Anybody Know Of Any Flatbed Companies That Train

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Jack Burton btlc's Comment
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I left this same question on the student driver forum but if you know of any let me know

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I think prime does.

Jeffry T.'s Comment
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Roehl, Prime, Maverick, TMC. Not positive on whether you need cdl or not prior to going to Maverick or TMC but have recently heard they both now have cdl training.

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.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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From another thread.

"I'm probably going with Maverick because I want to go flat bed and I was able to find a guy on youtube named Dale Clay that has chronicled his entire journey, including his pay.

It just makes me feel more secure that I haven't forotten to ask any questions.

There are flat bed companies that pay more (and less), but Maverick seems to be very concerned with driver retention. One example, they moved a driver into a relatively new truck, but apparently the driver seat was wore out. They said, "We will replace it the next time you come through the terminal". Little stuff like that makes a difference to me.

Anyway, look up Dale Clay on Youtube if you are interested and are in their hiring area.

I still haven't pulled the trigger, but I'm 90% certain that's where I'm headed."

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Swift does as well. Half of my Orientation Class in Phoenix were Skateboarders. Swift is expanding their Flatbed Division. They had some SWEET BRAND SPANKIN NEW Flatbed tractors when I was there!

Crawdaddy's Comment
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Roehl, Prime, Maverick, TMC. Not positive on whether you need cdl or not prior to going to Maverick or TMC but have recently heard they both now have cdl training.

This is correct. I have personally spoke with a recruiter at TMC and a friend of mine that is a trainer at TMC they both Saif they do CDL training. Recruiter informed me that you have endured to have a cdl permit prior to attending the training.

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.
Jack Burton btlc's Comment
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thanks for all the info but unfortunately I had a suspension for riding a motorcycle without a license without insurance and without a helmet a few years ago and my first choices were maverick, and tmc, and Paul, trans system, but all those guy turned me down so I was hoping their was some desperate company out their looking for a guy like me cause I have no FYI, dwi , accidents just the motorcycle thing and some insurance stuff and had my license back for 15 months now

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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How long ago?

Jack Burton btlc's Comment
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big Scott ....just about a week ago they wouldn't tell me why they wouldn't except me and told me i had to write them a physical letter to ask why and then they would tell me...kinds weird I thought

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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How long ago were the tickets?

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