Why Does This Offer Come Now?

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Amazon does have a Career Choice program. Those people are offered classes on their own time (nights & weekends). Starting this year they've upped the ante and now offer CDL training to select people in the Transportation Department (mostly hostlers - yard dogs) on company time during work hours with their regular pay. Now that's sweet.

I'm not sure the commitment/contract these students have, but they're all stoked about the deal. I often let on that with the CDL license in their hands they'll never be without a job again.

And yes, my company has a contract with Amazon.

Oh, and I'm won't be pushing it in Trucking Truth, but we'll be opening up a separate "private" school soon in Memphis. We have leased a property and are getting ready to open the doors on a few months.

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.
Robsteeler's Comment
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That's funny guys because my job is also tied to an Amazon logistics contractor. I'll be managing dispatchers and drivers.

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.
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