New From Orange County, CA - Paid CDL Training?

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G-Town's Comment
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Just read this...glad you are okay Big T.

CK's Comment
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@ Big T:

Glad you're ok! I live within walking distance of CA-91 in Fullerton, which puts me directly in a high truck traffic corridor. Good to know that's an advantage. Very interested in the Coke account, thanks for the info!

@ Brett:

Thanks for the info on Prime, that's the sort of thing I want to know. I'm definitely not interested in leasing or owner/operator at this point - the financial implications alone keep me from even considering that until years down the road, if ever.

@ Old School:

I work as had as the hardest workers I've ever known, so Top Tier is the goal. I'll take another read through of the companies offering paid CDL training, not just the local ones.


On one of the YouTube videos where a guy was spouting off about CR England, he cautioned that they only have automatic transmissions, and if you test on an automatic you will have that as a restriction. If you have the automatic restriction on your CDL, what has to be done to remove it at a later date? Time, expense? Is it worth it? Is this a non-issue? What companies train in manual transmission trucks?



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 T's Comment
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To get the restriction removed you will need to retest in a truck with a manual transmission. If you can avoid having a restriction that is beneficial, but is really not that big of an issue anymore. The industry is going auto. In most places if you are buying a new truck you have to special order it with a manual if you want one.

CK's Comment
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Sent in my first application, wish me luck!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Good luck

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