Need Paid CDL School 4 Pet Friendly Company

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Amanda F.'s Comment
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I live in South Georgia. I am looking for a paid CDL School that will eventually allow me to bring my 25 lb. dog with me, once I go on the road alone. Does anyone know of a company that offers that?

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.
Old School's Comment
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Welcome Amanda! There's a lot of companies that will allow you to take your dog with you. Most of them will require a pet deposit.

Here's some information you should look through.

Companies That Allow Pets

Amanda F.'s Comment
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Thank you very much. I looked at that site. Are there any that also offer paid CDL training? I also need one in my hiring area. I live in Valdosta, GA

Welcome Amanda! There's a lot of companies that will allow you to take your dog with you. Most of them will require a pet deposit.

Here's some information you should look through.

Companies That Allow Pets

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.
Old School's Comment
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Look into Prime and Swift. I think they're both hiring from your area. I'm sure there are others, but those two come to mind right now. They both offer Paid CDL Training Programs.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Primes pet deposit is $1000 which is paid $300 in the first installmemt then $50 per week. one pet up to 30 pounds.

However, there was a temporary hiring freeze on CA, FL, and GA.

Be sure to call and ask.

Amanda F.'s Comment
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Thank you very much. I appreciate the information.

Look into Prime and Swift. I think they're both hiring from your area. I'm sure there are others, but those two come to mind right now. They both offer Paid CDL Training Programs.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Army 's Comment
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Wil-Trans has a liberal pet policy as does Jim Palmer.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Wil-Trans has a liberal pet policy as does Jim Palmer.

Liberal as in - will they take an 85lb well behaved Rottie?

Rick

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Army 's Comment
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Wil-Trans has a liberal pet policy as does Jim Palmer.

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Liberal as in - will they take an 85lb well behaved Rottie?

Rick

“Yes, we have a very pet friendly program with no breed restrictions. We understand the positive benefits for drivers on the road that come with companionship.” Quoted from Jim Palmers website.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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CFI has a liberal pet policy. I think the deposit is $500. I don't know if it needs to be paid at once or if they will payroll deduct it over time. They offer free training and you are looking at a minimum of about 9 weeks from the day you get to school to the day you upgrade and can get your dog.

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