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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yes... I work for them for a year afterwards.

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What exactly is "company sponsored"? Is Wolding actually paying for your school?

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I didn't even realize they had that option. They don't mention it on their site.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I didn't even realize they had that option. They don't mention it on their site.

I just asked someone from the company a few weeks ago and their exactly reply was:

We do not have our own training program and require drivers to have experience or be a recent driving school graduate.

So Andrew, explain your schooling situation. Where did you go to school and who paid for it? Are you under contract with Wolding?

Andrew C.'s Comment
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No it is not something that is advertised on their website however the school that I go to, 160 Driving Academy has an agreement with them. They front the money for the schooling and I signed a contract to work for them for a year. The school said it’s not something they do a lot though. Maybe they are short drivers in the Chicago region? Maybe an Illinois thing since 160 is exclusively in Illinois. I’m not sure. I had every intention of paying out of pocket and going to them but when they offered the money I gladly accepted. I was going to them anyway. Plus like you and everyone has said I’m staying a year anyway might as well have them pay. In a year I’m free and clear. Hope this helps.

David L.'s Comment
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Hi Andrew, just wanted to wish you good luck in school! I'm going to be starting my company sponsored CDL Training school in Missouri on Sept. 17th with Wil-Trans. Being on this site has just gotten me more excited and looking forward to starting my new career. I've been taking the tests on here and I'm super glad I have, I really appreciate the availability to do this and it's really helping me retain so mush info for my permit test. Thank you so much for this resource Brett and company! Dave

No it is not something that is advertised on their website however the school that I go to, 160 Driving Academy has an agreement with them. They front the money for the schooling and I signed a contract to work for them for a year. The school said it’s not something they do a lot though. Maybe they are short drivers in the Chicago region? Maybe an Illinois thing since 160 is exclusively in Illinois. I’m not sure. I had every intention of paying out of pocket and going to them but when they offered the money I gladly accepted. I was going to them anyway. Plus like you and everyone has said I’m staying a year anyway might as well have them pay. In a year I’m free and clear. Hope 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.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Wolding only sponsors at a few CDL schools in the Midwest. I am pretty sure they are only in WI and IL. It would be something you would learn from the individual CDL schools. The one I went thru you could get sponsored by CR England, CRST, or Roehl.

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.
Andrew C.'s Comment
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Hey David! Thanks so much for the well wishes. I send them right back to you. Wil-Trans seems pretty awesome I just couldn't be gone that long from home with kids. The recruiter who called me for them was super nice and very honest. I think you made a good choice. This site has been an awesome resource. Believe me just reading stuff on here will put you light years ahead of others in your training class. I am seeing that now. Safe travels and if you need anything that I might be able to help with let me know.

Andrew

Hi Andrew, just wanted to wish you good luck in school! I'm going to be starting my company sponsored CDL Training school in Missouri on Sept. 17th with Wil-Trans. Being on this site has just gotten me more excited and looking forward to starting my new career. I've been taking the tests on here and I'm super glad I have, I really appreciate the availability to do this and it's really helping me retain so mush info for my permit test. Thank you so much for this resource Brett and company! Dave

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No it is not something that is advertised on their website however the school that I go to, 160 Driving Academy has an agreement with them. They front the money for the schooling and I signed a contract to work for them for a year. The school said it’s not something they do a lot though. Maybe they are short drivers in the Chicago region? Maybe an Illinois thing since 160 is exclusively in Illinois. I’m not sure. I had every intention of paying out of pocket and going to them but when they offered the money I gladly accepted. I was going to them anyway. Plus like you and everyone has said I’m staying a year anyway might as well have them pay. In a year I’m free and clear. Hope this helps.

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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.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Andrew C.'s Comment
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How are things going out there Patrick?

Wolding only sponsors at a few CDL schools in the Midwest. I am pretty sure they are only in WI and IL. It would be something you would learn from the individual CDL schools. The one I went thru you could get sponsored by CR England, CRST, or Roehl.

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.
Patrick C.'s Comment
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Just keeping the wheels turning. Have freight to deliver and money to make, lol

Andrew C.'s Comment
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In looking back at your start with Wolding how long was it till you got a decent paycheck and was bringing home some cash? Obviously training isn't gonna be a lot but once you got on your own?

Just keeping the wheels turning. Have freight to deliver and money to make, lol

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Took me 3or 4 months to start making a lot more consistent checks. But even now off weeks happen. Sometimes you just get the short end of the stick when it comes to freight.

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