Wanting To Start Trucking Career

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Zachary M.'s Comment
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Looking to start a trucking career and live in Jacksonville Fl. I'd like to find a company that does paid cdl training since I do not have one yet. Any suggestions on companies?

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Welcome Zachery. Trucking Truth has a comprehensive list of Paid CDL Training Programs.

In addition the following links will help you press forward better informed and prepared:

The High Road Training Program is essential in helping to pass the CDL permit exams.

Good luck and let us know how else we can help.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Zachary M.'s Comment
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Anyone kniw anything about Cypress? Or PAM? I know PAM is on the list, just trying to get a feel from people who have or are driving with them?

Diesel Only's Comment
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Hey Zachary & Welcome! Good luck with the job hunt! Cypress is stationed in Jacksonville aswell! That's where I'm going next week - I think they do training for you, I'm not too sure though. Cypress is currently hiring for regional drivers(southeastern states to be exact) ftom what I see on videos and even on the road there equipment looks nice newer models.. Don't have much feedback for them maybe after I work for them a little ill be able to supply more info.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Zachary M.'s Comment
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Thank you I appreciate it.

Hey Zachary & Welcome! Good luck with the job hunt! Cypress is stationed in Jacksonville aswell! That's where I'm going next week - I think they do training for you, I'm not too sure though. Cypress is currently hiring for regional drivers(southeastern states to be exact) ftom what I see on videos and even on the road there equipment looks nice newer models.. Don't have much feedback for them maybe after I work for them a little ill be able to supply more info.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Zachary M.'s Comment
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Just wondering if you've gone to Cypress yet, and what is it like?

Hey Zachary & Welcome! Good luck with the job hunt! Cypress is stationed in Jacksonville aswell! That's where I'm going next week - I think they do training for you, I'm not too sure though. Cypress is currently hiring for regional drivers(southeastern states to be exact) ftom what I see on videos and even on the road there equipment looks nice newer models.. Don't have much feedback for them maybe after I work for them a little ill be able to supply more info.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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