Company Sponsored Training Hiring Private School Students?

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RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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As the title mentions...I did ask about this in another thread and didn't get an answer...I hear that Swift for example, will not hire students coming from a private school, only hiring students who go to their company sponsored CDL training. The owner of the private school I just signed on told me that Schneider's hire from them all the time. But reading in another recent post that they will not be offering their own company sponsored CDL training, does that mean they will no longer hire from other private schools?

CDL:

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.
>>--HuntinDoug-->'s Comment
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I talked to a recruiter today... They still hire from private CDL schools also.

CDL:

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.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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It appears to me that you're sort of over-complicating this a bit. So let me describe how this works.

Basically, let's say you're attending a private trucking school called ABC in TX. You need to contact the company that you're interested in and ask the recruiter if they hire grads from ABC down in TX. The companies have a list of the private schools they hire from.

Example, Swift might not hire from ABC from TX, but KLLM will hire you.

So when deciding your first company, find out if they hire from that school first and foremost.

And don't take the word of the private school, they might just be telling you what you want to hear so that they won't risk losing your business. Instead, go to the trucking companies directly and ask them if they hire from your school.

murderspolywog's Comment
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Vamp unless something has changed in the last. 3 weeks swift hires from our side schools my last 3 students came from out side schools. 1 from a community college. And 2 from CDL schools, with no efileation to swift. And talking to the driver develpont people they tell me that happens quite often. They even hire people who wash out of other trucking company's CDL programs.

CDL:

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.
RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Thank you for the replies. :)

I do not believe that I am "over complicating" this....I'm just not familiar with the process and just don't know the answers. The best way is to ask the question! :)

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Thank you for the replies. :)

I do not believe that I am "over complicating" this....I'm just not familiar with the process and just don't know the answers. The best way is to ask the question! :)

Now you know, it's real easy.

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I'd imagine part of the reason Schneider is going to start doing their own CDL training is cost. At the moment they offer tuition reimbursement for incoming trainees from private schools. They can train and certify cheaper than if they pay back that outside tuition and offset it more by having students pay back a portion of that training that they will be providing.

CDL:

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.
RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I'd imagine part of the reason Schneider is going to start doing their own CDL training is cost. At the moment they offer tuition reimbursement for incoming trainees from private schools. They can train and certify cheaper than if they pay back that outside tuition and offset it more by having students pay back a portion of that training that they will be providing.

And that's where my worries are....I was thinking of Schneider and one of the reasons is tuition reimbursement. If they start offering their own training, they might stop tuition reimbursement to students coming from private schools?

CDL:

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.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Doubtful. Even when Knight still had all 3 schools open, they still hired from outside as well. I wouldn't worry too much to be honest and if you are, just keep tabs with Schneider. I seriously doubt they can hire enough drivers using only one facility though, they will still take outside candidates.

Errol V.'s Comment
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RebelliousVamp was thinking:

I was thinking of Schneider and one of the reasons is tuition reimbursement. If they start offering their own training, they might stop tuition reimbursement to students coming from private schools?

This is a recruiter question. Yes the recruiter wants you to get on board with his/her company, but the outside tuition question is pretty much Yes or No. If the recruiter says yes, then your very next questions are to ask what the tuition limit is and about the reimbursement process.

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