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Gary K.'s Comment
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Well it seem that every and anyone does not come into my area at this time besides swift and 1 other not really sure about there training if new drivers anyone know if they do train there drivers good try and keep you on? Or are they one of those puppy mill outfits I hear about just really want to get on to the right start any info really appreciate

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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What's a puppy mill outfit? No such "animal" with Company-Sponsored Training Programs

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Gary K.'s Comment
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Your correct let me rephrase that I know anyone who can get company sponsored training is Fortunate but what mean is some training is better and some hurry it from what i have been reading I would just like to make sure where ever I get it will be good and never have driven one hard to tell if it is good are not I see a lot of thing about swift not sure whats going on there but are they a good place to start? central refrigeration?

What's a puppy mill outfit? No such "animal" with Company-Sponsored Training Programs

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Gladhand's Comment
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Here is the thing. All companies do the bare minimum to get you the license. Then you go out with a trainer and learn the trade. Sadly this is luck of the draw. I got a trainer that sort of showed me how to do things, but basically taught me the bare minimum.

The thing is you can only be trained so much, most companies don't expect many to stay so they can only do so much and the rest is up to the driver.

If you come into this job thinking the company determines your success or a couple more cents here will earn you big time money, you are setting yourself up for failure. I find the need to write an essay right now because these generalizations are very toxic. As soon as one takes responsibilities for themselves, they will be successful.

I am with swift and I am doing fine, as well as many others on this forum. Training is what I made of it. I had the attitude that I was going to have to learn a lot and just tough it out.

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