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Bryan Q.'s Comment
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I applied to all the company sponsored school using trucking truth. I am about to be 23 next month. And I want to know what questions should I be asking. I still live with my parents so the only bills I have is my car payment and a phone bill and cable. So spend about 600$ I don’t want to be late on bills while I attend training.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Did you look on the tab at the top that says "Truck Driving Schools"?

There a section about Company Sponsored CDL Training Programs, and one on How To Choose A Truck Driving School.

Both private schools and company schools aim to do the same thing (get you your CDL), and reading these and learning about schools in general, you'll know what to ask your school.

BTW, which school are you looking at? Maybe someone here can get you specifics.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Bryan. If you haven't already, make sure you go through our Truck Driver's Career Guide.

I want to know what questions should I be asking

Here is a huge list of questions to ask recruiters. You certainly can't ask all of them, but go through them and it will give you a lot of ideas about things to consider:

Questions To Ask Trucking Company Recruiters

Bryan Q.'s Comment
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Thanks Brett that helped a lot !

And Errol I’m going to go company paid route just deciding and researching on which company will be the right fit for me

Errol V.'s Comment
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Thanks Brett that helped a lot !

And Errol I’m going to go company paid route just deciding and researching on which company will be the right fit for me

That the way I went, with Swift.

Have you checked this list?

Free Truck Driving Schools & Company-Sponsored Training Reviews

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.

Bryan Q.'s Comment
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Thanks Errol as I was reading the reviews. What does it mean by forced NYC ?

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Thanks Errol as I was reading the reviews. What does it mean by forced NYC ?

A lot of companies to recruit drivers will not force dispatch to New York City and the surrounding burrows. If you get offered a load there you can simply turn it down.

Bryan Q.'s Comment
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I’m going to save some to pay month worth of bills I have. How have you guys done finically when went company paid route ? I only get paid BI weekly. That’s my only concern about going to training is being late on my car payment

Rob's Comment
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I’m going to save some to pay month worth of bills I have. How have you guys done finically when went company paid route ? I only get paid BI weekly. That’s my only concern about going to training is being late on my car payment

If money is an issue, maybe you could talk to the bank/lender that has your car note and look into a forebearance(?) where they take a payment and push it to the end of the loan. You will continue to accrue interest on that amount but it would take the worry away from not being able to pay it. Another thing is do you really need to keep your car? I'm assuming you're looking into OTR. You would only be home a few days a month so you would be making payments on a car that you hardly drive. Is selling the car something you've considered? Also, is cable really necessary to keep as you wouldn't be home much to watch anyways.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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