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Gabriel 's Comment
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Got the time off approved for Wed the 31st to go take the tanker exam. Hopefully I pass and.come home with my CLP with the tanker endorsement. In the mean time I will keep trying to find company paid training. I also emailed the state to see if I qualify for a grant to help pay for school.

I'm aware you all recommend company paid training but I'm getting no where bevause of my lack of work history from being disabled.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Got the time off approved for Wed the 31st to go take the tanker exam. Hopefully I pass and.come home with my CLP with the tanker endorsement. In the mean time I will keep trying to find company paid training. I also emailed the state to see if I qualify for a grant to help pay for school.

I'm aware you all recommend company paid training but I'm getting no where bevause of my lack of work history from being disabled.

Hay, Gabriel.

Do you not have 'paystubs' of some sort, being on SSDI ? I would think that would help. Did you do our 'one & done' application, here on TT and yield nothing?

Apply For Paid CDL Training

Also, I see Big Scott suggessted CFI ... that's a worthwhile try, as well, for sure!

Re: the WIOA grant.. there's plenty of information on here; and if you Google it for your state, the application should be right within arms reach. It is in Ohio, anyway! Two more companies I know of that train in Ohio are Dutch Maid Logistics (Optical went with them, if you want to look him up...after expiring all else) and Mast Trucking. Mast, however, is 'new' to the training (and it's PAID TRAINING!) so I'm not sure how 'picky' they may be... but there's a handful of a few more for ya, anywho!

Best to you, sir!

~ Anne ~

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.

WIOA:

WIOA - Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (aka WIA)

Formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the WIOA was established in 1998 to prepare youth, adults and dislocated workers for entry and reentry into the workforce. WIOA training funds are designed to serve laid-off individuals, older youth and adults who are in need of training to enter or reenter the labor market. A lot of truck drivers get funding for their CDL training through WIOA.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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CFI will reimburse you for your permit, hazmat background check, hazmat and tanker endorsements. All transportation, food, and housing is paid for by them. They also reimburse for your DOT physical. You will need receipts for reimbursement. You would have to drive for them for one year to pay that off, there are no payroll deductions for training. You only owe if you don't complete your year. That year goes by quickly.

Also, you can get going quicker with paid training than with a grant. Governments don't move quickly.

Good luck.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Gabriel 's Comment
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Thanks for chiming in.

Yes I can print out a statement from my first ssdi check in 2017 to current and can provide anyone the workers comp information from 2014 to 2017.

Wilson and Prime both said no go. Same with Roehl.

And yes the app here on TT is whatni did within 5 minutes of joining the forum. I am in Marlyand. Currently try due to covid the WIOA offices are closed. I have already sent them an email and received a reply that they are working on getting me in touch with the proper individual to discuss my options and see if I qualify. That suggestion was given to me by the gentleman who runs the cdl program at the local community College.

I reached out to CFI today waiting to hear back from them regarding the lack of work history. Fingers crossed.

I will look up the two companies you have mentioned. I don't mind traveling anywhere to get trained. I mean I'm trying to get an OTR job so it would be silly for me to be of the mindset that I don't want to go to such and such a place for training.

I checked a few other companies today including Walmart but seems the good jobs all require quite some OTR experience with a safe record as well. Not my case at the moment.

I am waiting for a recruiter from Melton to call me tomorrow. Im not crazy about going the flat bed route but exploring all options at this point.

Thank you very much for the input and suggestions it is much appreciated. 😊

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Got the time off approved for Wed the 31st to go take the tanker exam. Hopefully I pass and.come home with my CLP with the tanker endorsement. In the mean time I will keep trying to find company paid training. I also emailed the state to see if I qualify for a grant to help pay for school.

I'm aware you all recommend company paid training but I'm getting no where bevause of my lack of work history from being disabled.

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Hay, Gabriel.

Do you not have 'paystubs' of some sort, being on SSDI ? I would think that would help. Did you do our 'one & done' application, here on TT and yield nothing?

Apply For Paid CDL Training

Also, I see Big Scott suggessted CFI ... that's a worthwhile try, as well, for sure!

Re: the WIOA grant.. there's plenty of information on here; and if you Google it for your state, the application should be right within arms reach. It is in Ohio, anyway! Two more companies I know of that train in Ohio are Dutch Maid Logistics (Optical went with them, if you want to look him up...after expiring all else) and Mast Trucking. Mast, however, is 'new' to the training (and it's PAID TRAINING!) so I'm not sure how 'picky' they may be... but there's a handful of a few more for ya, anywho!

Best to you, sir!

~ Anne ~

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.

WIOA:

WIOA - Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (aka WIA)

Formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the WIOA was established in 1998 to prepare youth, adults and dislocated workers for entry and reentry into the workforce. WIOA training funds are designed to serve laid-off individuals, older youth and adults who are in need of training to enter or reenter the labor market. A lot of truck drivers get funding for their CDL training through WIOA.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Gabriel 's Comment
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I hear you brother and I'm trying just running into roadblocks because of the lack of "employment" history trust me it's not from a lack of effort.

A recruiter from CFI is suppose to call me back tomorrow so I appreciate the lead very much and will keep the thread updated .

Thanks for taking the time from your busy schedule to help.

CFI will reimburse you for your permit, hazmat background check, hazmat and tanker endorsements. All transportation, food, and housing is paid for by them. They also reimburse for your DOT physical. You will need receipts for reimbursement. You would have to drive for them for one year to pay that off, there are no payroll deductions for training. You only owe if you don't complete your year. That year goes by quickly.

Also, you can get going quicker with paid training than with a grant. Governments don't move quickly.

Good luck.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Any updates, any luck; Gabriel?

It's been awhile!

~ Anne ~

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