Companies That Will Take On New Cdl Grads With 0-3 Month Exp And Will Do Tuition Reimbursement ?

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Sparky's Comment
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So I finished my training with Swift and CR and I applied with Schneider and when they verified my work exp they said I was "experienced" with a little over 3 months verified. But I want something local and all they have is something where I would be home twice a week doing 6 western states.

Are there other companies that will take me with little experience but also do a tuition reimbursement? I tried US xpress but they said I still had a financial obligation to CR so they couldn't take me until that was fulfilled. Swift needs at least 6 months and so do other major carriers. I'm located in southern California if that helps.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Old School's Comment
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Sparky, how many times have you seen us telling people how important it is to Commit to one full year at your first trucking job? Now you're starting to realize the wisdom in that advice.

Honestly, I don't know what to tell you. It sounds like you are looking for tuition re-imbursement so you can pay for something that should have been free. You lacked the gumption to take care of your business, they demanded you pay up, and now you want a job that will pay an obligation that you yourself refused to accept. Have I got that right?

Gosh, I hope I'm misunderstanding you. This is really bad form Sparky.

Old School's Comment
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I just want to add something here.

Tuition reimbursement is a tool to incentivize people to stay at their first trucking job and embrace that all important learning curve one faces during that first year. That's why it's paid out in installments. They don't write people one check at the onset - that defeats the purpose of the incentive.

Therefore new drivers forfeit the opportunity to get tuition reimbursement when they jump ship on their first driving job. Why would anyone offer a new driver tuition reimbursement when they've already proven they will quit at the least little bit of difficulty? It's very difficult to find someone to train you or hire you when you bail out of a Paid CDL Training Program. We squander our opportunities when we lack the commitment to follow through. Hindsight becomes 20/20 real quickly.

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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I just want to add something here.

Tuition reimbursement is a tool to incentivize people to stay at their first trucking job and embrace that all important learning curve one faces during that first year. That's why it's paid out in installments. They don't write people one check at the onset - that defeats the purpose of the incentive.

Therefore new drivers forfeit the opportunity to get tuition reimbursement when they jump ship on their first driving job. Why would anyone offer a new driver tuition reimbursement when they've already proven they will quit at the least little bit of difficulty? It's very difficult to find someone to train you or hire you when you bail out of a Paid CDL Training Program. We squander our opportunities when we lack the commitment to follow through. Hindsight becomes 20/20 real quickly.

Does that make this, "The Year of Hindsight"?

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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