Paid CDL Training Prime Vs. Roehl

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Russ L.'s Comment
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Hi All, I was leaning towards Primes apprenticeship program and now after I see the TT article on Roehl >seems like a better avenue for me going with Roehl's program. Anybody out there have any feedback? Also, I have a Nevada DL and now reside in CA. Could I go for both DL and CLP at same time for CA?

Thanks everyone, Russ

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Splitter's Comment
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I don’t know the policy at other company paid training programs but at Prime you have two options depending on which facility you train at. Because you’re on the west coast, chances are you’ll be training at the Salt Lake City terminal. There you’ll have to take & pass your CLP in your home state. So to answer your question about whether you can do both at the same time? No, since you’ll have to come in with your CLP first, receive your training, then pass your CDL in Utah.

I would confirm this with your recruiter first. I did my training at the Springfield, MO terminal & that program is completely different. You’ll be taking your CLP at Springfield & be testing for your CDL there also. Once you pass your CDL, you’ll then go to your home state & transfer your license at their licensing department.

On feedback to compare training at either company? This training section has many diaries of actual members who went through their respective programs. Just use the search bar above & see which better suits your specific needs & likes. Only you know what those are. If you have specific questions, then ask away & we'll try to answer them as best we can.

Good luck going forward.

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Russ L.'s Comment
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Great Info Thanks Splitter

I don’t know the policy at other company paid training programs but at Prime you have two options depending on which facility you train at. Because you’re on the west coast, chances are you’ll be training at the Salt Lake City terminal. There you’ll have to take & pass your CLP in your home state. So to answer your question about whether you can do both at the same time? No, since you’ll have to come in with your CLP first, receive your training, then pass your CDL in Utah.

I would confirm this with your recruiter first. I did my training at the Springfield, MO terminal & that program is completely different. You’ll be taking your CLP at Springfield & be testing for your CDL there also. Once you pass your CDL, you’ll then go to your home state & transfer your license at their licensing department.

On feedback to compare training at either company? This training section has many diaries of actual members who went through their respective programs. Just use the search bar above & see which better suits your specific needs & likes. Only you know what those are. If you have specific questions, then ask away & we'll try to answer them as best we can.

Good luck going forward.

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

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