Starting At Cr England Training Program In March.

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Kyle R.'s Comment
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I was just offered a spot in the training program at CR England, and have until March 7 to make a decision, I really want to get into this industry and CR is going to be training me close to home so if I failed or anything I won't get stranded. I guess I'm just nervous but also excited to be getting the chance to start, I guess I'm more shocked about how fast it's happening I applied at 2:30 am and was interviewed and set up for the program by 11 am this morning. I have 10 days to get my bus ticket I've done a fair amount of research and I guess I just want to hear from you guys, do you think they're a good way to get started? Thanks guys.

Kris F.'s Comment
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Hi Kyle, I am sure they are fine i do not have experiance with cr england but i am sure someone will chime in who does have knowledge. And good luck.

Justin N.'s Comment
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Nothing wrong with cr england. I went through their training program, got my cdl and was driving with a trainer in about ten days. Drove six months for them starting the day I got my cdl and that was all they required to pay for getting me the cdl.

After the six months were up I was able to get a high paying dedicated route with jbhunt and been with them for a couple years now.

Nothing I can really complain about. They got me the experience I needed without any drama like you may have read about.

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.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Lynette O.'s Comment
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The school process is different for each location that CR England sends their students. CR England has sent me to a private school in my state. It is a great school that has 95% of the students passing on the first try. The school is 3 weeks long. We train M-F only. We have 2 students to each instructor and truck. I take my test in two days.

I have heard some not so good things about the company owned schools such as, faster pace, longer hours each day, more students to instructors, worse lodging, etc. So it really depends more on the school they send you to.

Go through the High Road Testing in this forum and start that now so that you are done with it before you start school. That will be one less stress knowing you will pass the permit test with no problem. Good luck to you. Stay focused on studying and what YOU need to do. Stay away from the ones that are not serious about getting it done.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Kyle R.'s Comment
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Thanks so much for the encouragement, they are sending me to a private school here with mon-fri classes so I'm happy to hear it's similar to what you're doing, and good luck on your test!

G-Town's Comment
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Welcome Kyle.

Lynette was referring to High Road Training Program. This will effectively prepare you for taking and passing the permit exams.

There is a ton of information on the Trucking Truth website. Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving is a very good primer to understanding the industry and what to expect as you prepare for this journey.

Good luck.

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.
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