Chico, California Paid CDL A Training Companies With The Best Home Time And Shortest Contract

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Matthew R.'s Comment
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Does anyone know of a good company near Chico, CA. I'm looking for a company that can pay for my cdl training. I would like to be home pretty often (atleast weekly).

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.
Calkansan's Comment
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Matthew The good news is that you live 20 miles east of the I5. The I5 corridor is a huge freight corridor from Seattle to San Diego with LA, the bay, and Portland in between. With that in mind, national companies like Swift, Schneider, and Knight with schools would be your starting point. You would be western regional. Hopefully you could swing by the house for your 10 hour break once or twice a week. Once you have that magical first year done, the sky is the limit. Driving jobs are hard to find in the area without any experience. Check Sierra Nevada brewery, walmart dc in red bluff, legend transportation in Yuba City come to mind. Also walnut and almond harvest are coming soon could be another possibility. Propane companies suburban, triflame, amerigas, reliance, k gas. Possibility of hauling fuel. Go south on midway past skyway and turn right on hagen lane. There is a huge fuel loading plant for N CA. Alot of these possibilities require experience. Don't take my word, do your research. How do I know this? I live 12 miles east of Chico up the skyway. I went to private school in redding. I drove for May for 2 1/2 years OTR. I now drive locally for a propane company. I don't know how to do the starter links. Hopefully Brett, old school, errol, g-town, or anybody can add them. Trucking can be a great career with a good starting foundation. This website is a start to that career. If you have any other questions, fire away. Somebody will be able to answer.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Big T's Comment
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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.
Matthew R.'s Comment
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Thanks for the advice Calkansan. Does anyone know anything about companies like Prime and Jim Palmer on the I5. I actually live in Orland which is like 2 miles from I5

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Thanks for the advice Calkansan. Does anyone know anything about companies like Prime and Jim Palmer on the I5. I actually live in Orland which is like 2 miles from I5

If you want to be home weekly, Jim Palmer is not necessarily the company for you, they are mainly otr. Prime might have a regional gig to get you home, but they are primarily otr , too, I think.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Gladhand's Comment
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Swift, May Trucking, Heartland Express.

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