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Jason B.'s Comment
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Well back looking for a cdl school again I lost out on boyd bros flat bed, flat bed is what I really want to do so I recently became divorced living in my car were ever I can lost everything so im looking for some top notch cdl schools maybe paid as well I know most require you to be out afew weeks im okay with 2-3 weeks out im waiting to here back from swift flatbed I look into maverick mclroy tmc boyd bro are no goes..

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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If I were you, I would be applying everywhere possible at this point.

Jason B.'s Comment
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One problem with that I have to be careful with who gives motels and gives meals

If I were you, I would be applying everywhere possible at this point.

Old School's Comment
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One problem with that I have to be careful with who gives motels and gives meals

What's that supposed to mean?

I've never driven for anybody who does that. I stayed in a motel last night just for grins. I gladly paid for it myself. I purchase my own meals too. I'm making plenty of scratch to take care of myself and several others also.

Are you wanting someone to take care of you? This is not a career for that type person. Are you trying to avoid child support and/or alimony? In all my years as a mentor and driver, I've never seen that request or requirement.

Can you elaborate on what you mean by it?

Jason B.'s Comment
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Bening in driveing school

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One problem with that I have to be careful with who gives motels and gives meals

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What's that supposed to mean?

I've never driven for anybody who does that. I stayed in a motel last night just for grins. I gladly paid for it myself. I purchase my own meals too. I'm making plenty of scratch to take care of myself and several others also.

Are you wanting someone to take care of you? This is not a career for that type person. Are you trying to avoid child support and/or alimony? In all my years as a mentor and driver, I've never seen that request or requirement.

Can you elaborate on what you mean by it?

Steve L.'s Comment
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Jason, your statement doesn’t make sense.

What do you mean you have to be careful? Are you saying you can’t afford a hotel if you must pay? Or are you saying there’s some reason you don’t want to stay in a hotel or eat free meals (you said “and gives meals”)?

Jason B.'s Comment
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Okay if i go to a driving school i will need one that offers a room to stay in and some kind of meal beening that im on a frickin budget from paying lawyer fees child support other cost

Jason, your statement doesn’t make sense.

What do you mean you have to be careful? Are you saying you can’t afford a hotel if you must pay? Or are you saying there’s some reason you don’t want to stay in a hotel or eat free meals (you said “and gives meals”)?

PJ's Comment
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Look at Roehl. They have a flatbed division and are paying students in school. By the way they all provide a room, some will be with a roomate.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Jason, nothing to be ashamed of here.

Most people are not driving a truck because they’re independently wealthy.

This is a career where you CAN have financial stability. AND you can achieve that, starting out at a company-paid training where they put you up in a hotel AND feed you.

Take in as much advice as you can here, choose a company/training that meets your needs, do the High Road Training Program, develop a positive outlook and you may be surprised at how bright your future can be.

👍

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Jason, check out these links: Paid CDL Training Programs and Apply For Paid CDL Training . Good fortune to you as you move forward. Remember to give your best every day - it will pay off in the long run. Best Wishes.

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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