Central Transport?

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Sal H.'s Comment
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Hello all,

I am new to this forum and commercial driving in general, and I am seeking advice from experienced drivers. I recently looked into getting hired by Central Transport out here in San Bernardino. Is this company recommended for new drivers? I have had my CDL for a few months now and things have been relatively smooth, but I would like further training. Does Central Transport give out training manuals, paid training (or any training), etc.?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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.
Banks's Comment
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A lot of the LTL companies do hire new drivers and train them, but it's based on need. I don't know if central is one of them.

Old Dominion, FedEx freight, SAIA, Estes and A Duie Pyle do, but it's based on need.

Bobcat Bob started his career at old Dominion and he has no regrets. He's loving it.

I got my CDL through FedEx Freight's driver apprentice program and I'm loving every minute of it. At FedEx freight you would be required to go through the driver apprentice program if you have less than a year of experience.

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.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Old School's Comment
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I have had my CDL for a few months now and things have been relatively smooth, but I would like further training.

Welcome to our forum Sal!

Please, give us a little more information if you can.

How did you get your CDL?

Who are you driving for currently?

Why are you wanting to move to another company?

Why do you think you need "further training?"

I think we can help you, but it would help us know how to advise you if you could provide some answers to those questions.

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.
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