Truck Driver In Training

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Country Dumplin's Comment
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Hey Folks,

I am currently enrolled in CDL school and looking at perspective future employers. So far I have narrowed my list down to the two. McElroy Truck Lines and Paschall Truck Lines INC. I know being a new CDL holder with no experience that I won't get paid a huge amount. I know that I need to limit home time so I can learn my craft. My question is can any of you guys give me any pointers on which company may be the better one to go with. I am a skeptical person, both companies recruiters promised the moon and I know for a fact most of it won't be done but still any company that would hire a newbie would have to be an alright company right? IF neither of these companies are a good starter company can you guys suggest one that would better?

Many Thanks, Country T

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Hi, C. Dumplin, welcome to Trucking Truth. Maybe someone here has some experience with your two choices. In the meantime, here are some things (we have much more!) that might help you:

You might find your companies here:

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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.

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