Interested In Team Driving

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Dawson B.'s Comment
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Hi there! My husband and I are looking into team driving and just had a few questions. Neither of us have our CDL’s and I am turning 21 in September. I know I wouldn’t be able to drive out of state or get certain endorsements yet, but my husband is already over 21 so he could. We are considering going to our local community college in the fall for driving. Would y’all suggest us attending school together or should my husband just go now to get more experience? We’ve also considered just waiting until I’m able to get hired by a company and just do our training and school there. I’ve called Schneider and prime to get some info on their process. Not sure if we’d rather just pay for school ourselves or just get outright hired and trained by a company. I know it’s a lot but I’d appreciate any input y’all have! Thank you :)

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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We almost always recommend going the route of company sponsored training with any major carrier. These companies are always actively seeking out husband and wife team drivers.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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We almost always recommend going the route of company sponsored training with any major carrier. These companies are always actively seeking out husband and wife team drivers.

Would CRE train them together?

Following!

~ Anne ~

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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From what I have "heard", yes.

Actual fact.....I don't know about that. Best to call C.R. England recruiting on Monday morning and find out from the source. After that, post on here what you heard, Dawson.

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