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Posted:  11 years, 3 months ago

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Crete Carrier Corp.

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GA_Rookie... do you know if Crete accepts ONLY the schools listed within their website, or are they open to accept other schools not listed within their website?

I wanted to shoot them an email to inquire but couldn't find an email anywhere on their site.

The issue is that I live way up here in Vermont, we have two CDL schools but neither are listed on their website, and financially, I can't go to any of the schools listed on their website, too far away and more expensive (although the two schools here are NOT cheep either, but it's "doable")

Thanks.

God bless and be safe.

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Hey bigdubber....I too have been curious to know the answer to that very same question. So I sent them an email (I found a link on their website) and got a reply some weeks later. Be advised....my response was tailored to my state (SC) and situation, so I'd encourage you to search the website for that email link and ask them about any school you've been considering, as your state and situation would most likely be different from mine.

For me, the answer was no, there were no other schools outside of the 2 listed on the website that I could attend with hopes of getting on with Crete. Both are technical colleges. One is even highly accredited within SC.

Well, word of mouth about the benefits of driving for Crete (spoke to 2 guys who were team drivers @ my local Flyin' J) made driving for this company my primary goal. After following up with both schools, I'm headed to York Technical College in Rock Hill as soon as I can scrape together the last bit of $ for tuition.

I get the cost concern you have, but as I've re-searched trucking schools, I've found the tech school option is often cheaper. The level of education they'd provide would be unmatched. They're held to a higher standard of instruction by the state than your average private school. And the have multiple funding options (WIA, local and state grants, etc.) Check them out in depth where you live...maybe surprised by how they can help you. Some of those mentioned funding options may even help with cost of gas to attend.

Times are hard and most folks can only do what's affordable...but if you CAN find the means, I'd go for it. Best of luck to you.

GA Rookie....please keep those updates coming. I'm locked on to this thread and eager to read more as you get further in the process.

PS. Kudos to you Brett. Truly a top notch forum. Heads above the other "trucker's report" sites I used to follow. Long time lurker, first time poster.

An edit to my recent post.....

Apparently, That email link on the Crete website is gone. Should have checked before posting, sorry about that.

However, if it's appropriate to do so, I have the guys email I dealt with in my address book that I can give ya.

Is there a PM feature on this site yet?

Posted:  11 years, 3 months ago

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Crete Carrier Corp.

GA_Rookie... do you know if Crete accepts ONLY the schools listed within their website, or are they open to accept other schools not listed within their website?

I wanted to shoot them an email to inquire but couldn't find an email anywhere on their site.

The issue is that I live way up here in Vermont, we have two CDL schools but neither are listed on their website, and financially, I can't go to any of the schools listed on their website, too far away and more expensive (although the two schools here are NOT cheep either, but it's "doable")

Thanks.

God bless and be safe.

Hey bigdubber....I too have been curious to know the answer to that very same question. So I sent them an email (I found a link on their website) and got a reply some weeks later. Be advised....my response was tailored to my state (SC) and situation, so I'd encourage you to search the website for that email link and ask them about any school you've been considering, as your state and situation would most likely be different from mine.

For me, the answer was no, there were no other schools outside of the 2 listed on the website that I could attend with hopes of getting on with Crete. Both are technical colleges. One is even highly accredited within SC.

Well, word of mouth about the benefits of driving for Crete (spoke to 2 guys who were team drivers @ my local Flyin' J) made driving for this company my primary goal. After following up with both schools, I'm headed to York Technical College in Rock Hill as soon as I can scrape together the last bit of $ for tuition.

I get the cost concern you have, but as I've re-searched trucking schools, I've found the tech school option is often cheaper. The level of education they'd provide would be unmatched. They're held to a higher standard of instruction by the state than your average private school. And the have multiple funding options (WIA, local and state grants, etc.) Check them out in depth where you live...maybe surprised by how they can help you. Some of those mentioned funding options may even help with cost of gas to attend.

Times are hard and most folks can only do what's affordable...but if you CAN find the means, I'd go for it. Best of luck to you.

GA Rookie....please keep those updates coming. I'm locked on to this thread and eager to read more as you get further in the process.

PS. Kudos to you Brett. Truly a top notch forum. Heads above the other "trucker's report" sites I used to follow. Long time lurker, first time poster.

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