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Posted:  4 years, 11 months ago

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Noob with decision anxiety

Hi trucking world, my first post here. I'm currently researching the crap out of schools listed here on trucking to get my CDL license. I'm having a very hard time choosing which school is best. It's generally a year commitment I'm seeing, so my anxiety is warranted.

Some of the variables I've highlighted in my research are as follows:

1) CPM; without having to explain why, this one is quite important

2) Drop & Hook rate; it seems this is almost as important as CPM. If I'm spending 2+ hours being unloaded/loaded per stop, it'll be hard to get my target of 500-600 miles daily. Am I placing too high a value on this No Touch Freight variable?

3) Reviews; I've ran each company through for employee Pro and Cons. It seems every company has cons. So I'm struggled to weigh the pros against the find.

I want to spend the next 5 years in the industry driving a semi, even 3 ideally to save money for a house. If I like it, I'd stay. If not, I'll use the CDL and experience to get a different job. I'm 29 single, no kids, prior driving experience in delivery, I don't fear this line of work much. What I'm afraid of are sales people ie recruiters and website descriptions. it's all advertised as greatness when Glassdoor clearly has endless complaints.

So how the heck do I choose which school to go to?

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