Carolina Trucking Academy In Raleigh, NC

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SlugLife's Comment
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Does anyone have any experience with this school? They're located in Raleigh and I've seen their website and a couple reviews out there but nothing too useful.

Watched a YouTube video review someone had posted that was complaining about things that really weren't an issue (owner of the school is a mean old white guy, old trucks, school is in a double wide trailer in a lot)...

I'm set to start on the 23rd and just looking for some insight if anyone has any.

The only things I do know is classes are M-Th, 4 weeks, they are a 3rd party tester (assume this means they can conduct the actual CDL test onsite?), it's 100% free through WIA, and you stay in a local hotel M-Th during those 4 weeks. Oh, and per my "WIA Caseworker" I only need to show up my first day with clothes for the week...



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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I don't know anything about that truck driving school in particular, but the two best ways of assessing the school are:

1) Ask them for a list of major companies that hire their students and call some of those companies yourself from home to verify it. If major companies will hire their students then the school is at least legit.

2) Go on a tour of the school and speak with some of the students yourself without any facility around. Anyone who has just shelled out several thousand dollars to attend the school will be more than happy to give you their opinion on it. If the students seem to be happy with it overall then they're probably just fine.

So if major companies will hire their students and the current students will recommend the school privately then they're worthy of consideration.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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