CDL Through Megas

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Save the money. Go to company sponsored training. Studying this site I like Millis, Prime, Swift, and Stevens. Maverick for flatbed. A company not on this site is Continental Express I believe just started a program. Hirschbach also has a program.

Indeed. ^^^^ No disrespect to Bobcat Bob, but ... in this day & age, company sponsored is 'insurance.' Heck, even doing dock to driver is, in essence, 'company paid.' Many linehaul companies offer this. Banks did Fedex training, thus: Banks' threads.

Not ALL training companies are megas. As Davy shared, Knight has an awesome training program; his diaries explain this: Davy's Knight/Squire Diaries.

If anything turns up in your background check AFTER you paid for schooling, and apply everywhere, might screw the pooch. Company sponsored will vet you first.

A few more; Pride Transportation, Witte Bros., Dutch Maid Logistics, Raider Express . . . bet you've never heard of these!

Kerry, SHARE YOUR LIST, haha!

~ Anne ~

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

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.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Save the money. Go to company sponsored training. Studying this site I like Millis, Prime, Swift, and Stevens. Maverick for flatbed. A company not on this site is Continental Express I believe just started a program. Hirschbach also has a program.

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Indeed. ^^^^ No disrespect to Bobcat Bob, but ... in this day & age, company sponsored is 'insurance.' Heck, even doing dock to driver is, in essence, 'company paid.' Many linehaul companies offer this. Banks did Fedex training, thus: Banks' threads.

Not ALL training companies are megas. As Davy shared, Knight has an awesome training program; his diaries explain this: Davy's Knight/Squire Diaries.

If anything turns up in your background check AFTER you paid for schooling, and apply everywhere, might screw the pooch. Company sponsored will vet you first.

A few more; Pride Transportation, Witte Bros., Dutch Maid Logistics, Raider Express . . . bet you've never heard of these!

Kerry, SHARE YOUR LIST, haha!

~ Anne ~

KLLM/FFE

Labatt Food Service

Veriha Trucking

Millis Transfer

PAM Transport

Wilson Logistics

USA Truck

Estes

XPO Logistics

Maverick Transportation

Carter Express

TMC Transportation

CFI

YEC Freight

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

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. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Save the money. Go to company sponsored training. Studying this site I like Millis, Prime, Swift, and Stevens. Maverick for flatbed. A company not on this site is Continental Express I believe just started a program. Hirschbach also has a program.

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Indeed. ^^^^ No disrespect to Bobcat Bob, but ... in this day & age, company sponsored is 'insurance.' Heck, even doing dock to driver is, in essence, 'company paid.' Many linehaul companies offer this. Banks did Fedex training, thus: Banks' threads.

Not ALL training companies are megas. As Davy shared, Knight has an awesome training program; his diaries explain this: Davy's Knight/Squire Diaries.

If anything turns up in your background check AFTER you paid for schooling, and apply everywhere, might screw the pooch. Company sponsored will vet you first.

A few more; Pride Transportation, Witte Bros., Dutch Maid Logistics, Raider Express . . . bet you've never heard of these!

Kerry, SHARE YOUR LIST, haha!

~ Anne ~

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KLLM/FFE

Labatt Food Service

Veriha Trucking

Millis Transfer

PAM Transport

Wilson Logistics

USA Truck

Estes

XPO Logistics

Maverick Transportation

Carter Express

TMC Transportation

CFI

YFC Freight

Thanks, Kerry! See, Gabriel? Not 'all' training companies are 'megas!' Read Kerry's diary with DutchMaid, as well.

Don't forget, y'all. Wilson Logistics will (sadly, methinks) be Ashley ... soon. Ashley Furniture Acquires Wilson Logistics.

~ 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.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

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.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Save the money. Go to company sponsored training. Studying this site I like Millis, Prime, Swift, and Stevens. Maverick for flatbed. A company not on this site is Continental Express I believe just started a program. Hirschbach also has a program.

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Indeed. ^^^^ No disrespect to Bobcat Bob, but ... in this day & age, company sponsored is 'insurance.' Heck, even doing dock to driver is, in essence, 'company paid.' Many linehaul companies offer this. Banks did Fedex training, thus: Banks' threads.

Not ALL training companies are megas. As Davy shared, Knight has an awesome training program; his diaries explain this: Davy's Knight/Squire Diaries.

If anything turns up in your background check AFTER you paid for schooling, and apply everywhere, might screw the pooch. Company sponsored will vet you first.

A few more; Pride Transportation, Witte Bros., Dutch Maid Logistics, Raider Express . . . bet you've never heard of these!

Kerry, SHARE YOUR LIST, haha!

~ Anne ~

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KLLM/FFE

Labatt Food Service

Veriha Trucking

Millis Transfer

PAM Transport

Wilson Logistics

USA Truck

Estes

XPO Logistics

Maverick Transportation

Carter Express

TMC Transportation

CFI

YEC Freight

*YRC Freight

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

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.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Save the money. Go to company sponsored training. Studying this site I like Millis, Prime, Swift, and Stevens. Maverick for flatbed. A company not on this site is Continental Express I believe just started a program. Hirschbach also has a program.

double-quotes-end.png

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Indeed. ^^^^ No disrespect to Bobcat Bob, but ... in this day & age, company sponsored is 'insurance.' Heck, even doing dock to driver is, in essence, 'company paid.' Many linehaul companies offer this. Banks did Fedex training, thus: Banks' threads.

Not ALL training companies are megas. As Davy shared, Knight has an awesome training program; his diaries explain this: Davy's Knight/Squire Diaries.

If anything turns up in your background check AFTER you paid for schooling, and apply everywhere, might screw the pooch. Company sponsored will vet you first.

A few more; Pride Transportation, Witte Bros., Dutch Maid Logistics, Raider Express . . . bet you've never heard of these!

Kerry, SHARE YOUR LIST, haha!

~ Anne ~

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double-quotes-end.png

KLLM/FFE

Labatt Food Service

Veriha Trucking

Millis Transfer

PAM Transport

Wilson Logistics

USA Truck

Estes

XPO Logistics

Maverick Transportation

Carter Express

TMC Transportation

CFI

YFC Freight

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Thanks, Kerry! See, Gabriel? Not 'all' training companies are 'megas!' Read Kerry's diary with DutchMaid, as well.

Don't forget, y'all. Wilson Logistics will (sadly, methinks) be Ashley ... soon. Ashley Furniture Acquires Wilson Logistics.

~ Anne ~

Only the western region.

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.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

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.

Kandyman's Comment
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I had a cdl until 2010. I drove 2005 and 2006. I went to a school on the woia(?) and do not regret it. I regret leaving trucking.confused.gif If I ever do it again I will go company training. Keep us posted.

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.
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