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I have my CDL permit. Does this give me a leg up at a company CDL school

So I paid for my medical and all other associated expenses to obtain my CDL permit. The nationwide company that I am scheduled to train and work for still requires me to go to the classes for people still needing to get their permit. This is a red flag for me because I am seeing right out of the gate that I am just a number and they are not oriented to the person. I am retired and looking at a second career in OTR trucking because it suits my personality. I love to travel, I have worked away from home all my life and I enjoy working alone. I am positive and looking forward to OTR trucking. I do know my limitations, one being that going out on the road with a mentor and sleeping in the cab with another person will be a challenge for me. I am a light sleeper, I do need to use the bathroom a bit more due to my age. This would be a disturbance to the other person. Is it imperative to be mentored on overnight trips? Back to the first part of this, is it reasonable to expect the CDL training school to exempt me from going to their CDL permit classes for something I took the initiative to achieve on my own?

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