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David M.'s Comment
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Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I'm trying to join the trucking industry I'm a retired security officer from California. A buddy of mine said he got his CDL and a OTR job with CR England & Premier trucking school. I was looking into to this myself and may be going to this school at the end of December. My question is, what do y'all think about CR England and Premier trucking school?

Please tell me you're thoughts on this school and company I would highly appreciate it.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Leeva804's Comment
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Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I'm trying to join the trucking industry I'm a retired security officer from California. A buddy of mine said he got his CDL and a OTR job with CR England & Premier trucking school. I was looking into to this myself and may be going to this school at the end of December. My question is, what do y'all think about CR England and Premier trucking school?

Please tell me you're thoughts on this school and company I would highly appreciate it.

I recommend you don’t get your CDL through a trucking company. I got mine through a community college. They paid for everything and I didn’t pay a dime. I had perfect credit so I was approved for the program.

Plus, by going through my community college I could go to any company I wanted and leave if they sucked. If you go through C.R England what if they’re bad? Don’t want to be trapped under their mercy. I quit my first trucking job for example at TMC

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I strongly disagree Leeva. Most of us here feel that Paid CDL Training Programs are the way to go. You're going to be quite limited to companies that are willing to hire new drivers, many of which offer their own schooling. Companies are more lenient with new drivers that went through their program than a private school.

Plus, by going through my community college I could go to any company I wanted and leave if they sucked.

Please explain what would lead you to believe a company sucks? If you're jumping around jobs anytime you get upset you'll soon find yourself unemployed because nobody will take a chance on you. More doors open for you after about 6 months experience but far more open after 1 year. If you maintain a clean record, on time record and stick with the same employer for 1 year you could walk into nearly any company and be hired in most circumstances. Also I can assure you we have members here that have found success at companies you think suck.

Back to the original question I'm not familiar with that school. CR England is a solid choice. They have been known to be more lenient with past mistakes (criminal and driving records) and in turn start you out at lower pay than others. Prove yourself and you'll find your pay quickly increases. I haven't heard from anybody recently, but a few months ago I know they had 3 bunks in the truck. 1 trainer training 2 different students out on the road. Also, last I knew they require you to team for a certain period of time.

Take a look at these articles

Why I prefer paid training

Busting the free agent myth

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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I recommend company training and did a video about it. Check out my playlists for "Considering a CDL?" And there is a ton of info on training and things to think about before you attend school.

The TRUTH about CDL Schools

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.
Rubber Duck's Comment
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You say they paid for everything but mentioned your credit had something to do with that. So if you have good credit cdl school is free but if you have bad credit it cost money. I don't understand?

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I'm trying to join the trucking industry I'm a retired security officer from California. A buddy of mine said he got his CDL and a OTR job with CR England & Premier trucking school. I was looking into to this myself and may be going to this school at the end of December. My question is, what do y'all think about CR England and Premier trucking school?

Please tell me you're thoughts on this school and company I would highly appreciate it.

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I recommend you don’t get your CDL through a trucking company. I got mine through a community college. They paid for everything and I didn’t pay a dime. I had perfect credit so I was approved for the program.

Plus, by going through my community college I could go to any company I wanted and leave if they sucked. If you go through C.R England what if they’re bad? Don’t want to be trapped under their mercy. I quit my first trucking job for example at TMC

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

David M.'s Comment
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Thank you Rob your reply was extremely helpful😀👍

I strongly disagree Leeva. Most of us here feel that Paid CDL Training Programs are the way to go. You're going to be quite limited to companies that are willing to hire new drivers, many of which offer their own schooling. Companies are more lenient with new drivers that went through their program than a private school.

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Plus, by going through my community college I could go to any company I wanted and leave if they sucked.

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Please explain what would lead you to believe a company sucks? If you're jumping around jobs anytime you get upset you'll soon find yourself unemployed because nobody will take a chance on you. More doors open for you after about 6 months experience but far more open after 1 year. If you maintain a clean record, on time record and stick with the same employer for 1 year you could walk into nearly any company and be hired in most circumstances. Also I can assure you we have members here that have found success at companies you think suck.

Back to the original question I'm not familiar with that school. CR England is a solid choice. They have been known to be more lenient with past mistakes (criminal and driving records) and in turn start you out at lower pay than others. Prove yourself and you'll find your pay quickly increases. I haven't heard from anybody recently, but a few months ago I know they had 3 bunks in the truck. 1 trainer training 2 different students out on the road. Also, last I knew they require you to team for a certain period of time.

Take a look at these articles

Why I prefer paid training

Busting the free agent myth

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.
Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I'm trying to join the trucking industry I'm a retired security officer from California. A buddy of mine said he got his CDL and a OTR job with CR England & Premier trucking school. I was looking into to this myself and may be going to this school at the end of December. My question is, what do y'all think about CR England and Premier trucking school?

Please tell me you're thoughts on this school and company I would highly appreciate it.

double-quotes-end.png

I recommend you don’t get your CDL through a trucking company. I got mine through a community college. They paid for everything and I didn’t pay a dime. I had perfect credit so I was approved for the program.

Plus, by going through my community college I could go to any company I wanted and leave if they sucked. If you go through C.R England what if they’re bad? Don’t want to be trapped under their mercy. I quit my first trucking job for example at TMC

Why did you quit TMC??? Did you not like flatbed? Did you walk in the grass? Just wondering. They are a fine, highly respected company; and that's not just 'IMHO.'

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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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Leeva804's Comment
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You say they paid for everything but mentioned your credit had something to do with that. So if you have good credit cdl school is free but if you have bad credit it cost money. I don't understand?

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I'm trying to join the trucking industry I'm a retired security officer from California. A buddy of mine said he got his CDL and a OTR job with CR England & Premier trucking school. I was looking into to this myself and may be going to this school at the end of December. My question is, what do y'all think about CR England and Premier trucking school?

Please tell me you're thoughts on this school and company I would highly appreciate it.

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I recommend you don’t get your CDL through a trucking company. I got mine through a community college. They paid for everything and I didn’t pay a dime. I had perfect credit so I was approved for the program.

Plus, by going through my community college I could go to any company I wanted and leave if they sucked. If you go through C.R England what if they’re bad? Don’t want to be trapped under their mercy. I quit my first trucking job for example at TMC

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Yes most states will pay for you to attend a state approved cdl school. I went through mine and I am glad that I did. I went through a program that if you have perfect credit you’re approved to attend at no cost to you.

There were a ton of other options for people with bad credit as well. Like if you had bad credit you could just get a loan.

Or if you maintained a job for three years you could pay $1500 out of pocket and the school would pay the other $3500.

I graduated from CDS tractor trailer and I’m glad that I did. Seeing as I quit TMC over my trainer and not cutting it I left with no attachments and ended up at U.S Express which I currently work now for a couple of months.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Jason B.'s Comment
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I dont mean to hijack the post but i watch your videos you make alot of great points you have talked me into staying a year with the compNy im getting my cdl through i was only give them 3 months and go to Another job flatbed even though the company has a no content contract

I recommend company training and did a video about it. Check out my playlists for "Considering a CDL?" And there is a ton of info on training and things to think about before you attend school.

The TRUTH about CDL Schools

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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Well thank you! People think being a free agent entitles you to bounce around from company to company at will. Eventually you will be seen as a job hopper and will only limit your available companies and decrease you pay options.

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