Looking For Paid Training

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Saltybeard's Comment
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I'm looking at getting my CDL through one of the many company sponsored options. My question is, who pays salary during training, as well as the training cost. The only company I see that does is Roehl, but they don't hire from my area, Marion County, Florida. I can't afford to be without income for weeks, what with baby mamas wanting to be paid...

Any help? Thanks y'all, in advance.

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.
Steven H.'s Comment
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Knight pays during training.

G-Town's Comment
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All of the Paid CDL Training Programs pay either a flat rate or hourly during road training.

Each company operates a bit differently, most do not compensate while attending the actual schooling part.

My suggestion is to research using the above link and also this: Trucking Company Reviews.

Good luck.

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.
John F.'s Comment
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THAT'S what I was just wondering about! TT is the BEST place to find out REAL information! Too many rabbit holes on this internet

Saltybeard's Comment
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Thanks G-Town, I'll check that out.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I will say that many people just looking into schools etc often confuse cdl school with company training. CDL school (whether private or operated by a trucking company) is the classes you take to obtain your cdl and that time, to the best of my knowledge is NOT generally paid, however a rare few company schools might pay a little or at least cover your room and meals. Company training, on the other hand, you are a licensed cdl holder with no experience. Companies have you attend orientation, and road time with a company trainer. Company training you are generally considered an employee, and are paid.

if anyone knows company sponsored schools that actually pay you while you are in school, feel free to correct me.

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.
JakeBreak's Comment
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I will say that many people just looking into schools etc often confuse cdl school with company training. CDL school (whether private or operated by a trucking company) is the classes you take to obtain your cdl and that time, to the best of my knowledge is NOT generally paid, however a rare few company schools might pay a little or at least cover your room and meals. Company training, on the other hand, you are a licensed cdl holder with no experience. Companies have you attend orientation, and road time with a company trainer. Company training you are generally considered an employee, and are paid.

if anyone knows company sponsored schools that actually pay you while you are in school, feel free to correct me.

There are 2 if I remember correctly. I know roehl pays while you are in school and I think there is 1 other one. The others, mostly all, cover room and at least 1 meal a day.

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.
Tractor Man's Comment
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I believe the few Companies that cover room and board and/or meals during school, generally pay significantly less cpm for the first 6-12 months to recoup the cost. There are many options, as different people have different economic/family situations. The main thing is......STAY with your first Company for a MINIMUM of 1 year. Good Luck!

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

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