This Is Very Tough Decision!

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tarheel59's Comment
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Wow! Did not realize this was going to be such a tough decision, deciding which company to go with for training. The more recruiters I talk to, the harder it is to decide 😉 I have folders full of info on different companies😂 Narrowed it down to about 5 or 6 companies, Hometime would not be a big issue with me, but training is a big issue. Would rather have trainer beside me instead of in sleeper. Guys pray that I make a good decision. Short list Prime, Millis Transfer, Swift, Online Transport, Wil Trans, R E West I really liked Knight but , they would not let me go through their school. Only way they may hire me is if I went through a refresher course. Roehl Transport not hiring for their school out of NC. Thanks for listening. Any input?

Rick S.'s Comment
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Are you a recent graduate - or (like me) have had a CDL (going on 7 years) but not held a steering wheel for quite awhile.

I (personally) wouldn't mind just doing the entire training. Have no problem making the year committment.

What are the "deciding factors" for you?

Rick

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.
tarheel59's Comment
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Rick S. I graduated from school in 2009 but, have not been in.T/T since. I have no problem going through full school. I am just looking for the best training I can find. One year commitment is ok with me. I am not a job hopper, I've had very few jobs and I am 56.The deciding factors for me are excellent training. Hometime is not a big deal with me . Finding a company with opportunities within the company. Someone that treats drivers decently.

Chris K.'s Comment
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Seriously take a look at Millis. School is near you in Eden(I'm to assume you are in NC). Old Rookie just updated his training diary int that forum.

tarheel59's Comment
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Thanks Chris K., I like Millis because they are dispatched as solo. So trainer would be in.passenger seat. School training seems to be good.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Rick S. I graduated from school in 2009 but, have not been in.T/T since. I have no problem going through full school. I am just looking for the best training I can find. One year commitment is ok with me. I am not a job hopper, I've had very few jobs and I am 56.The deciding factors for me are excellent training. Hometime is not a big deal with me . Finding a company with opportunities within the company. Someone that treats drivers decently.

I'm in the same boat as you - County Votech (9 weeks) in '09 - haven't gone out full time yet. I have the bigger issue of living in an area that pretty much NO ONE HIRES out of.

In NC - you have a wide open choice of who you go with.

Rick

tarheel59's Comment
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Rick S., You must live Florida. Or upper Minnesota or S. and N. Dakota

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