Which Companies Hire New Graduates Straight Out Of CDL School ?

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc Lee wrote this in response to Grumpy:

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I do not think my school is "special", that I have somehow received a "better" education. I have received my CDL-A. AKA my "license to learn."

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Okay,...then please stop posting statements in direct conflict with the above, like this from yesterday:

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Like I said at the start of this thread... Where you attend school makes a difference (when it comes to minimum experience requirements).

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Nothing contradictory there at all.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Nothing contradictory there at all.

Yes, it is contradictory, and quite frankly you're a know-it-all pain in the ass. But that's ok. Things are about to get real for you. We'll see how much you know soon enough.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Grumpy gets it...and below is exactly what the moderators have been trying to convey to Marc...

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People here are trying to give you good advice, but you are so convinced your school has given you an education so superior to everyone else, that you are a superstar. I'm sure you are a great guy, with talent, but right now, you are just a rookie with a CDL.

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We are indeed trying to help Marc. But like many before him (and there have been many), he seems to “know better”, hung-up on the wrong stuff and posting information that isn’t helping anyone. That’s what ticks me off, (no disrespect intended), but you know very little about trucking or what you actually signed-up for, you have a CDL. Nothing more.

My patience wears very thin with students, zero experience, repeatedly touting false information and elevating themselves for superficial reasons that in the end game, are meaningless.

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And when I graduate, I will be exactly the same level, a rookie with zero experience. Regardless of how Sage touts their school as the best, once I graduate, I'll have a CDL , just like a graduate of the worst school in the nation. Sage touted their Rome school as having the only "shifting range" in NY. God, I hope not, because that means every other driver was only able to shift from 5th to 6th until they hit the road. When I got really good at shifting (relative to when I started), I made it to 8th once, and immediately had to start downshifting to slow down for the turn at the end. Starting from 5th.

Wolding requires 6 months experience, but once I graduate, I'll be going to the next available orientation, where they will see if I am teachable. Hopefully the one on one driving I paid for will pay off and give me enough experience to be able to continue with my real training. Is it because my school is so much better than others? No, it is because they need people, and IF I can prove myself, I will luck into a job with a good company, just like every other graduate. If I can't, Sage's reputation won't help me one bit, I'll be sent home just as fast as if I graduated from Joe's CDL school.

Now what MIGHT have given me a SLIGHT edge, is that I have a perfectly clean driving record, and while my criminal record does have a blemish, it was over 30 years ago, and I have lived a law abiding life since, and didn't try to hide it. I learned from my mistake, owned up to it, and learned from it.

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It would suck to have another TT member not make it. 1 fell short. I really don’t want to see it happen to 2.

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Grumpy gets it...and below is exactly what the moderators have been trying to convey to Marc...

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People here are trying to give you good advice, but you are so convinced your school has given you an education so superior to everyone else, that you are a superstar. I'm sure you are a great guy, with talent, but right now, you are just a rookie with a CDL.

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We are indeed trying to help Marc. But like many before him (and there have been many), he seems to “know better”, hung-up on the wrong stuff and posting information that isn’t helping anyone. That’s what ticks me off, (no disrespect intended), but you know very little about trucking or what you actually signed-up for, you have a CDL. Nothing more.

My patience wears very thin with students, zero experience, repeatedly touting false information and elevating themselves for superficial reasons that in the end game, are meaningless.

double-quotes-end.png

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And when I graduate, I will be exactly the same level, a rookie with zero experience. Regardless of how Sage touts their school as the best, once I graduate, I'll have a CDL , just like a graduate of the worst school in the nation. Sage touted their Rome school as having the only "shifting range" in NY. God, I hope not, because that means every other driver was only able to shift from 5th to 6th until they hit the road. When I got really good at shifting (relative to when I started), I made it to 8th once, and immediately had to start downshifting to slow down for the turn at the end. Starting from 5th.

Wolding requires 6 months experience, but once I graduate, I'll be going to the next available orientation, where they will see if I am teachable. Hopefully the one on one driving I paid for will pay off and give me enough experience to be able to continue with my real training. Is it because my school is so much better than others? No, it is because they need people, and IF I can prove myself, I will luck into a job with a good company, just like every other graduate. If I can't, Sage's reputation won't help me one bit, I'll be sent home just as fast as if I graduated from Joe's CDL school.

Now what MIGHT have given me a SLIGHT edge, is that I have a perfectly clean driving record, and while my criminal record does have a blemish, it was over 30 years ago, and I have lived a law abiding life since, and didn't try to hide it. I learned from my mistake, owned up to it, and learned from it.

0682736001545325604.jpg

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It would suck to have another TT member not make it. 1 fell short. I really don’t want to see it happen to 2.

You and me both. I will do my best. I have done well on the little bit of driving I was able to get in at school, so hopefully I won't let you (and me) down.

Are you able to say what happened to the other one?

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I will leave that up to him to discuss if he comes back in here. I have my opinions, but.... I digress.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I will leave that up to him to discuss if he comes back in here. I have my opinions, but.... I digress.

I didn't realize it was a current member

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