Texas Trucking Schools For The Inexperienced?

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Kristian B.'s Comment
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hi,

I am absolutely new to the trucking industry and I have also only had my class C drivers license since April, are there any paid cdl trucking schools and companies in Texas that would take me on with such little experience, they all want 2-5 years :(

thank you in advance for any and all responses

Kris

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.
Parrothead66's Comment
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Class C since April? Are you 21

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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How old are you? How long have you been driving? Try these. Stevens is in Texas and they will train you if you meet their requirements.

Paid CDL Training 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.
Kristian B.'s Comment
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Hi, yes I am 29 years old. And I have been driving since April of this year too. I had a look at pam transport and they require 2 years driving if I remember correctly and Stevens was more.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Just talked to a Stevens rep and you would need your class C for 12 months and then you can qualify for their CDL program

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.
Kristian B.'s Comment
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Just talked to a Stevens rep and you would need your class C for 12 months and then you can qualify for their CDL program

Thanks Parrothead, just 10 months of mediocre work before I can jump start my career again 😂 Much appreciated.

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.
Parrothead66's Comment
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May I ask why you didn't have your DL until April

Kristian B.'s Comment
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May I ask why you didn't have your DL until April

Course you can, I am originally from the UK and I didn't require a drivers license to get about until I moved here. Which was in March.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Well welcome to the US and good luck

Kristian B.'s Comment
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Thanks. A bit of luck can go a long way. 😊

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