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Paid CDL training questions

Thank you for all that info. It was really helpful. I honestly do not mind going but my wife is pregnant with our 2nd child and she is really thrilled about the idea of me being gone that long, but I understand that it is a main part of beginning this career.

Thank you again for your time to answer my question.

This is something you need to discuss with each recruiter. Actually many of them offer regional jobs, but it depends upon your residence location. They obviously can't offer you a Northeast regional position if you live in Arizona.

Regional experience is generally considered as OTR experience. One cautionary note to starting out in a regional trucking job is that you shouldn't try starting out with a job where you are responsible for unloading the truck. This is a common mistake people make. It just adds a lot of issues into an already steep learning curve. We don't recommend starting out on a "Dollar Store" regional job. Several companies offer that job to rookies, but it's really a tough job.

If hometime is your big concern, you just need to have an open discussion with your recruiter. Many of the trucking companies are trying to accommodate their drivers needs in this area. You also need to realize how critical that first year's experience is in helping you develop your ability to do this job in a way that is successful. If you can possibly commit to one full year of OTR then you will be in the very best situation for finding something that suits your needs better. Don't try to skip the fundamentals - don't try running before you can walk.

Going OTR isn't the only way to start this career, but if is by far the most reliable method to get a proper start. We teach "best practices" here, and you'll set yourself up for success a lot easier by following that OTR path.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Paid CDL training questions

Hello y’all, just have a quick question and I do apologize if this is been asked before because I’m sure it has. But I am thinking about doing the paid CDL training with the few companies that offer it but do any of them after doing regional trucking or do you not have a choice but to do OTR?

Thank you for your help and stay safe!

Best regards,


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