Robertsons Ready Mix CDL Training Or Long Beach CC CDL Training Programs?

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David M.'s Comment
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Sorry if this is a common knowledge question. However, my question is simple and just need a recommendation, and I may just answer my own question in asking it. Robertson's Ready Mix is nearby and offers people with no experience a chance to get their CDL for free like most company-sponsored programs with in return at 2-year contract with them. The other option is to go to Long Beach Community College who offers a 12-week long program to go through the training and testing process with all the big endorsements. What would be more beneficial? Robertson's with a pretty much guaranteed job, or go to the community college and pay a little and have the freedom to choose a local company (my preference.) Thanks everyone!

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Welcome to Trucking Truth. The answer to your questions is all about what you want in your first employer.

Perhaps the following links will assist in making the best decision:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

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