Choosing A Company I Need Advice Please

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Brandon F.'s Comment
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Ok guys i need your help i want to get into truck driving but i need some quwstions answered and i need some advice i hope u guys can help me 1. I have a mild case of ceberal palsy it only effects my right hand fine motor skills meaning i cant move each finger by its self but i can still grip and shift and things like that will that effect me i do have a valid mo drivers license next to what i need advice on i have a fiacee and an apt but im the only income at this time she working on getting her insurance license but anyway i haft to have a company that will start paying me the day i start traning bc i gotta pay rent 600 a month untlities about 170 a month food and gas for me and her about 250-300 a month what companies offer decent pay the day you start traning i need atleast 1,000 a month help me please

Errol V.'s Comment
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$1000 a month is a bit high for your first year, and of course don't expect much at all during training, though there are a few that will pay you something. I had no income going into training, and it was a long 3 months before I got a paycheck.

I'll tell you my brother has limited use of his right side - hand, arm and leg since infancy, though he has pretty much overcome this. He has driven school buses for over ten years, using a clutch and manual stick shift. I think he could easily hook/unhook a trailer and crank the landing gear with no problem.

Minnty's Comment
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I'm not sure about the other companies, but I'm in the process of signing up with Roehl (Rail), and they do advertise that they pay you 500 per week while in classes, then while our with a trainer for the approximately 15 days you make 90 per day. Plus after 6 months you can have a cat or dog with you in the truck. Just do your research.

Ray P.'s Comment
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Find several places that you might want to attend cdl SCHOOL AND CALL THE RECRUITER. They will get you an answer...


Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Michael V.'s Comment
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You should make at least 700 a week your first year.

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