SRT New CDL School Starting

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Lil Spud's Comment
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This is my second go round with CDL school The last time I was unable to test because I had an emergency back home. I have since cleared life issues up and back at it again. I had applied at every school I could find even though some of them left that wrenching feeling in my stomach I was going to go to the ends of the earth to earn my CDL. I had almost given up when a good friend mentioned to me that SRT (Southern Refrigerated) had just opened a brand new school and that it might be worth calling them. I couldn't seem to get any information so in desperation I went to the website and used the contact us form to ask about it. First thing the next morning I received several emails from them telling me to please go and apply on their website and then call "Katie" back. I did the application, but then had to run an errand so didn'tSouthern Refrigerated Transport SRT logo

get around to calling her right away. I was waiting for my husband at the bank and my cell rang.. I see that it says Arkansas and I went "could it be?" So I politely answered. Yup it was her!! This was the very first call back I had gotten in almost 4 months. I was excited, but nervous that it was going to be the same issue with lack of job history. I talked with her, we laughed, I asked questions, she asked questions. She explained they had a 'serious' lack of female trainers until March. I kind of got sad.. Then she put me on hold for a sec.. When she came back she said How's march class for ya? I said "I was hoping for sooner, but I will take it" It was that easy. I have talked to a few lady drivers and do not feel as this company falls in that negative atmosphere. I am very excited to be accepted and am very dedicated to getting my CDL. I will try and keep everyone posted but I have a while before I will actually leave. This gives me time to study, tie up some loose ends and prepare completely for that Journey from Idaho to Arkansas.


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.


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.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Lil Spud!

I see SRT trucks all over the place in my travels. I also go by their headquarter in Arkansas all the time - it looks very impressive.

Lil Spud's Comment
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Congratulations Lil Spud!

I see SRT trucks all over the place in my travels. I also go by their headquarter in Arkansas all the time - it looks very impressive.

Thank you My date has been changed to Feb 17 so I can go sooner they had a cancelation. I am getting prepared and so ready for this. I know what to expect as I did this once before. thank you for all of the support I am going to need it.

Tiffany A.'s Comment
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What is the website for SRT??? I want to check them out!!!!

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Nathan G.'s Comment
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I have also been approved for srt. now i got a choice from SRT,swift and cr england. i am leaning towards srt. my father drove for them back when they had all purple internationals. it was a good company then so i hope it hasnt changed for the worse.

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