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Patrick C.'s Comment
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I actually would encourage using your GI Bill and go to a private school. School is completely paid for, plus you get your housing stipend, plus you get your book stipend. Then most companies that hire new drivers have tuition reimbursement. That's right, you will get paid "back" the money Uncle Sam spent. Also a lot of companies that hire new drivers will also have a VA Approved apprenticeship program. Get another year worth of housing allowance to help cover those first year rookie growing pains.

If you have no intention of additional schooling than use your GI Bill to collect some pay checks.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Josh's Comment
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That's pretty much my plan.. Also being over 70% you can get Pell Grant's and use VOC rehab to add even more of a cushion to the paycheck.. Then when the benefits are up after 2 years and I turn 40 it's time to retire lol!!!

I actually would encourage using your GI Bill and go to a private school. School is completely paid for, plus you get your housing stipend, plus you get your book stipend. Then most companies that hire new drivers have tuition reimbursement. That's right, you will get paid "back" the money Uncle Sam spent. Also a lot of companies that hire new drivers will also have a VA Approved apprenticeship program. Get another year worth of housing allowance to help cover those first year rookie growing pains.

If you have no intention of additional schooling than use your GI Bill to collect some pay checks.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Dan S.'s Comment
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Josh

Being in the military, I would encourage you to save your gi bill and go thru company sponsored training.

Paid CDL Training Programs

2nd THAT. Life is what happens when you make other plans

There's ALWAYS the Law of Unforeseen consequences.

With Prime and DD214 in hand your contractual obligation is only 9 months

With Millis Transfer, and Veteran discount your $$$ obligation is in the hundreds NOT thousands

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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Jim S.'s Comment
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Not all major carriers run exclusively autos. I drive for Werner and have a manual. But it is older, all new trucks will be auto.

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