Nervous About Roadmaster

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George Z.'s Comment
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Has anyone taken the Roadmaster training in Dunn NC? I was very close to going to them. However, I am getting mixed signals between the recruiter and the school, and my internet research has me worried. I made it clear to the recruiter I have no money for tuition or lodging, and she said no problem you are 100% approved. But all the documentation (school catalog) clearly states I have to pay for lodging and get a loan for tuition. I do not want a loan. So confused..

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Errol V.'s Comment
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You are contradicting yourself, George. You say you are broke, but don't want a loan for your school. No can do.

However, if you're are heading for Roadmaster or any other private school, you can sign that contract, then your new company will pay it off, and you promise (contract) to drive for them a year or so to pay them back.

Also there are company schools and the company trains you and then you drive that year for them. Almost the same.

You should have seen the resources we have to help you make a decision. Touch on the three-bar menu at the top left and go for it.

Also:

Company-Sponsored Training ProgramsTruck Driving School Listings

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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.

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.

George Z.'s Comment
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Thanks Errol, the issue is it as to be training on an automatic because I am a disable veteran. The school keeps telling me I do not have to pay anything. So it looks like I am fine, as the recruiter called em to set things straight with my concerns.

You are contradicting yourself, George. You say you are broke, but don't want a loan for your school. No can do.

However, if you're are heading for Roadmaster or any other private school, you can sign that contract, then your new company will pay it off, and you promise (contract) to drive for them a year or so to pay them back.

Also there are company schools and the company trains you and then you drive that year for them. Almost the same.

You should have seen the resources we have to help you make a decision. Touch on the three-bar menu at the top left and go for it.

Also:

Company-Sponsored Training ProgramsTruck Driving School Listings

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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.

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.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Are you using your G I Bill benefits? I know they completely cover the expense of school. If you have post 9/11 you will get a monthly housing allowance and your book stipend as well. if you no longer have G I Bill benefits or one of the earlier predecessors and you are at least 30% disabled by the VA, you can go thru VA and apply for them to pay for your schooling thru Vocational Rehabilitation. Besides getting your schooling paid for after obtaining your license you can apply for money to purchase all of your needed tools and equipment. I don't remember what the cap is, but I believe it is around $1,500 for tools and equipment.

John M.'s Comment
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Quick question, are you looking for working with Werner? The reason I ask is last I knew, roadmaster was owned by Werner and if I had to take a crack at it 75% of our trucks are automatics if it helps, I drive for Werner and I love it here

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Bryan Q.'s Comment
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Hey George ! I actually almost went to road masters in Dunn. But the reason I didn’t was I couldn’t get a loan I guess since I’m young and don’t have enough credit on my credit score. Have you looked into JCC ? I’m going the company paid route. But I think JCC would be able to help you out

George Z.'s Comment
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JCC? I will check them out. My GI Benefits are no longer available, but I am going to find out today what my state financial grants etc are available at the state office.

Hey George ! I actually almost went to road masters in Dunn. But the reason I didn’t was I couldn’t get a loan I guess since I’m young and don’t have enough credit on my credit score. Have you looked into JCC ? I’m going the company paid route. But I think JCC would be able to help you out

Ryan Baccus's Comment
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I got accepted in Roadmaster in Dunn 4yrs ago with bad credit unfortunately a week before my start date I had a dui but next yr I plan on going back to Roadmaster remember to get some pre hires & there's also tuition reimbursement.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre Hires:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Terri D.'s Comment
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I am currently (well until yesterday) at JCC. They do not have any automatic trucks. All 9 speed and 10 speed.

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