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Moe's Comment
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I used the tt.com application tool and WL received my application. I received a call on Christmas Eve and wasnt able to get ahold of the recruiter until today.

She informed me that because I am enrolled in a private truck school , I would need to get my CDL with the school first and then apply with them. I discussed my backing woes and that this is my fifth time trying to pass the test.

She was professional but also stated that my enrollment in private school basically disqualified me from going through their company paid and sponsored CDL program.

Anyone with experience know if this is a standard amongst the carriers or just a WL policy?

I am off to school today to do kore backingnand a drive and with the holiday WL is the only company I have had a chance to speak to. I was going to try SWIFT this PM.

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.
Moe's Comment
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Anybody??

I used the tt.com application tool and WL received my application. I received a call on Christmas Eve and wasnt able to get ahold of the recruiter until today.

She informed me that because I am enrolled in a private truck school , I would need to get my CDL with the school first and then apply with them. I discussed my backing woes and that this is my fifth time trying to pass the test.

She was professional but also stated that my enrollment in private school basically disqualified me from going through their company paid and sponsored CDL program.

Anyone with experience know if this is a standard amongst the carriers or just a WL policy?

I am off to school today to do kore backingnand a drive and with the holiday WL is the only company I have had a chance to speak to. I was going to try SWIFT this PM.

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Hi. someone just wrote me and said they got sent home from roehl after not being able to pass their tests.

This driver was denied by Prime. Keep trying.

PackRat's Comment
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Why not do a huge number of applications, and see what happens? I would think you should hear from more than one carrier.

It may be taking longer because of the double-holidays at the end of the year.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Anyone with experience know if this is a standard amongst the carriers or just a WL policy?

It's a policy with some Paid CDL Training Programs, but not others. We really want to help people understand that the companies that offer paid training programs do so because they have much higher success rates than they do with students from private schools. It's not only their performance behind the wheel but their attitude also. Unfortunately, many of the private school instructors either give poor advice or plant prejudices in the student's minds which sour them toward the industry or certain companies.

The paid training programs have become far more popular in recent years and continue to grow like crazy. The companies that offer paid training look at private school students as their last resort. They first look for experienced drivers and try to fill their training programs. If they still need more drivers they'll take a shot at some private school graduates.

Commitment to your first company and completing your contract is also very important. Many of the companies that offer training won't accept any students who have attended other paid training programs but failed to complete their contracts.

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.
Moe's Comment
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That is now my strategy

Why not do a huge number of applications, and see what happens? I would think you should hear from more than one carrier.

It may be taking longer because of the double-holidays at the end of the year.

Moe's Comment
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Not giving up, how do I message you if I need to ask a ??

Hi. someone just wrote me and said they got sent home from roehl after not being able to pass their tests.

This driver was denied by Prime. Keep trying.

Moe's Comment
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So Brett, if I may ask do he companies look at this private school venture as a contract. Would behoove me to go for this final time via my school, get my CDL this way since I have come this far

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Anyone with experience know if this is a standard amongst the carriers or just a WL policy?

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It's a policy with some Paid CDL Training Programs, but not others. We really want to help people understand that the companies that offer paid training programs do so because they have much higher success rates than they do with students from private schools. It's not only their performance behind the wheel but their attitude also. Unfortunately, many of the private school instructors either give poor advice or plant prejudices in the student's minds which sour them toward the industry or certain companies.

The paid training programs have become far more popular in recent years and continue to grow like crazy. The companies that offer paid training look at private school students as their last resort. They first look for experienced drivers and try to fill their training programs. If they still need more drivers they'll take a shot at some private school graduates.

Commitment to your first company and completing your contract is also very important. Many of the companies that offer training won't accept any students who have attended other paid training programs but failed to complete their contracts.

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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Here's a different tack on your situation: you signed in to a private school for third CDL training. Not a problem. You are now having a tough time with backing maneuvers and can't pass the skills part of the CDL exam. This is a problem, but you can start a new to you where we can help you with that.

So you are on the hook for tuition, say ...(pick a number)... $5 Grand. Now you are thinking of going to a company school. The company school will also have a tuition commitment, just say another $5K that you should pay off over your first year driving. Not a good situation to be in, to pay off $10 thousand.

So Wilson, Swift, or anyone else will hesitate to get you on board.

As for PM on TT, there isn't any. Just post another topic and the help, even specific help for Prime or Swift will pour in.

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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Yes your best shot is to work with the school to get your skills up to speed, pass that CDL exam, and then many companies will want to talk to you about your next step.

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.
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