90 Day Waiting Period For Leasing

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Army 's Comment
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Just wanted to bring attention to this group from training blogs. According to a Jim Palmer student you cant go lease until you have at least 90 days in A seat. Meaning JP knows new CDL holders should not jump right into leasing...not that 90 days is enough, but hey, I like the idea of a waiting period.

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.
Avvatar's Comment
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I see your point and agree. However look at it this way:

from the time i was 6 i wanted to drive. But "you can't get your license until your 16, young man." By the time I was 15 and 3/4, I was looking at cars. I couldnt DRIVE them, but i WANTED one. is getting your license THAT big a deal? not really. a trained monkey can drive a car. but because you had to wait and wait.

Imagine the opportunities this opens for Palmer. From recruitment to solo these guys are told "just remember, you can't lease from us until you've got your 90 days...", "alright, Jimbo, you've done training. you start solo tomorrow. Now your 90 days starts!", "Well, Stan, you're doing great. just 30 more days and you can go O/O! Keep it up", "OK, Jamaal! You did it! you made it 90 days! great job. Are you ready to run with the big dogs, or are you just going to stay on the porch?"

get my drift? we are programmed to want what we cant have and I bet that after 3 months, these guys feel pretty confident.

Army 's Comment
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Actually no I dont. I dont support lease, so I think it's better that they have to wait to see how the first 90 days goes. Maybe they have a walk away lease like prime, and JP notices many return the truck in the 90 days, I dont know. My main reason for posting was, this is the first time I had read that a company had a policy from leasing right out the door.

Jamie's Comment
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I believe Schneider requires a year of experience, could be wrong but pretty sure I read that on their site.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Just wanted to bring attention to this group from training blogs. According to a Jim Palmer student you cant go lease until you have at least 90 days in A seat. Meaning JP knows new CDL holders should not jump right into leasing...not that 90 days is enough, but hey, I like the idea of a waiting period.

90 is not enough. Should be more like 730 day waiting period!

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 B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Just wanted to bring attention to this group from training blogs. According to a Jim Palmer student you cant go lease until you have at least 90 days in A seat. Meaning JP knows new CDL holders should not jump right into leasing...not that 90 days is enough, but hey, I like the idea of a waiting period.

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90 is not enough. Should be more like 730 day waiting period!

Even better, don't offer lease at all lol.

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.
LDRSHIP's Comment
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Just wanted to bring attention to this group from training blogs. According to a Jim Palmer student you cant go lease until you have at least 90 days in A seat. Meaning JP knows new CDL holders should not jump right into leasing...not that 90 days is enough, but hey, I like the idea of a waiting period.

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90 is not enough. Should be more like 730 day waiting period!

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Even better, don't offer lease at all lol.

There will always be someone that wants to lease. I just think, albeit foolishly, that their should be some ethical responsibility on behalf of the company doing the leasing.. I guess 90 days is about the best you can ask from a businessman when he sees Dollar signs.

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 B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I agree but in many cases I'd have to question how much a company claims to care about their drivers when they advertise the hell out of a program with a failure rate even higher than their turnover.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I came across this quote that I think nicely applies to the newbies wanting to lease:

"Rational people don't risk what they have and need for what they don't have and don't need" ---- Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO.

Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
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90 days? I was thinking it was a 6 month wait after going solo. So 9 months or so after starting training.

Coming in off the street as a rookie driver you'd probably lease a used truck with 100k or so on it. A truck that was leased by someone that failed. My question is, why do that? There is so much risk involved compared to the reward it's not worth it.

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