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New Hire Orientation

What to Expect.

Our Driver Orientation begins on Monday morning and is held at our Maintenance Shop located at 2 Szydlo Drive West Warwick, R.I. 02908. New Hires will be in orientation through end-of-day Tuesday with an expected release Wednesday when you will be assigned to your truck, and travel plans made accordingly if the assigned truck is not on site. New Hires are expected to have all on boarding step completed via ADP by the Thursday before their scheduled orientation.

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We cover a variety of topics during orientation to ensure our Auto Haulers are set up for success as soon as they hit the road. Each department is represented during orientation and those include: Safety, Quality, Human Resources, Senior Management, Recruiting and Maintenance. You will learn valuable skills while also getting to know your peers.


Topics that are discussed during orientation:

Recruiting and New Hire Paperwork
Company Benefits Review
Road Testing
Mentor & Peer Group Resources
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Truck Maintence
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Safety Policies & Procedures

Quality – Damage Prevention & Reporting

Permits & Fueling Procedures
IT – Tablet Set Up and Support
Company Policies & Procedures
Payroll Review
Collision Avoidance Training

Experienced Auto Haulers Receive

Guaranteed Inception Pay
$1,500.00/WEEK FOR 6 WEEKS

*Not applicable for training candidates.*

$300 Flat rate for all travel expenses to orientation

Hotel Information

We do understand orientation in Rhode Island will require hotel accommodation, which will be handled and paid for by Virginia Transportation. A room will be reserved in your name to check-in at 3 p.m. on Sunday, the day before orientation.

Comfort Suites West Warwick – Providence
10 Keyes Way
West Warwick, RI 02908
(401) 826-1800

Pick-up at the hotel is 7:45 a.m. each day by Virginia Transportation’s shuttle bus. *Be in the lobby and ready.

Hotel Information


Breakfast is provided each morning at the hotel.
Hours: 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Mon – Fri and 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Sat & Sun

Lunch is provided each day by VTC.

Dinner is the responsibility of the New Hire.

We want our New Hires to know we appreciate them making the effort to come out to RI and want to give them a warm welcome to our team! We provide a snack bag filled with different food items and drinks that you can enjoy during your stay at the hotel during orientation.

Your snack bag will be at the front desk of the hotel and should be supplied to you during check-in. If the receptionist does not provide you with a bag, please ask for one

*Please be mindful snacks may contain nuts or other allergens so please let your recruiter know if you have any special dietary needs or allergies.*


New Hires will be responsible for scheduling their own transportation to the hotel for the start of orientation which includes Air Travel, Train, Personal Vehicle or Rental Vehicle. Virginia Transportation will provide a $300 Flat Rate reimbursement for all travel expenses to orientation which will be paid out the Friday on the following week after the completion of the class.

Any travel needs to your truck, if it is not on site, will be scheduled and provided by Virginia Transportation upon completion of orientation.

Truck Assignment

Truck assignments will be on the Wednesday following the conclusion of Orientation.

During on boarding, our Recruiting team will inquire with you on what type of equipment you are most familiar with and we will do our best to assign you to a truck that best fits. There are times where availability of specific trucks is limited, and you may need to get a temporary truck assignment.

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