KlLM Or Swift Driving School

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ANGELIQUE B.'s Comment
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Need help I am suppose to start at swift for cdl training on Monday and then KLLM on Thursday. I am just not sure what school to go. Any advice please

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Need help I am suppose to start at swift for cdl training on Monday and then KLLM on Thursday. I am just not sure what school to go. Any advice please

Either choice is a good one. Good drivers can be successful no matter what company name is applied to the door of your truck.

KLLM is all reefer loads, lots of intermodal. I don’t know anything about their training.

Swift is huge, which affords you many opportunities for OTR (including their reefer division) and Dedicated Account. I only know about Swift firsthand. I schooled with them, been there for 6 years next month. No regrets or complaints...no reason to look elsewhere.

My advice...make a decision, commit to one company and do not second guess yourself.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PJ's Comment
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I recommend swift for one specific reason. KLLM pushs leasing very very heavy. If you look at the trucks on the road alot of them say leased to on the door. You are also stuck with one option, reefer. They have or had a few dedicated fleets of sorts.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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