Contract Obligations

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Paranoid Droid's Comment
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I'm contracted to drive 100k miles. Everything has been going well until recently where I must take a medical leave. I'm not 100% sure if I will be able to return. Is there anything I can work out with the company to take care of my tuition if I am unable to return? I've driven 30k miles so far.. That's got to be good for something right? A discount possibly?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Talk to them, if you are medically unable to drive, I am sure they would work something out.

Brian's Comment
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Hey Paranoid, welcome to the forum.

All depends on the company. I did paid cdl training with Schneider, contracted with them for a year. Did three months and they pretty much split the difference for costs. But your situation is different since yours is for medical reasons. Best bet is communicate all of this with them and see what they may work out for you.

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.
Paranoid Droid's Comment
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Hey Paranoid, welcome to the forum.

All depends on the company. I did paid cdl training with Schneider, contracted with them for a year. Did three months and they pretty much split the difference for costs. But your situation is different since yours is for medical reasons. Best bet is communicate all of this with them and see what they may work out for you.

Did your contract state that they would reduce cost depending on miles driven? or were you supposed to complete a certain amount of miles, got out early anyways and they still worked with you?

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.
Brian's Comment
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For me it was one full year. Miles didn't matter. Sorry should of been more clear on that. But to have only driven that short amount of time and be charged that little was a huge favor on their part.

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