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Art A.'s Comment
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Did some thinking after did the doable post. Went down to the local police station to find out some info.

I wanted the CDL before I started as something to fall back on. So I can get a job anywhere I go. I understand I still have time and am wasting it by bickering and whining like a child. So I have decided to find a trucking company. Stay there for 8 months to a year. Do my best to stay in shape and then go to police academy.

Yes Mr. Aquila, you are right.

I will just make the most of my time. I just hope they won't make me sign some kind of contract for having their training.

Well as far as the career thing goes I don't know where I fit really. When I was younger I had friends who were in the medical field. So I went to school to do that. Then some went to post office. They said it's good so I did that too. Then I found it was too boring and not enough of a challenge. I wanted more responsibility. Then some left the post office and became cops or satnitation workers. Knowing I only completed a year in college I realized I need another year before I can apply.

So now I will go otr. Make money. Come back have enough experience for a local job. Go to school while doing so. And try to get into the best shape I for this entire time.

I know it could be hard but I want it. And Im stubborn so I think I have the mannerism.

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I just hope they won't make me sign some kind of contract for having their training.

Everyone that offers Paid CDL Training Programs will have you sign a contract for your training. Your basic choices are:

1) Pay for training yourself with a private truck driving school and then you won't be under contract once you find a job

2) Find someone else to pay your way through private schooling, like the unemployment office or WIOA (Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act)

3) Let a company that provides paid training pay for your training up front and then sign a contract to work for them for a specified amount of time.

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.

WIOA:

WIOA - Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (aka WIA)

Formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the WIOA was established in 1998 to prepare youth, adults and dislocated workers for entry and reentry into the workforce. WIOA training funds are designed to serve laid-off individuals, older youth and adults who are in need of training to enter or reenter the labor market. A lot of truck drivers get funding for their CDL training through WIOA.

Art A.'s Comment
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No. I know that. I payed my way through a private school. I have one to a dump truck company and they could owner told mehe could train me how to operate the dump truck itself and do sample routes. I would have to stay long term with his company or I would have to pay a fee to get out.

Art A.'s Comment
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What is the work called where the trailer has like a shipping container on it? Is that a specific type of work I can start doing? I like them because they are smaller than the 50ft trailer I trained on.

PackRat's Comment
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Troll.

Yep.

Rob's Comment
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Inter model. I believe JB Hunt is the major player in that game worth checking out.

What is the work called where the trailer has like a shipping container on it? Is that a specific type of work I can start doing? I like them because they are smaller than the 50ft trailer I trained on.

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