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Barry L.'s Comment
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As I continue to research possible landing spots after I complete CDL school, I'm wondering how folks feel about Schneider's 3-week training program. I've ready many reviews on this site that says it is top notch; however, is it sufficient compared to more robust training programs like Prime, Roehl, etc...or does it really depend on the skills of the student? I would hate to be let loose on the industry, with only the basics, and find myself struggling to make it. Thank you.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Kurt G.'s Comment
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I don't have anything to compare it to, all I know is that I went through it and I think I've done OK. I never felt like I should have had more training. But I suppose they might be tougher on weeding people out during the first week. I guess they need to choose people that they think will be safe enough not to be a huge risk, and I think while you do need to demonstrate a certain amount of driving and backing skill, attitude has a lot to do with it as well. You need to be willing to do things their way.

Maybe it's not for everyone. I've always just wanted to jump in and try to do things myself, so short training was what i wanted, but people are different.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Steve L.'s Comment
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It worked for me. But I'm special (like Church Lady would say it). 😝

Rick S.'s Comment
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It worked for me. But I'm special (like Church Lady would say it). 😝

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Kurt G.'s Comment
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It worked for me. But I'm special (like Church Lady would say it). 😝

I don't know if you're just joking or if you're mocking me, but I am definitely *not* special when it comes to driving, except maybe in that euphemistic sense. I frankly don't know why I made it through, but we had a large training class that week and almost everyone passed, which i hear is unusual, so who knows. They must have had a desperate need for drivers or something.

Steve L.'s Comment
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It worked for me. But I'm special (like Church Lady would say it). 😝

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I don't know if you're just joking or if you're mocking me, but I am definitely *not* special when it comes to driving, except maybe in that euphemistic sense. I frankly don't know why I made it through, but we had a large training class that week and almost everyone passed, which i hear is unusual, so who knows. They must have had a desperate need for drivers or something.

Kurt G I was not poking fun at you, rather, myself. Schneider was a great place for me to start and I believe their 17-day orientation was great. I've been referred to as "the exception" a few times, ergo the making fun of myself.

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