Private School Training??

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Sandy S.'s Comment
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I read the comments about private school training. I'm in private school training now on a grant program. I myself, felt this would be better for me at this time to go there instead of a paid cdl program through a company. Granted I've just started but the instructor's are very much interested in our career and takes the time with us to make sure we completely understand what's being taught, discussed and so forth. I by no means know it all and also know even after school I will forever continue to learn in my new career choice. I'm also not saying I'm aganist paid CDL programs just stating my circumstances right now. Thank you all for the support and the wealth of information Trucking Truth offers!! šŸ™‚

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.
Big Scott's Comment
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Best of luck to you. Several of our members went through private school. In your case, you got a grant, good for you. Paid CDL Training Programs are a great way for people to get into trucking for little or no out of pocket money. We are here to help. It would help others if you would document your training in our diaries section.

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.
Peter M.'s Comment
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Best of luck to you. I am interested in your updates.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Sandy, I thought about going to a local school in Dunbar (PIA) and maybe even keep my job and do the school thing on the weekends. But, the up front Mindy was an issue and they only offered weekend classes if there was enough interest. So, the perfect plan for me was the company sponsored training. For whatever reasons, some options work better for some people than they do others.

Iā€™m glad you have great instructors and I look forward to hearing about your adventures and your journey. Be sure to keep us updated. Are you going to do a diary?

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.

Sandy S.'s Comment
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Thank you Big Scott, Peter and Kim! Kim I will sure try too. I have to warn you I'm not much of a writer tho but I will try my best to let everyone know how things are at school. :) Thanks again šŸ™‚

Jamie's Comment
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Thank you Big Scott, Peter and Kim! Kim I will sure try too. I have to warn you I'm not much of a writer tho but I will try my best to let everyone know how things are at school. :) Thanks again šŸ™‚

Yeah I wasn't either, I simply just wrote about what happened during the day. rofl-3.gif

Such as what we did, and how I did and some other students, etc.

Sandy S.'s Comment
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