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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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What trucking schools in California take Federal Student Aid?

Federal Student Aid is a broad term that covers a lot of different programs and agencies. The federal aid most commonly used to get a CDL is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). To learn more about the program in your state:

1. Go here.

2. Select your state.

3. You will be re-directed to your state's information page for WIOA explaining how to apply for WIOA funds and generate a list of training providers approved for the program in your state.

Thanks. I should have been more specific. I meant a Pell Grant, or basically anything other than WIOA. I already wasted my WIOA a long time ago. I graduated from the school with flying colors, but that didn't mean I could pass at the DMV.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Drug screen classification

This says that a hair follicle drug test only goes back 90 days. That's more reasonable than a year like Old School was suggesting.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Drug screen classification

Submitting a sample when you know it will test positive is akin to Russian roulette with a fully loaded firearm.

It's akin to jumping out of the aircraft without the parachute.

It's akin to playing with the hornet's nest and wondering if you will be stung.

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The tests aren't perfect. I saw a guy on another trucking forum pass even though he used a small amount of Marijuana recently. He didn't think the one use would matter, and I guess he was right. It's probably not worth the risk, however.

I find the fact they are using hair follicle tests very annoying. I tried Marijuana about 6 months ago, in a legal state, and I didn't even like it. Does that somehow mean I'm dangerous to drive now? No wonder there is a truck driver shortage.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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What trucking schools in California take Federal Student Aid?

I went to CDL school at a community college. That route will be a good one for getting help paying for the schooling. Mine was a 300 hour course, some private schools are 160 hours. So there are choices out there. Happy hunting.

I've checked all the community colleges near me I think. None of them teach truck driving. I guess I'm just out of luck when it comes to using a Pell Grant. There is one near Fresno, but that's 150 miles from me. I'd probably pay as much in gas as tuition would cost me.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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What trucking schools in California take Federal Student Aid?

So I was on Schneider's website, and it mentions schools that take Federal Student Aid. I am not aware of any school that does. Are there really any? I actually emailed a few near me and asked them.

Thanks.

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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I am interested in being a Truck driver in the future but…

I had depression and anxiety, which I was taking medications for, and SWIFT was willing to hire me. I didn't want to work for them, however.

My anxiety was a problem during training. I always felt overwhelmed. I ended up getting thrown around while other students were driving the truck, which left me with a stiff neck that I could hardly even turn. Anyway, I never became a truck driver, so I don't know if someone with our mental issues can manage it or not. I got good reviews from my instructors, but I felt I needed more training, and the trucking school I went to lied about me getting more training. The DMV agreed with me that I needed more training. It's a long story. In the end, it was my attitude/personality that got in the way.

Anyway, Cassandra, you want to make sure your prescriptions aren't on this list: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?rgn=div5&node=21:9.0.1.1.9#se21.9.1308_111

None of mine are on the list. However, you can find truck drivers saying they are on various forums. They don't seem to know what they're talking about. Also, I found a drug that works great for my anxiety: Buspar. You might want to try it if you decide to go ahead with becoming a truck driver. Good luck!

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