Colorado Driving

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James B.'s Comment
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i live in Colorado and am looking for free ways to get my C.D.L here so i don't have to leave state because I'm on probation and not aloud to for the next year and a half. Does anyone know how i can do that? I have no license or training I'm looking to start a career.

CortaroAz.'s Comment
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i live in Colorado and am looking for free ways to get my C.D.L here so i don't have to leave state because I'm on probation and not aloud to for the next year and a half. Does anyone know how i can do that? I have no license or training I'm looking to start a career.

Research online for CDL Schooling.. Just remember Local Hauls Only and Be Honest With The School as Well as The Employer's You Will Be Applying @..

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.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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i live in Colorado and am looking for free ways to get my C.D.L here so i don't have to leave state because I'm on probation and not aloud to for the next year and a half. Does anyone know how i can do that? I have no license or training I'm looking to start a career.

I think you might want to slow down just a bit. Your on probation so no trucking company will touch you until you are off probation. Now depending on why you are on probation you still might have a waiting preiod. If it was a felony then your looking at 5 to 10 years before most companies will touch you. If it was a mistermeiner then your looking at least a year or maybe two.

Daniel H.'s Comment
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Depending on where you are in CO contact local logging outfits. You would be intrastate and getting 10 or 13 shift experience. Then you'd have to work your way up. I may be off base but that's where i'd start.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Starcar's Comment
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Daniel H has given you a great idea !! I afree with Guyjax...I don't think you will be able to hire on with a company that goes outside of CO if you are on probation. So you will have to get that cleared up before you do much more. BUT, you can drive intrastate if oyu can find a company that will hire you. Check with your local employment office about the WIA program, to pay for your schooling. And it will depend on whether you have a local CDL school that WIA accepts, also. You have some research to do, so get on it...your adventure awaits !!

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.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Phil C.'s Comment
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I got my CDL for free going through my local branch college. I made so little income last year I qualified for a Pell Grant, and it paid for the class plus I got a $300 cash refund. It was on weekends so didn't interfere with my regular job. It did cost me $10.00 out of pocket for the learners permit, and $18.00 for the actual CDL license. The class paid for the rest including DOT medical card and drug test. They provided the trucks and instructors and I even got college credit for it. It may not be for everyone but if you want a free way to get a CDL you might look into this option. You can go to the financial aid office at a college that offers a CDL class and see if you qualify for a pell grant for free.

Otherwise I know many large trucking companies offer free training as long as you contract with them to work for a year or something like that.

Phil

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I made so little income last year I qualified for a Pell Grant, and it paid for the class plus I got a $300 cash refund

Nice!

Also, there's the WIA (Workforce Investment Act) that can provide funding for 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.
Eddie B.'s Comment
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Depending on where you live the local workforce office can help. I just got my WIA approved through Weld County at the Greeley office...the also have schools in state that can get you on with the oilfield guys. It may all depend on why you are on probation though...if they can hire you or not.

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