Post 911 Apprenticeship

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Gator F.'s Comment
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Anyone used their post 911 GI Bill to do the Apprenticeship program? Would like to hear a few experiences. Looking at Werner and Schneider.

Steven N. (aka Wilson)'s Comment
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Great Answer!

I haven't done it yet, but it is at the top of my list to do when I get to that stage. I will be using my GI Bill to go to a private school. The VA told me that it would be covered 100% as well as a stipend for housing if needed. I intend to apply with Schneider as my first choice, most likely a tanker yanker. Flat bed would be my second choice. I still have to let the VA know that I am going Post 911 as I am still able to go either way. Everything that I have heard indicates to me that Post 911 is the way to go.

Christopher H.'s Comment
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Im currently using mine. I used my post 911 to attend school which im doing. I got hired on by Roehl they have an apprenticeship program thats two years long. The money u get for the program goes off of the comapnies hq BAH Which for roehl is 966 a month or 100% every 3 months it drops 20% this is standard industry wide.your also get like 600 bucks a year for books i believe. Let me know if this helps. I know TMC also has the program

Steven N. (aka Wilson)'s Comment
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Great Answer!

I haven't done it yet, but it is at the top of my list to do when I get to that stage. I will be using my GI Bill to go to a private school. The VA told me that it would be covered 100% as well as a stipend for housing if needed. I intend to apply with Schneider as my first choice, most likely a tanker yanker. Flat bed would be my second choice. I still have to let the VA know that I am going Post 911 as I am still able to go either way. Everything that I have heard indicates to me that Post 911 is the way to go.

Gator F.'s Comment
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Sounds like an awesome plan! I think the money from that is going really help that first year. I see you are in Germany. Best 4 years of my career! I was at Vogelweh near Ramstein!! Freezing my butt off in Minot North Dakota for now.

Christopher H.'s Comment
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Great Answer!

Im currently using mine. I used my post 911 to attend school which im doing. I got hired on by Roehl they have an apprenticeship program thats two years long. The money u get for the program goes off of the comapnies hq BAH Which for roehl is 966 a month or 100% every 3 months it drops 20% this is standard industry wide.your also get like 600 bucks a year for books i believe. Let me know if this helps. I know TMC also has the program

Steven N. (aka Wilson)'s Comment
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Sounds like an awesome plan! I think the money from that is going really help that first year. I see you are in Germany. Best 4 years of my career! I was at Vogelweh near Ramstein!! Freezing my butt off in Minot North Dakota for now.

Wow! What a small world! I work in the K-town area. Vogelweh, Ramstein, Landstuhl, Pulaski, Kapaun.... yup! All in the same area. I really like it here. But, now this big change is taking place and I will be changing my career. I never thought I would quit a job with the hope of getting a new one, but I am. That is how sure I am that I am going to make it. I have a ton of stuff to learn, but I am determined to make it. I must say it would have never happened without this site. I mean that. I've even been watching a lot of Trucker Josh and Diesel!!! LOL! This site has been a God-send!

Steven N. (aka Wilson)'s Comment
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Im currently using mine. I used my post 911 to attend school which im doing. I got hired on by Roehl they have an apprenticeship program thats two years long. The money u get for the program goes off of the comapnies hq BAH Which for roehl is 966 a month or 100% every 3 months it drops 20% this is standard industry wide.your also get like 600 bucks a year for books i believe. Let me know if this helps. I know TMC also has the program

I had heard that Roehl had a 2-year program and I had wondered how they did that when almost everyone else just had a 1-year program. From what I learned is that the apprenticeship program can pay up to approx $1,200 per month which is in addition to what the employer pays you. What is the company's hq BAH and how does it figure into what you receive each month? From what I have gleaned so far is that you have a rate for while in school and then another rate (the $1200 per month) for the apprentice program for that first year of going solo. That VA money will sure help getting us through that first year!

Gator F.'s Comment
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That's E5 w/dependent for this program regardless of your actual rank correct?

http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/pdcgi/bah/bahsrch.cgi

I just looked up 68007 for Omaha where Werner is and it's pretty good.

Dustan J.'s Comment
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I'm using my GI Bill right now for school in Texas. Still have 3 weeks of CDL school. The main instructor faxed off a certificate of some kind to the VA to verify my attendance. Is there anything else that I must do or has everything been accomplished? My experience with the VA so far has been, well, less than stellar.

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.
Jack's Comment
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Anything more current on this subject?

I'm enrolled in a local (Olympia, WA) school with a start date in early March. I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons of the apprenticeship programs available but the company reps/recruiters all tell me "fill out an application and our military recruiters will be in touch." Even then they don't have much in the way of specifics.

Tax free money is hard to leave on the table but getting specifics from a company can be like nailing jello to the wall.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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So why don't you fill out some applications and talk to their recruiters? There's no obligation.

You have to see it from their side, too. The major carriers get 5,000 - 10,000 applications per month. They're not going to sit around shooting the baloney with someone who isn't even interested enough to fill out an application. They need drivers, not just conversations. Show them you're at least interested enough to fill out an application and they'll be far more willing to talk to you.

You can even Apply For Paid CDL Training right here on our website with a 1 minute application and you'll hear from recruiters often on the same day. There's no obligation to work for any of them, but it's a great chance to get some recruiters on the phone and learn more about the company.

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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