Driver Apprentice

Date:  May 10, 2023

Smyrna, Tennessee, US

Company:  WillScot | Mobile Mini
Req ID:  48102


The CDL Driver Apprentice is responsible for participating in and completing the requirements of the WillScot Mobile Mini Driver Development Program to become a CDL Driver.  When the program has successfully been completed, the responsibilities will include driving a truck greater than 3 tons to deliver, relocate, and return units to and from customer locations; perform set-ups and knockdowns, install essentials, and maintain service and safety of units during transportation; ability to complete On-Time In-Full (OTIF) deliveries, installations, and returns while providing a high level of customer service. The CDL Driver Apprentice is expected to fully comply with all WillScot Mobile Mini policies and all relevant laws and regulations. While in training, additional expectations to ensure units are in working condition and ready to be rented will include, but are not limited to, cleaning, repairing, painting, minor repairs, monitoring inventory and other duties as assigned. Success in this role will be dependent on following the program guidelines and achieving milestones throughout the process.



  • Complies with DOT policies and regulations 
  • Acts in accordance with WillScot Mobile Mini Safety, Transportation, and Environmental Policies 
  • Leads and acts to promote employee health and safety results through creating a safer workplace, participating in safety systems as required (Smith System, DuPont STOP™, etc.), training and observations, and regularly scheduled assessments of the branch 
  • Attends periodic safety meetings  
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area 
  • Operates company vehicle safely and maintains a valid driver’s license and excellent driving record free from points 


Fleet & Efficient Use of Resources 

  • Complete training to successfully deliver, install/relocate, and return units from job sites, ultimately hauling all products from storage containers to wide loads; majority of deliveries and pick-ups are local  
  • Maintain a clean driver's record and diligent attention to safety 
  • Train on set-ups and knockdowns of units, which includes blocking, leveling and anchoring of the trailers during delivery, removal of blocking material and anchoring during pickup; installs tie downs when ordered  
  • Assist with the loading and unloading of ramps, steps, pads and piers 
  • Maintain truck log according to DOT state and federal regulations 
  • Maintain all paperwork, ensuring customer signatures are collected, and daily logs are complete and given to the dispatcher 
  • Maintain constant contact with the dispatcher to receive pickup and delivery instructions, keeping them informed of any safety or vehicle issues 
  • Train to perform emergency roadside repairs such as changing tires, installing light bulbs, fuses, tire chains, and spark plugs 
  • Complete training to successfully install VAPS (Value Added Products and Services) and/or GLO’s (Ground Level Offices) onsite 


Customer Focus 

  • Train to ensure On-Time In-Full (OTIF) Deliveries and Returns 
  • Train to drive elevated level of product quality (i.e. <60-day call & First Time Quality) 
  • May be required to use Net Promoter System (NPS) feedback to provide timely correspondence and address internal issues 
  • Create and maintain good relationships with external and internal customers at all levels of the organization 


Minimum Requirements: 

  • High School diploma or equivalent 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age 
    • May be reduced to 18+ years of age for intrastate drivers only 
  • Ability to obtain a current valid Class A commercial vehicle operator’s license issued only by one state or jurisdiction 
  • Ability to pass DOT Medical Exam and obtain Commercial Motor Vehicle Medical Certification 
  • Good driving record* 
  • Train to safely operate a company vehicle, safely load and properly block, brace and secure the cargo and successfully complete organization's Safety Training 
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment 
  • Some knowledge of computers is necessary and good communications skills are required for dealing with customers, salespeople, contractors, shop personnel as well as WillScot Mobile Mini employees at various branch locations 
  • Enroll and successfully complete trucking school and achieve a truck driving school certificate from a certified and approved CDL Driver training school 
  • Ability to read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public, understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language, respond to official inquires, and make entries on reports and records 


*Good Driving Record: 

  • No more than 2 moving violations in the past 36 months in any type of motor vehicle  
  • Must not have a citation for operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license in the past 36 months  
  • Must not have experienced a DOT recordable accident in the previous 36 months in which the driver was cited for a moving violation in connection with a crash, or charged with responsibility for the crash  
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol (as prescribed under the law or refusing to test) – 7 years  
  • Driving under the influence of a controlled substance – 7 years  
  • Leaving the scene of an accident – 7 years  
  • More than one excessive speeding ticket (15 mph or more above the posted limit) – 7 years  
  • Reckless driving – 7 years  
  • A moving violation in connection with a fatal accident – 7 years  
  • Vehicular manslaughter or vehicular homicide – 7 years  
  • Eluding a police officer – 7 years 


*Applicants who possess a valid Class B or C commercial driver’s license will be approved at separate levels in the program.  Drivers who possess a valid Class A driver’s license without experience will be placed in a separate level in the program.   

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


WillScot Mobile Mini is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment. WillScot Mobile Mini takes affirmative action in support of this policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, disabled, and veterans.