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Ryne T.'s Comment
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That’s what I was thinking they have a class in February but after that I dk when the next one would be. I’ll prob go private school. Do u know if they pay back tuition?

What factors if I may ask?

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I did the private school route, but either way would be good. If you did dock work there is no guarantee on when a class would start it could be right away or it could be months. If you take the private school route and go in with a CDL you would be a driver after a month of training.

Many LTLs are hiring like mad. It's really a great opportunity. I did it for 5 years. I'd go back if it wasn't for a few factors. You can make really good money for sure.

Many LTLs are hiring like mad. It's really a great opportunity. I did it for 5 years. I'd go back if it wasn't for a few factors. You can make really good money for sure.

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.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Ryne T.'s Comment
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Do u have to be a dock worker for a certain amount of time? She told me 6 months

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I talked to them they said either work there as a dock worker and wait for class to open. Or they also accept recent grad from trucking school

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I did the private school route, but either way would be good. If you did dock work there is no guarantee on when a class would start it could be right away or it could be months. If you take the private school route and go in with a CDL you would be a driver after a month of 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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I've heard they have been offering reimbursement but it depends on the needs of the terminal , same for dock work if she said 6 months then its probably accurate but again it depends on that terminals needs.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Going the dock route isn't a bad route. They'll have you yard hostle so you'll have a massive advantage with backing when you go out to do training. Pay isn't terrible.

Every terminal is different with their requirements.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ryne T.'s Comment
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As a dock worker r u guaranteed a spot in training or is it first come first serve?

Going the dock route isn't a bad route. They'll have you yard hostle so you'll have a massive advantage with backing when you go out to do training. Pay isn't terrible.

Every terminal is different with their requirements.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Its based on performance, the more reliable you are as a dock worker the more likely you are to get into the program.

Ryne T.'s Comment
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For sure. Ima talk to southwest truck driving school to see how much the 160 hour class is if paid up front

Its based on performance, the more reliable you are as a dock worker the more likely you are to get into the program.

Ryne T.'s Comment
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So I hesitated like a fool and didn’t apply to the dock worker. School has a class coming up I’ll just end up doing that. But seen saia has dock to driver program if u work as a dock worker for atleast 90 days. Only thing is dock position is part time. Worried of jumping into part time and not getting enough hours

Banks's Comment
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You're letting fear dictate your actions and that never gets positive results. Almost all LTL companies offer training with some commitment on your end. If you want to do this, then pull the trigger and go for it. Spending time looking for the perfect fit and second guessing every decision you make is going to leave you in the same exact spot. 90 days as a part time dock worker isn't a long time and saia is a good company.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Ryne T.'s Comment
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Your right ive been so indecisive I just need to pull the trigger. Thanks. I did apply to Pepsi they have a spot for cdl trainee my friend works there so we’ll c if he can help.

You're letting fear dictate your actions and that never gets positive results. Almost all LTL companies offer training with some commitment on your end. If you want to do this, then pull the trigger and go for it. Spending time looking for the perfect fit and second guessing every decision you make is going to leave you in the same exact spot. 90 days as a part time dock worker isn't a long time and saia is a good company.

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.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
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