take you all over the country or keep you close to home. We not only count on our drivers to serve our customers; we celebrate and respect them. We invite you to join our team of transportation professionals keeping freight moving around the country.