Trying To Narrow Down Schools

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Deidre F.'s Comment
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Hey y'all, I could use some help. I'm in the process of getting ready for a school, any school, well one that allows dogs🤪 after training. I'm trying to get finances in order since it's just me!! Anyway, I'm looking for the best company/school that will allow me to go everywhere. I'm struggling to get any real answer from recruiters. Guess this is normal??! I'm just trying to get out of the Eastern side of the country and toodle-on out west and everywhere in-between. Thanks in advance for any insight.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Where in the eastern side? Where u live makes a lot of difference in what companies are available. Welcome to trucking truth, lots of information here and people of folks to tell u about the ins and outs.

Deidre F.'s Comment
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I live in GA 🙄 Do you know if you can change your home state?

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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I live in GA 🙄 Do you know if you can change your home state?

I'm just a 'driver's wife' atm, so I don't have any intel there, but here's a list of Pet Friendly companies, many do in house training..which would do you best. A CDL from a 'school' does not guarantee a job; a company that takes you into and through training, often does (unless you mis'speak on your apps, or test dirty, et al.)

Not sure why you'd want to change your home state; standby:

Pet Friendly Companies

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.
Donna M.'s Comment
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I live in GA 🙄 Do you know if you can change your home state?

I also live in Georgia. Prime has just started hiring out of Georgia, again. There is a truckers guide on this site plus a place where u can fill out one application and it summits to tons of companies. Since I’m no pro at this, so click on the three bars in left hand corner and u will find lots of help.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Welcome to trucking truth! Here are some of the links Donna mentioned

and Apply For Paid CDL Training

There are others not listed such as Swift, CFI, Schneider and Prime you can apply to among others. If you're not sure if company sponsored or private school is the better option for you look at this great article Brett wrote : Why I prefer paid CDL training

Please stick around and feel free to jump in with any questions you have.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Shameless plug!

CFI goes all 48 and Canada, too!

Donna M.'s Comment
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Welcome to trucking truth! Here are some of the links Donna mentioned

and Apply For Paid CDL Training

There are others not listed such as Swift, CFI, Schneider and Prime you can apply to among others. If you're not sure if company sponsored or private school is the better option for you look at this great article Brett wrote : Why I prefer paid CDL training

Please stick around and feel free to jump in with any questions you have.

geez, glad u guys helped me out! I was trying to help her but didn’t know exactly how !!!

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.
Deidre F.'s Comment
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Yay thanks all!! I have been all thru this site for months, gaining as much knowledge as I can. Glad to hear prime is hiring from GA again. Been trying to find that out for a few weeks. Sent a few voicemails and emails but never got a response. Reason why I wouldn't mind leaving GA as my home state is... I NEED OUT!! Been here my whole life, and also, was curious if there might be more opportunities based out of another state, in case drivers weren't needed out of GA. I need to buckle down because I hope to be accepted into a school by mid March to the beginning of April. I'm so excited I can't stand it 😂😂

Donna M.'s Comment
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When I went with Prime I filled out an online application on a Thursday night and was on the bus Saturday morning. The process has changed some now. U will need your permit from your home state. Just make up your mind and go for it!

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