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Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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Questions about sponser schools and contracts

David,

Check out Knight Transportation, refrigerated division out of Lakeland. You can find information on their Driver Training Program on their website or give them a call.

they said they werent taking anyone from my area. I called when I saw positions open here. Stinks..

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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Brett, thanks for your reply. However, I wasn't talking bad about WERNER....I was saying NO THANKS to the loan amount that MTC wants me to pay upfront or the larger sum without an upfront payment. I have gotten information from the recruiters and I talked to one in general that told me not to get involved with a company that makes you lease a truck. For it isn't the smart thing to take the risk until further in your career. My grandfather drove for twitchel for 42 years. My uncle drives for wiley sanders and has been driving for 30 years. This negativity comes from numerous road experiences I have had with him and various company drivers. Heck, when your on the road chatting with various drivers for info on their companies, I find it strange that a lot of guys will say the same thing about a certain company if asked about the internal affairs.

Anyone on here have experience with Central Refrigeration? I am interested in them, as they said they could hook me up with a truck to keep down here in Orlando.

I was hoping I could get some better insight on these multiple free cdl companies and know the ins and outs. The google reviews I read were about schools and payments and when ten guys say that the school is sub-par not allowing them to get drive time and failing the tests over and over due to this, and the hotels they put you in are close to a ****roach hole, one has to imagine the anomalies that can come from all of this.

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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Questions about sponser schools and contracts

Hi guys, new to the board here I have been online trying to find places that accept people from Florida. Are all of these schools the same? Do they pull you in and try to get you to lease out a truck through their companies so you can only make around $25 a day? First of all let me say, I live in Orlando Florida. I looking to start driving and need free/sponsored cdl training. I am a veteran but used all my Post 9/11 gi bill to pay for a degree that there is currently NO work for here. I have talked to a few places but everytime i google the programs I hear nothing but bad things. First place i talked to was Central Refrigeration. They send you to utah for 2 weeks and then your on the road 5 weeks with a guy, then they send you home with a truck....not sure how true this is. They only pay 28 cents a mile for the first six months and $30 a month comes out of your check for schooling for the year contract. Second place I talked to was MTC and they wanted 3500 up front or I would have to pay a loan on 6400.,...then they would send me to WERNER ...NO THANKS

any ideas of places I can go to that will still hire someone in florida and include the training??

thanks guys

-Dave

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