How Does Shippers Choice Stay In Business?

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George Z.'s Comment
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All I have ever heard is bad things about them. Even was shown how low their DMV passage rates are. Yet, despite all the horrible reviews they have locations all over the place in my state. I can get financial aid for training, go to Shippers Choice each day and be home each night since they are so very very close to where I live. But, I have read, heard, and was shown so many bad things, it may not be worth the chance. So, how do they stay in business?

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

PackRat's Comment
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George Z. , We have read in your posts that you are going through an extremely difficult period right now. Bashing everything on here is not going to make anything better is it?

Dwight's Comment
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There are some excellent CDL schools. And then some aren't. Keep in mind that they are there to secure your CDL license. They have a steady stream of students whose tuition is covered by grants. It's all what you make of it. I went through CDS in Woodford. They did what they said they would do. It was up to me to get there.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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All I have ever heard is bad things about them. Even was shown how low their DMV passage rates are. Yet, despite all the horrible reviews they have locations all over the place in my state. I can get financial aid for training, go to Shippers Choice each day and be home each night since they are so very very close to where I live. But, I have read, heard, and was shown so many bad things, it may not be worth the chance. So, how do they stay in business?

Magic.

George, WTF? You trash a trucking school (primarily through heresay) and then you contemplate taking there training? I think you answered your own question...

We have all given you similar advice...call around to every company offering Paid CDL Training Programs. You will eventually find a good fit.

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.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Errol V.'s Comment
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George Z. says:

I can get financial aid for training, go to Shippers Choice each day and be home each night since they are so very very close to where I live.

To me this sentence means you believe you need to pay for your schooling yourself. Not so.

The easiest route, financially, are Paid CDL Training Programs. Yes, you sign a contract for tuition, but you make payments for about one year to pay it off.

Most other companies will pay the school for you. In this case, you contract with the school for tuition. Then you're new company will pick up the tab. Yes, you contract with Truck Driver's Career Guidethem to pay it back. No free lunch.

The thing about getting home daily during school is a stroke of luck. You find a school nearby and commute. I live near Memphis TN, were Swift has a school, and that was a big decision factor for 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.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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