CDL Training Program FAIL! The Instructor Quit The Job HELP

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Rekcurt9291 R.'s Comment
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I have a cdl b with restriction J, cant drive manual trucks. I took this class to take out restriction and to be able to drive tractor trailers but this situation happened.

Cost:3000$ Duration: 6 weeks(august to september) <40 hours- pretrip <20 hours- simulator /basic operation- ( 3 students: 1.33 hours/day for 5 days, the rest of the time watching other students ) *Total hands on time= 6.5 hours <20 hours- parking skills- ( 3 students: 1.33 hours/day for 5 days, the rest of the time watching other students ) *Total hands on time= 6.5 hours <40 hours- roadskill - (4 students: less than 1 hour/day for 10 days, rest of the time riding with the other students) *total hands on driving time = less than 10 hours ) instructor takes a long smokebreaks. haha

CDL Road test wait = 3 Months (Last week of november)

A week before scheduled road test the Instructor quit the job.No instructor, No road test.

2nd week of December . i got an email from them, they gave me 3 option.

1. Wait for our CDL Program to resume training - no estimated time frame(The proccess might take about 6 months) 2. Referral to a Company . They may be able to assist with employment, if qualified, as well as testing.

3. A refund for the CDL Road Skills - Testing in the amount of $565 plus $50 for the cancelled CDL test for a total of $615.

I am unemployed since i took the class. what do you guys think?

option 1- by the time they have a new instructor. i'll forget how to drive and the feel to drive the tractor trailer. option 2- the company referal, That company they were telling me to go will have 10% driving and the rest labor. option 3- going to spend 3,000$ again to another training program?

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.
Jamie T's Comment
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Personally I'd probably look at option 2. If they can get you in somewhere to finish your training / testing and provide employment. But again, as you said you might not be sure if that's a good company they're putting you with.

Old School's Comment
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The easiest way to handle this is to apply at the various Paid CDL Training Programs.

It's little or no cost and still achieves your desired goal.

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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The easiest way to handle this is to apply at the various Paid CDL Training Programs.

It's little or no cost and still achieves your desired goal.

I think I would also speak with an attorney about the possibility of a refund. There may be a breach of contract here.

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.
Old School's Comment
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I agree with Grumpy, but...

I seriously doubt this private school has the resources to pay out refunds. From their current responses to the situation it sounds as if they are possibly down for good.

This is one of the many reasons Why We Recommend Company Sponsored Training.

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I agree with Grumpy, but...

I seriously doubt this private school has the resources to pay out refunds. From their current responses to the situation it sounds as if they are possibly down for good.

This is one of the many reasons Why We Recommend Company Sponsored Training.

You may well be correct.

What school is this, Rekcurt9291? Should be no problem naming them, as long as the story is true, which I don't doubt. Maybe you can prevent someone else from experiencing the same fate.

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.

G-Town's Comment
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In short; cut bait. Don’t waste any more of your time or money on that school.

Go the path of Paid CDL Training Programs as suggested by Old School.

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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In short; cut bait. Don’t waste any more of your time or money on that school.

Go the path of Paid CDL Training Programs as suggested by Old School.

Yep, finish school and get a job at the same time. You might finish that school and still be unhirable. It certainly doesn't sound like a quality school, and many companies won't accept training from "Joe's CDL School".

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.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I agree with Old School and G-Town on this. I went with a CDL private school, but should have gone with :Paid CDL Training Programs. They will have a better investment to you with this approach. You will also get the training that the company you want to work requires of their students. I know the money you paid is a bummer. But please also give the name of the school here so others won't be tempted to go that route and have the same problem as you did.

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.
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