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George B.'s Comment
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Kllm trains not K&B!

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Have you checked into USA Truck, Millis, Continental Express? I believe Hirschbach trains and Nussbaum. Anyone know about K&B?

USA Truck requires possessing a CDL , same for Continental Express. Hirschbach doesn't hire inexperienced drivers at all and neither does K&B. These are all companies that I looked at personally when getting into truck driving.

Nussbaum is the only one that I can't speak on personally.

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.
Ryan B.'s Comment
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Filled out interest forms with PAM and Witte Bros yesterday. Spoke to recruiter from Witte Bros this morning and filled out my application earlier this afternoon. He said he wanted to get the background/driving check done before we went any further. The recruiter was extremely polite and very quick to get in touch with me early in the AM. Will update the thread as things do or don't progress.

One of the local schools I had contacted said their next class will not be until May 2023. And another place seems to be a training facility, but I'm a little sketched by the info I was given as the guy said you do 12 one on one classes that are 1.5 hours each and then when you make your appt with the MVA they go with you in a truck to your test. They are an "approved" training center though so not sure what the work around is. I just don't see it as the regular schools around here are 160 hour programs and this guy is saying 12 sessions 1.5 hours each.

If you end up choosing Witte Bros. or Dutch Maid, you owe Anne all the thanks because it is she who did the work in finding out about those companies to make them commonly referred on here.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

George B.'s Comment
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Usa has co. Sponsored training. Hirschbach and CE just recently have cdl training programs. K&b doesnt. But kllm does. According to this site (TT) Usa does . However that may have changed. Cdl training Kllm training CE is relatively new. Indianapolis site only.

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.
George B.'s Comment
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Cdl training hb Nussbaum contracts thru a school.

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.
George B.'s Comment
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Above post s Hirschbach link. Sorry.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Usa has co. Sponsored training. Hirschbach and CE just recently have cdl training programs. K&b doesnt. But kllm does. According to this site (TT) Usa does . However that may have changed. Cdl training Kllm training CE is relatively new. Indianapolis site only.

The website that mentions schools being partnered with USA Truck for CDL-A training looks to be dated. USA Truck's website shows a student driver position, but that requires current possession of a CDL-A.

Good to know about Hirschbach.

According to Continental Express website, CDL-A training is for drivers who already possess a CDL and have less than 1 year of experience.

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.
Ryan B.'s Comment
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In case a previous comment I submitted comes into question, here are the links directly from the sources:

USA Truck student driving jobs

Continental Express 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.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

George B.'s Comment
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USA no longer trains. Used to. 15 years or so ago driver solutions actually used to train PAM, USA, and the old (red) Star Transportation. Continental Express has co. Sponsored cdl training. Link will not let me upload: So guess what? You need to prove yourself failed bye Felicia

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.
George B.'s Comment
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