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Sam's Comment
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I started school last Nov , went thou the WIA program , on Dec 16 instructor went in for surgery (she new she was going to have the surgery but none of the students was aware of this till the first day of class ) she is out for 8 weeks , we are scheduled to return around Feb 10th

Here is my Delmar , as of right now no one in my house hold has a job or can find one , I am running out of time (if not already)

What I need to know what is a good company that has a school that I could enroll in.

I have 4 weeks of schooling ,with about 30 hrs plus of driving (also knowledge from TT ) so this will help me move right alone in the classses.

Wine Taster's Comment
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Prime, Swift, Roehl all have schools that start weekly. Call them! I think Prime is the best option if you have no money. They will pay your way there. Pay for lodging and food while in class part. Then once you get on a truck with a TNT , you will make $600 a week. Roehl, you will have to pay for your lodging.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

RookieTrucker's Comment
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Swift loans you $3900 for school and $500 to cover the lodging, which they payroll deduct when you get in your own truck. At CDL school they buy you lunch from the roach coach the first couple days and then you are on your own. They pay the bus trip to training. Then you go through a week of non-paid orientation, but they do put you in a motel and buy you lunch. When you go out with your trainer you make minimum wage for your state of residence while on-duty not driving and $1 more while driving.

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.
Sam's Comment
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Prime, Swift, Roehl all have schools that start weekly. Call them! I think Prime is the best option if you have no money. They will pay your way there. Pay for lodging and food while in class part. Then once you get on a truck with a TNT , you will make $600 a week. Roehl, you will have to pay for your lodging.

Yes I was just on Prime website ,Prime has always been my top 3, I just wasn't familiar with their schooling,I already have my cdl permit in South Carolina my question is would I have to get one for Missouri .

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.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Sam, go through our list of Company-Sponsored Training Programs. Those companies all offer the type of training you're talking about.

Whether or not you'll need to transfer your permit will depend on the program you go with and the state they're in. I don't know if all states accept permits from other states or not.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Sam's Comment
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Sam, go through our list of Company-Sponsored Training Programs. Those companies all offer the type of training you're talking about.

Whether or not you'll need to transfer your permit will depend on the program you go with and the state they're in. I don't know if all states accept permits from other states or not.

yes Brett Im in the Company-Sponsored Training Programs right now looking , Iv been trying to not rush and make a harsh discussion but now I have no choice , The road I had layed down for myself has disappeared out from under me

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Woody's Comment
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Knight transportation finances their CDL school at 0% interest (around $3900) and is the only company that I know of that actually pays you while you go through training. Some of the schools only hire from certain areas but may be worth a look. If you have any questions your welcome to pm me and I'll tell ya anything I know. Happy to answer here too but I will typically answer emails quicker since I'm only on TT when I have a wifi connection.

Woody

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.
Free Spirit ( AKA #Hashta's Comment
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Prime, Swift, Roehl all have schools that start weekly. Call them! I think Prime is the best option if you have no money. They will pay your way there. Pay for lodging and food while in class part. Then once you get on a truck with a TNT , you will make $600 a week. Roehl, you will have to pay for your lodging.

Sam......

True, but you have 2 phases of TNT, the first phase will be 75 hours with a trainer and Prime LOANS you $200 per week during that time. They will deduct $25 per week until the loan is satisfied. You will then have to test out in order to obtain your CDL , if you Trifecta, you will get a $250 bonus!! Once you begin the second phase, you are officially an employee and you will be paid $600 OR .12 per mile which ever is greater.

If you decide to go with Prime, Inc the best advice I can give you.....is make sure you have told the COMPLETE truth on your app...BOTH apps need to match, make sure you have your CORRECT documents ...( I saw Ernie post they are EXTREMELY picky about obtaining A CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH and not a Birth Certificate).....and make sure your BP is good....You will be sent home quickly if you do not meet these requirements.

Prime is a tough company, but also a good company.

However, which ever Company you choose, I wish you the best of luck!

#PeaceOut #GoodLuck

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.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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