Celadon Or C R England

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Jamison M.'s Comment
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Celadon or C R England that id the question

Old School's Comment
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Friends, Truck drivers, and Roman citizens, Lend me your ears!

How is it my friend that you have narrowed your choice down to two of the lowest paying company sponsored programs around? I'm just curious, and since you are new to our site I don't know what type of research you have done. But there are many more options when it comes to Company-Sponsored Training . I think a person could make a great start at either one of your choices you've presented us with, but if you could go to some place else that would guarantee you something like 700 bucks a week minimum while you are training wouldn't you consider looking into it? I would.

Follow that link I provided you before you make any decisions, and you really should take a nice leisurely read through our Truck Driver's Career Guide, it is chock full of great information on how to get started in this career, and how to keep yourself in the game instead of getting thrown out at the very onset of a new career as has happened to so many potential drivers. We are here to help you make a grand entry into this field, but rushing in without doing some due diligence will only hinder you.

Welcome aboard, and you just blast away with all the questions you've got. There will always be someone around to give you a straight answer, and if we don't know the answer we will start working on it until we can find out what you need to know.


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.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Josh S.'s Comment
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As old school said there are better higher paying options to acquire training and a job. However if these two companies are the absolute only one you're interested in, I'd lean toward celadon personally.

Kash's Comment
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Celadon, when I was in salt lake city with swift, I literally saw CR guys walking over to swift to apply for a job.

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