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Errol V.'s Comment
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So if the company goes bankrupt, sells all it's trucks and stops moving freight, it can still ask for tuition? Doesn't make any sense to me.

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My understanding, in that situation you wouldn't have to pay them unless they sell, then you may end up owing the buyer. Idk, IANAL. I don't get what that has to do with anything. Roehl didn't go bankrupt.

When a person dies, they leave an estate. The estate includes all the things that they owned, plus all the financial agreements they "left behind". These need to be settled up as well. I know this. I have had to settle estates more than once, yes, with lawyers' help.

Same with companies. The bankruptcy is the settling up. So you can't just pump your arm and shout "YESSS!" if you owe money to a bankrupt company. Just because they go bankrupt doesn't get you off the hook.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Read your contact before you sign it is the best advice.

Prime's contract specifically says "this is not a guarantee of employment".

You got schooling and can go elsewhere. You will benefit from the schooling therefore you owe it.

John H.'s Comment
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Andrey,

Given the information you provided in your diary, and all of that - I am on "your side". I believe you were wronged by Roehl, and I believe your situation is one which, I think could have been resolved with additional coaching or training, and that firing you was the extreme.

With that being said, I understand how you'd feel they broke the contract, not you, so you should not be responsible for paying them back for your CDL. I know I would feel the same way, initially. But once my "cooler head prevailed"...I would see it more clearly.

Their part of the obligation - was to train you to get your CDL. They fulfilled that obligation. You completed the class - got your CDL - and what happens after that, is irrelevant. In the end, you are responsible for your part now. Since you no longer have the option to fulfill it through a time or mileage obligation, you have to pay it out of your pocket (the cash option, as Banks stated). I would fulfill that obligation by making a payment agreement with them...whatever you can afford, but get it paid off ASAP.

I understand how you feel about it - but the truth is that they fulfilled their obligation.

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Andrey's Comment
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whatever you can afford, but get it paid off ASAP.

Yes, that makes perfect sense. I hear the voice of majority, and I agree. I will need to reread the contract, and work with Roehl on some financial plan.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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CRST wouldn't have RELEASED you to drive for ANYONE else..until the 7.5k (guesstimate?) was paid, in full.

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That's weird. If someone is fired, he is no longer under any contracts, isn't is so? And if he is under a contract, that means he can drive and earn?

Andrey,

(And all you other peeps... remember this one?!? Felt SO bad for Doug C.)

Here's the diary of a guy terminated from CRST. Sadly, this was the last we heard from him. At least you've landed a job; be happy. CRST wouldn't have let you do so, methinks.

CRST update thread; Doug C.

~ Anne ~

PackRat's Comment
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Yes, you need to get it all paid ASAP. It will be a ding as an outstanding debt on your credit history until you get this resolved.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Bird-One's Comment
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I did my paid cdl training with Schneider. Too be no cost after a year of driving with them. Probably same as Rhoel. I ended up only completing 3 months. They only ended up billing me for just over half the tuition Instead of full. You can’t call up Rhoel to make payments it will go a collection agency but won’t immediately go into collections. I worked out a payment plan and after a few months I had it payed off. I pretty painless process overall. They did let me know it was going to hurt my credit if I didn’t start paying up at that time.

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.
Andrey's Comment
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Regardless of paying my debt to Roehl, I wonder why people care so much about their credit score? Personally I do not use any forms of credit, I spend only what I earn, so for me it doesn't really matter.

Banks's Comment
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Regardless of paying my debt to Roehl, I wonder why people care so much about their credit score? Personally I do not use any forms of credit, I spend only what I earn, so for me it doesn't really matter.

It might not matter now, but can you say for sure you won't need it in 4 or 5 years?

Larry T.'s Comment
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Car insurance is directly related to your credit score. Apartment leases. Just because you're not in need a loan, you will be paying higher rates and denied leases if your credit score is subpar.

Regardless of paying my debt to Roehl, I wonder why people care so much about their credit score? Personally I do not use any forms of credit, I spend only what I earn, so for me it doesn't really matter.

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