Any Good,reasonable CDL Schools In South Florida?

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Big A$$ T.'s Comment
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I'm really glad you've got that fat wallet. It might help you - we sure haven't been able to

LOL... Yeah, I know. That's why I want to get into hotshot and not big rigs...for now. I wanna see how it goes first but I do know plenty of people who do make good money as O/Os, small companies,etc...and in my case, having a dealership and being able to get those $$$ trucks for a lot less doesn't hurt, right? For all I know I can add semis to my inventory lol...

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Gee, I asked a simple question and all the hyenas came out!  Lol   I didn't really want to tell you my life story but I actually own few businesses for 10+ years now, including a towing company and a car dealership. Already have a great tow/hauling truck that would be perfect for a hotshot. That's what I'm aiming for... It's not all semis out there...relax.   Even if I did want to get into semis, I don't see what's the problem?! We all have to start somewhere, don't we? Y'all act like you were born behind the wheel and know everything

I tried to shoot straight with you. And you call me a hyena?

Why ask the question if you don’t really want to hear the answer? You asked about trucking schools. Implied in that; you are seeking a Class A CDL for running semis. You gave us part of the story...

You are correct “we all do have to start somewhere”. However your plan is atypical of how best to start and has a high probability of failure. You can disagree all you want but no one here is going to tell you what you want to hear.

There is you simple answer.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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G-Town's Comment
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All this guy wants todo is refute our advice and discredit our experience.

No idea why people like him bother asking questions when they have all the answers.

G-Town's Comment
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Yeah dude...

“Class A is definitely more than just semis”...no sh**.

You left out that I said “implied”. You only gave us part of the information. The overwhelming majority of people who seek a trucking school intend to drive a semi.

Keep posting your venom and I’ll continue deleting it.

Rick C.'s Comment
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That's another reason why I don't want to get my CDL thru a company. Yes, I understand that's a great option for someone who wants to get a CDL (and a job, carrier) and doesn't have the money for school, etc.. but we are not on the same boat here. Between my towing company, dealership and a few other things that I do, I'm doing pretty well. As I'd like to say I'm 5'11" but when I sit on my wallet - I'm 11'5"! So I definitely don't want to be working for someone else making 31 cents per mile !! You feel me? And be tied up with an year or two contract. Hell to the mutha trucker no!   I don't know why you keep pushing that option?! It's definitely NOT the only way to get a CDL... Kickbacks, bonuses, free advertising?..I would never know I guess...

I'm with you (but not OO). I'm in the last third of a private CDL school, and I'm glad I went this way. It's true their equipment is not the latest, but five years old is the oldest, and they maintain their trucks regularly. As for their having "no incentive, none" to teach me right, that's simply not true in the internet age. They have competition here, and the reviews and ratings are right there for all to see and compare. One bad review that discourages even one student is $9k (CDN) they're out.

I'm learning on a variety of trucks, manual and auto, loose and tight clutches, etc. I don't have a pickup and trailer so I can't jump into hotshotting in the Permian just yet. That's the big article on LinkedIn today. :)

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

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.

G-Town's Comment
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That's another reason why I don't want to get my CDL thru a company. Yes, I understand that's a great option for someone who wants to get a CDL (and a job, carrier) and doesn't have the money for school, etc.. but we are not on the same boat here. Between my towing company, dealership and a few other things that I do, I'm doing pretty well. As I'd like to say I'm 5'11" but when I sit on my wallet - I'm 11'5"! So I definitely don't want to be working for someone else making 31 cents per mile !! You feel me? And be tied up with an year or two contract. Hell to the mutha trucker no!   I don't know why you keep pushing that option?! It's definitely NOT the only way to get a CDL... Kickbacks, bonuses, free advertising?..I would never know I guess...

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I'm with you (but not OO). I'm in the last third of a private CDL school, and I'm glad I went this way. It's true their equipment is not the latest, but five years old is the oldest, and they maintain their trucks regularly. As for their having "no incentive, none" to teach me right, that's simply not true in the internet age. They have competition here, and the reviews and ratings are right there for all to see and compare. One bad review that discourages even one student is $9k (CDN) they're out.

I'm learning on a variety of trucks, manual and auto, loose and tight clutches, etc. I don't have a pickup and trailer so I can't jump into hotshotting in the Permian just yet. That's the big article on LinkedIn today. :)

Rick it's fantastic you are happy considering you handed them $9000.00, you damn well should be.

Contrary to your blanket statement: " As for their having "no incentive, none" to teach me right, that's simply not true in the internet age. ". That may be true for the school you selected but not the case for the majority of others. Too many recent horror stories.

Sorry...not convinced. It's why we recommend Paid CDL Training Programs 99 times out of 100.

And by the way the OP you replied to? He was banned.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

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.

PackRat's Comment
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As for internet posts on company reviews, you may as well read the rambling, incoherent writing on the walls of a truck stop bathroom.

Both sources are about equal for fact-based information on various companies.

Old School's Comment
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It always amazes me how the new people who are trying to just get their foot in the door are so much smarter than the folks who've been traveling this road for years. A little humility goes really far in the trucking industry. The guys who already know everything usually flounder around a bit before they frustratingly throw in the towel. They end up disgruntled and disgusted. Nothing goes like they thought it should, and that's to be expected. When your knowledge is superficial, and only based on your preconceived ideas and false notions, it will not sustain you through the difficulties of establishing yourself in this career.

Rick C.'s Comment
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It always amazes me how many big fish in tiny ponds there are on the internet.

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