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  • Location:
    Fort Worth , TX

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    In CDL School

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    1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Posted:  1 week ago

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Calling all Female flatbed drivers or any flatbed drivers!

So I decided to go with western express and they only have flatbed running out of Texas. I’m nervous but excited at the same time! Any advice is much appreciated. I’m nervous about strapping down thousands of pounds of weight and driving a flatbed in general but I know it can be done!

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Advice please

1. How close are you to paying off the balance?

2. Does the school have a finance program?

3. Do you have prehire letters from any trucking companies? If so, do they have tuition reimbursement?

If you’re 100% committed to this and you’re doing well in school, take the layoff as an opportunity to accelerate your launch into truck driving. Tell your instructors that’s what you wanna do, that you really want to work with them on this and, in six months you’ll be making good $.

Or, if there’s no financial responsibility by withdrawing, sure you can go a different way.

I hope this helps.

I put a $500 deposit down but I still have $2000 to go. They have a payment plan but I wanted to get working as soon as possible. In order to test, which I’m ready to do so I have to pay that balance to use their truck and time to test. I’m pre hired with Schneider and they do have tuition reimbursement

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Advice please

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So I have received my CDL permit and been in school for a couple weeks now. My job laid me off with a 2 day notice and I am close to to being able to test. I’m unable to test unless I pay my balance off. Am I better off withdrawing from the school and just going through a company sponsored program? Thanks for advice in advance !

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Some companies including Prime wont take you once you start another school. By quitting you prove you wont stay

Be sure to ask when you look around

So it’s like a fast track program that’s technically not a school they just give you the tools and training to pass the exam.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Advice please

So I have received my CDL permit and been in school for a couple weeks now. My job laid me off with a 2 day notice and I am close to to being able to test. I’m unable to test unless I pay my balance off. Am I better off withdrawing from the school and just going through a company sponsored program? Thanks for advice in advance !

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Manual transmission now or later ?

Thank you all for the advice ‘n. I’m so excited to be a driver !

Posted:  1 month ago

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Manual transmission now or later ?

What day of school, and how many days behind the wheel?

Shifting while double clutching does not come automatically to most folks the first few times, or even weeks.

7th day of school and 1st day of behind the wheel training off the yard. We have mostly been doing a lot of backing, parallel parking, and offsets. The double clutching is hard to catch the timing right. I either stall out or grind the gears really bad, or just not get it in gear at all.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Manual transmission now or later ?

So I’m on the road to becoming a trucker 😊 I’m in school and was learning how to shift for the first time yesterday but it’s a very hard concept for me to grasp. I know most companies have automatic now but I don’t want to have a restriction on my license. My instructor informed me that I can come back to learn manual after I get my CDL if it works better for me. I was wondering is it better to do it that way ? Also any tips and tricks to learning manual ? This is my first time driving a manual anything! Thanks

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Team or Solo dolo?

Thank you old school and everyone else for the advice 😊

Personally, I think team driving for a rookie is a huge mistake. You probably won't make more money. I know everybody thinks you will, but it is unlikely. You will be teamed up with another rookie. Therefore you have two drivers who barely know what they are doing. You will be exhausted from trying to sleep in a moving truck and your partner will probably be waking you up whenever they feel the need for help. It is a recipe for disaster in my opinion.

Being a team driver is a big commitment. It is a job designed for experienced drivers. The truck should rarely ever be stopped for a break, and that is really daunting for a newbie. I recommend you start as a solo driver. You will have a lot more opportunity to learn at your own pace, and you won't have all the nagging problems that come along with having someone else living with you in a tiny space.

Learn the basics and get yourself established as a solo driver. Teams are best for married couples. Even then, teaming has caused a lot of stress in those relationships.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Is This List Of Companies That Offer Paid CDL Training Complete?

Schneider had their flagship school in two states you can go to or a an approved school in your living area!

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Team or Solo dolo?

Just wondering what is working in teams like. I know you make more money but your always with someone which has its up and downs. Also I started school so I’m excited about that! :) #onestepcloser

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Help!! Too many choices for school

Hi everyone it’s me again! I’m trying to Figure out if I should do company sponsored training or just do a private school or a fast track program. I’m currently working as a nurse so I still wanted to work while going to school because the companies don’t pay very much while your in school. Some advice would be very much appreciated 😊 thank you!!

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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OTR or Local/regional to start off?

Yes but it would be a Walmart route through SCI company

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Sounds like store deliveries. You might want to get that clarified. It’s far more challenging than you might think...

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That's exactly what I am thinking.. Store runs with potential back hauls to the DC from local vendors.Walmart uses many different 3d party carriers to move freight along with corporate drivers. Last time I checked Walmart corporate requires company drivers to have 5 years experience and clean MVR.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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OTR or Local/regional to start off?

So it would be 99 percent no touch freight if that helps ??

I'd stay away from those dollar store type of accounts or food service if your new , waaay too much risk involved with too little experience. It's a lot of physical work as well and the days are just as long . I'd don't think I'd ever really recomend those anyway . Had a buddy who did it for some time and his back is shot . It CAN pay well though but it's definitely a tough grind everyday . I did some local training for a minute and it was no joke . I stayed safe and had no incidents but again I was fortunate but had to leave before too long . Regional would be a good way to go . It does give you a bit of a more "stable " schedule if that's important to you.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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OTR or Local/regional to start off?

It would be a dedicated Walmart account only going to the warehouses around Texas. It’s .61 cpm with $25 every stop and short haul pay of .10-.40. It averages Around 1200-1400 miles per week. Home time daily. I was wondering if that’s a good starting point so I can get use to the truck :) thanks everyone for advice so far!

What is the regional account? If it's a dollar account, we do not recommend that for new drivers. The backing is more difficult an you have to unload and load the trailer. We always recommend starting OTR with a company, like CFI who offer Paid CDL Training Programs.

These programs are free or very inexpensive because the company is investing in you.

Hope that helps. Good luck.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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OTR or Local/regional to start off?

Hello everyone ! I’m making the big switch from nursing to driving trucks for a while. So I’m a rookie ! (Sounds odd I know) I was going in between going OTR to get the experience or a dedicated local route specifically to Texas for Schneider. Any advice is appreciated! It’s all new plus being a female so thanks 😊

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