Companies That Will Train Me If I Obtain Cdl Permit On My Own?

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Michael W.'s Comment
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Does anybody know of any companies in michigan that would train me if i got the cdl permit on my own? I live in the saginaw-midland-bay city area. Any help would be great! Also I'll be 21 in august next month (2017) if this helps.

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.
C T.'s Comment
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Most people go to school or company sponsored training which we suggest. However, you could always apply at beverage places (coke, pepsi, beer places) and train with them.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

John C.'s Comment
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Some of the companies actually require you to get your permit before entering their programs, others do not. Check out this link. There is a lot of info to be found here:

company sponsored schools

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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I'm with CFI and went through their training. Here is a link to my training diary. They require you to have your permit and med card before they will accept you into training.

If a company doesn't require you to have your permit and you already have it, you will have a head start. You will have to wait until you are 21 to apply. Also, you will have to have a verifiable work, school or military history. It is also advisable to get all of your endorsements. Good luck. We are here to help you.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Does anybody know of any companies in michigan that would train me if i got the cdl permit on my own? I live in the saginaw-midland-bay city area. Any help would be great! Also I'll be 21 in august next month (2017) if this helps.

Mike, to answer your question directly, it is a great idea to get the permit and the medical exam up front. Even if the school says they'll help you with the permit, if you have that ticket punched going in, you'll probably have more time paving your back is.

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.
Michael W.'s Comment
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Thanks for all the answers so far everybody! I have looked at both CFI and Millis. I'm leaning more towards millis and actually contacted them asking if they would take me with a permit, and they said no which is kind of a bummer since I liked what they offered. I'll just keep looking and contacting companies and also paying attention to this forum. Thanks for the help so far.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Shortcut, one and done:

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Maybe you'll just have to say no to a job offer, because you already have a better one!

AJ D.'s Comment
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Have you given Roehl a shout? Big presence in that area and big base in Gary, IN... not too far. They have done good by me.

OldRookie's Comment
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Thanks for all the answers so far everybody! I have looked at both CFI and Millis. I'm leaning more towards millis and actually contacted them asking if they would take me with a permit, and they said no which is kind of a bummer since I liked what they offered. I'll just keep looking and contacting companies and also paying attention to this forum. Thanks for the help so far.

I went through the Millis training program and they required students to have their permits when they arrived at school. So, either they have very recently revised their policy or there's been some sort of misunderstanding... if you believe the opposite to be true. You may want to check with them again.

Michael W.'s Comment
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I might just call them next time instead of email. But I really hope they still take permits.

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Thanks for all the answers so far everybody! I have looked at both CFI and Millis. I'm leaning more towards millis and actually contacted them asking if they would take me with a permit, and they said no which is kind of a bummer since I liked what they offered. I'll just keep looking and contacting companies and also paying attention to this forum. Thanks for the help so far.

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I went through the Millis training program and they required students to have their permits when they arrived at school. So, either they have very recently revised their policy or there's been some sort of misunderstanding... if you believe the opposite to be true. You may want to check with them again.

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