At Groendyke Transport, we believe in nurturing and encouraging the success and development of our people. Groendyke Transport doesn’t just offer jobs, we offer fulfilling careers filled with rewarding opportunities and the tools to take advantage of them. That’s why we invest heavily in our training department, known as Groendyke University.
Each new driver, and all other employees, spend their first week in orientation at their location. We keep these class sizes to fewer than 10 people as we go through in-depth virtual and video-based training. Our drivers also go through comprehensive hands-on training and benefit from hands-on simulations of real-world scenarios, including emergency scenarios, using actual equipment.
After completing orientation, all new drivers get the advantage of on-the-job training with one of our certified driving instructors. These professionals represent our most elite drivers. They work with new drivers on Groendyke’s exacting processes and procedures to ensure consistency throughout our fleet. Driver Instructors also act as mentors for new drivers after their training period has completed.
Groendyke University has an extensive catalog of trainings, including refresher curriculum, to make sure all our drivers and people in general stay current on all our procedures, processes, driving and operation techniques and equipment.
Groendyke has a team of training professionals at our training facility in Enid, Okla. In the field, we have Field Training Coordinators, salaried elite drivers whose sole purpose is training drivers and managing our roughly 100 certified driving instructors. Terminal staff assists in ensuring refresher and other trainings are completed as needed.