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Luis M.'s Comment
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Good afternoon,

I'm considering moving to central Florida from Raleigh, NC, on top of that I want to start a driving career, which is the best job training CDL company in the central Florida to start with the right foot, I want to do the right decision thank you in advanced for any advice.

L. Maysonet

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Patrick C.'s Comment
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You do realize the Cul de Sac of Florida is a black hole in the trucking industry. Freight goes in, it doesn't come out. There are O/O that don't even bother trying to find freight coming out of Florida. They will take loads in (which deliver at a premium) than just deadhead out back into the shipping lanes.

There aren't many companies (in the grand scheme) that hire in Florida. Even fewer who hire south of Orlando. Just ask Rick.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

Michael V.'s Comment
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I live and drive out of Florida and if there is any way you can train and get at least 6 months experience out of NC you will have a lot more options and choices.

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