Company Vs Paying For Your Own Cdl

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's Comment
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My words and logic can speak for themselves, although I see that some want to downplay my points thru credentials.

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Not here they don’t.

Comparing a contract to slavery is buffoonery.

What are your credentials you claim are being downplayed?

I don't think it's buffoonery. When a company is taking advantage of an individual, possibly not well off, by threatening to go after them financially if they don't fulfill a contract, is not a far cry from slavery or better indentured servant. Alas, some of these contracts extend beyond one year, keeping the driver under contract from exploring better opportunities outside their current company, until fulfilling their contract. This would be the choice of last resort. But hey, it may be the only choice for some, so be it. My advice is to keep one's options as free as possible. Thus more possibilities/choices.

My point on credentials is that it shouldn't be a rally point for disqualification. Logic and words can stand on their own, sorry to hear that they don't apply on this forum?

Tractor Man's Comment
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Mark does not Drive. He is a poser trying to impress someone with something. I doubt he has ever used his CDL , if he in fact possesses one. Why else would he avoid the question. Take your crap over to The Truckers Report Mark. You may impress some over there, not here.

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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When a company is taking advantage of an individual, possibly not well off, by threatening to go after them financially if they don't fulfill a contract, is not a far cry from slavery or better indentured servant.

what's the point of a contract if they don't enforce it? You know what the rules are when you agree to work for them. It isn't like they're paying their students less than somebody coming to them straight out of CDL school.

Alas, some of these contracts extend beyond one year, keeping the driver under contract from exploring better opportunities outside their current company, until fulfilling their contract.

ok......? So the company is in the wrong for wanting someone to fulfill their obligation? All of this is clearly addressed in the contract, and it's your responsibility to read it before signing it. What a joke, to come in here making quite broad statements that lack any logic. I've got an idea Mark. I'll draft up a contract that I'll replace the roof to your home for $5,000 up front. I wont complete the roof and I wont pay you back, and you can't try to get your money back because then it'd be slavery. Same idea.....

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.
Cwc's Comment
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Mark does not Drive. He is a poser trying to impress someone with something. I doubt he has ever used his CDL , if he in fact possesses one. Why else would he avoid the question. Take your crap over to The Truckers Report Mark. You may impress some over there, not here.

As it would happen... In his previous comments he said he is not a driver... Good call Tractor Man!!

Lots of people think they know things about trucking from prior experience not driving.

Sure... You can pay out of pocket for a CDL. You might even get a job doing it afterwards but why?

Someone else will foot the bill and your in... You got the job. Get the experience and stay put. After a year or more if you decide you wanna go to a flatbed job or whatever the case may be... Go do that.

But "keeping your options open" or whatever Mark said translates to JobHopper.

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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Mark thinks he is logical...

Logic and words can stand on their own, sorry to hear that they don't apply on this forum?

Yes logical words do stand on their own. No logic or credibility when you make reference to slavery. Shameful and yes, buffoonery.

I was trained by Swift...fulfilled my 12 month contract and was then reimbursed every penny deducted during the first year. It was free after the 24th month. I’ve been with Swift for 6 years now and have no intention of going anywhere else.

Tell us about your experience Mark...

Brett Aquila's Comment
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My advice is to keep one's options as free as possible. Thus more possibilities/choices.

What kind of person would publicly start handing out their advice in a career they have no experience with? The type no one with any sense would listen to.

Appreciate the "help" Mark. We'll take it from here.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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To me company provided/paid training made the most sense. I had to pay about 20% upfront, and pay the rest over the course of the next year. What made the most sense to me however, is that by going through their school they have time and money spent on me already. It only makes good sense from a business standpoint to want to see an investment succeed, so I feel good about the position I'm in, and expect that if I need help or support they will provide it to help their investment.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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To me company provided/paid training made the most sense. I had to pay about 20% upfront, and pay the rest over the course of the next year. What made the most sense to me however, is that by going through their school they have time and money spent on me already. It only makes good sense from a business standpoint to want to see an investment succeed, so I feel good about the position I'm in, and expect that if I need help or support they will provide it to help their investment.

That is one of the biggest reason we recommend paid CDL training over private training and it seems to be something that a lot of people miss. The worst thing that can possibly happen to a new drivers is to get fired from their first job after making a couple of small mistakes. If the company has invested in your training then they're going to lose a lot more money by letting you go than they would if you bent a couple of mirrors in a parking lot.

But if you get fired from your first job for having too many safety violations you're going to have a hell of a time finding another job. I get emails all the time from people in that situation. All I can tell them is to apply like crazy to every company out there and hope to God someone gives them a second chance.

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.
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