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Christopher L.'s Comment
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Roadmaster Truck Driving School Review

I've narrowed it down to going to Roadmaster school or do the Pam sponsored training I'm leaning toward Roadmaster yet thay are expensive 6500.00 Pam is cheaper but I don't like the idea of a year contract plus I would like to drive a flatbed so any info on roadmaster would be appreciated I just want to thank y'all for the responc on my earlier ? Y'all know who you are the info has been helpful

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Fuddruckers's Comment
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I've narrowed it down to going to Roadmaster school or do the Pam sponsored training I'm leaning toward Roadmaster yet thay are expensive 6500.00 Pam is cheaper but I don't like the idea of a year contract plus I would like to drive a flatbed so any info on roadmaster would be appreciated I just want to thank y'all for the responc on my earlier ? Y'all know who you are the info has been helpful

to me there's no reason to waste your money for training, that said,I was going to go through roadmaster in Orlando Florida, but they couldn't guarantee me a job, and the sales pitch was so try hard, and having to travel daily wasn't worth it, and I went for company sponsored training , and found out that the contract can be broken, and you'll end up paying around half of what roadmaster charges if you do, besides, you really want to stay with a company for a full year, because when you start jumping all over it doesn't look good on you, regardless of the reason you give for leaving.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Fuddruckers is right - don't worry about the contract at all because you'll want to stay with your first company for a full year anyhow. You're never going to establish a good reputation, get to know the right people, develop a good relationship with a solid dispatcher , and learn the inner workings of a company by jumping ship every six months. You have to put in your time and do all of those things to really have it good at any company. Nobody just rolls in, steps off the bus, and gets treated like a king with tons of great freight and top-notch treatment. So your goal should be to stick it out for a year with your first company.

I would say the decision should come down to money and preferences. If you have the money for private schooling the experience will almost certainly be better. You'll get more one-on-one instruction and the pace will be a bit slower. You'll also be treated a little better overall because at a private school you're a paying customer. At a Company-Sponsored School you're being given an opportunity to get the cost of training financed for you and then have a job with the company. So it's opportunity versus paying customer. It makes a difference.

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.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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

Tinker G.'s Comment
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I went to a private school (AIT) and was rather happy with the training that I got. That being said, my 'trainer' at Werner went to Roadmaster and I was surprised that he was not able to straight-line back. There seemed to other gaps in his training also. That may just have been him but I would not recommend Roadmaster to anyone.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I went to a private school (AIT) and was rather happy with the training that I got. That being said, my 'trainer' at Werner went to Roadmaster and I was surprised that he was not able to straight-line back. There seemed to other gaps in his training also. That may just have been him but I would not recommend Roadmaster to anyone.

I am a bit confused. Because your trainer could not do it that means you throw the entire school under the bus? And since you were trained by him I guess that means you need to go back through training cause you dont know how to drive.

Heck using that logic since there are a few bad trucker drivers out there I guess that means all of us drivers are bad drivers.

Let's not forget that there was one father that was a pedophile So that means all fathers are.....

I think you get the point. Think before you speak.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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