Companies With GYCDL That Train As Solo Not Team

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Darren C.'s Comment
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Hello again all. I am interested to know from others experience what companies that will help me get my CDL will train me as a solo driver once the classroom portion is over? I just have this idea in my mind that Solo training will benefit me more than a team environment ass I am not interested in team environment work. Thanks everyone have a great day.. Darren

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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Hello! CFI trains totally as solo and Schneider. However, many people find those programs to be fast and not enough training.... one of our readers here did this with Schneider "I want the trainer in the seat next to me". He didnt understand team training allows you an extemded period of time to have that trainer as a safety net as you "borrow" the truck.

Understand that at Prime, i drove one on one with an instructor for 3 weeks as a solo truck with my permit... then tested for my CDL. then i spent a couple months teaming. Big Scott got pad type of schooling with his permit, got 3 weeks one on with after his CDL and then was solo at CFI. Robsteeler went to Schneider, 3 weeks with a trainer one on one with the CDL and went solo with lots of problems right away.

Heres an article.

Team Training: Fears and Misunderstanding

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.
PJ's Comment
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Paid CDL Training Programs

Here is a link to read through. Roehl has a solo program.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Darren I highly encourage you to read the link Kearsey sent you.

My own personal school & training experience was with Swift. As you evaluate the information I am about to share, an important reference point: I'm still driving for Swift almost 7 years later, very happy on a Walmart Dedicated Grocery account servicing stores in the Northeastern region. Their school and road training suited me just fine.

Mentoring, "Swift-Speak" for road training, requires a minimum of 200 total hours of student driving, 50 hours of which is fully supervised with the mentor occupying the 2nd chair and observing the student's driving mechanics, focus, and approach. Upon completion of the 50 hours of fully supervised driving; it is a joint decision to proceed to teaming. Although I am unaware of any examples of additional supervised training, I'm sure it happens. Included in the training is a minimum of 40 documented backing maneuvers. Swift already has a significant investment in a student at the point of mentoring, they will go the extra mile (so-to-speak) to ensure your safety and success.

Swift Transportation Driving School & Training

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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