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    Memphis , TN

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    Considering A Career

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    7 years, 2 months ago

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Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Just a few questions

You are asking about pay while in training. You do realize that School and Training are not the same thing, right?

You attend school and get your CDL. THEN you attend and pass a company orientation process, are subsequently hired, THEN you go through company training as a paid employee. Training pay varies from company to company but generally ranges from $450-700 a week.

Some company sponsored schools will provide room and board at an additional cost.. some just cover your room and you cover your own meals while in school. I have heard but have no actual knowledge regarding this, that a very tiny number of companies will pay you/advance you money during school, but again... I don't know.

I hope this helps. For accurate information it's always best to contact any companies directly with questions about their schools.

I am aware that there are private stand alone schools (which i don't plan to take this route). Then you have companies that contract with schools (such as prime and pam). And then some companies put you through their own "school and training" integrated as one (such as Roehl) and refer to the whole process as training. I was hoping that some "recently graduated" company trained driver could give some insight on the pay during the whole process as I will still have to provide for my family. We (my family and I) are aware that it will be hard the first couple months. I just want to know if there is anything i will be able to send back home till I'm able to go Solo

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Swift Academy, Memphis TN

Welcome to Memphis. I hope you get a chance to enjoy the city (that's I'd you haven't been already. And Good luck on your training

Posted:  6 years, 3 months ago

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Just a few questions

First thanks to Brett for creating such an awesome site/forum for a very much slept on career/industry.

Secondly thanks to the many driver's, retired, current, and future, for the many sacrifices you've made to serve this country.I have mad respect for the profession. Without you our country would not survive.

Now to the purpose of this. I am looking to move into this career, looking to better my family life. Plus I have always thought truckers were kool. I am leaning towards appling to Roehl, Prime and Western Xpress. I have read thru a few threads on here and enjoyed them and just wanted some more information regarding training. From what i read Roehl takes about a month to get you a start date for class, Prime is ASAP ,and im not sure about Western. Which all work for me. I ready to dive in head 1st. My main question is about training pay. Although anything is better than nothing i still have a family that depends on my income. So anyone can give insight on the following (i do plan to go company sponsored training ) : how dies Roehl and Prime pay? I know that prime only offers a 200$advance which is fine just want to know how it accessed. And what is the training pay for Western Xpress. Their site isn't to imformative on that. And also how soon will i start to receive whatever cash benefit that is offered?

Any extra insight on lodging and transportation is accepted as well. How much money should have to feed myself? Just a rough estimate will do. Just want to know how much to save for my family.

Thank you in advance! -Juke

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Tuesday I Will Start on A New Path

I definitely feel your pain on being bigger than the average, being 6'5 myself 350+lbs, that is one of my concerns as well. I still in the considering phase but more than likely going to apply to a few companies, Prime being one, the LW truck was a concern especially after reading Daniel B.'s post on the LWs and the measurements.

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