Swift In Waco, Ga Or C.R. England

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STJ's Comment
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I am trying to decide which school to attend to get my CDL. A recruiter from both schools have contacted me. Anyone have any suggestions on any of the two schools? Which one give the best and most practice time?

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.
Old School's Comment
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Welcome to the forum STJ!

Anyone have any suggestions on any of the two schools? Which one give the best and most practice time?

I wouldn't concern myself with finding the school that gives the most, or best practice time. Look, CDL school is rushed, and it's really only there for you to get your CDL. Nobody learns to be a professional truck driver in a matter of weeks, but you can learn enough to get a CDL. Take the time to listen to this podcast about Truck Driving School. It puts it all in perspective.

The Boot Camp Approach To Trucking

Focus on long term goals and objectives. Which company has more options available to you? Which one hauls the type of freight you might be interested in? What are their hometime policies? School is over and done in a few short weeks. Where you will learn how to be successful at this is during both your time with your trainer and the time you spend as a solo driver during that first year.

Focus on which one of those companies sounds like they have the program you want to stick with for a good solid year. That rookie year is where your education will come from. Focus on where you want to commit for that year.

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.
STJ's Comment
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Gladhand's Comment
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Not sure but i believe Cr England still force team driving and they are one of the lowest paying companies. If i were you, i would look at more companies. I applied to 3 and Swift ended up being the one that took me.

Regardless of what people say, trucking is what you make of it. If you like blaming everyone for your problems, you will have a hard time, but if you take responsibility for yourself and communicate with your team, you will do well.

STJ's Comment
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