From Helper to Behind-the-Wheel

July 21, 2020

With aspirations to move up within the Company, Helper Gerald S. was committed to getting his Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) this past year in order to become a driver in Brunswick, GA. “He has worked very hard, remained positive, and put in all the necessary efforts to achieve his goal. We are so proud of Gerald and his ambitions and aspirations to become a professional driver and grow with Republic Services,” said Ellen G., Human Resources Manager.

At Republic, our residential and commercial drivers are required to hold a Class B or higher Commercial Driver’s License with air brakes endorsement. This is a rigorous test that includes both a written and driving portion. “It’s a natural progression for some helpers to work their way up to becoming a driver for Republic,” Ellen said.

If you are a helper and are interested in learning how to advance in your career, talk to your supervisor.

We Support You!

For employees interested in getting a commercial driver’s license, we support you by providing financial assistance for your license and letting you use our trucks to practice. Once you receive your license, we’ll train you across our major areas of collection. This program is one of the ways we show our commitment to employee growth and development while supporting our goal of driving employee engagement.