Looking To Relocate To Florida

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Chris K.'s Comment
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Hello Everyone,

I am looking to relocate to Florida in the next couple of months. Can anybody refer me to a good trucking school that offers training and certification?

Thank You,

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Hello Everyone,

I am looking to relocate to Florida in the next couple of months. Can anybody refer me to a good trucking school that offers training and certification?

Thank You,

Cypress Truck Lines is a company that will cover the cost of obtaining your CDL then train you to drive for them.

Roadmaster has a school in Orlando and they work with Werner.

Schneider will sponsor you to get your CDL at a school in Florida. You will have to contact Schneider to find out what schools they work with.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Trucker Chris (CK)'s Comment
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Hello Everyone,

I am looking to relocate to Florida in the next couple of months. Can anybody refer me to a good trucking school that offers training and certification?

Thank You,

Florida generally limits your options significantly, due freight lanes alone. Just FYI.

PackRat's Comment
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Hello Everyone,

I am looking to relocate to Florida in the next couple of months. Can anybody refer me to a good trucking school that offers training and certification?

Thank You,

Where in Florida? As posted, areas within the state make it even worse on an OTR possibility. North of Interstate 4 helps. Lots of material enters the state, although not a large percentage of goods travel from the state.

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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Angus L.'s Comment
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Hello Everyone,

I am looking to relocate to Florida in the next couple of months. Can anybody refer me to a good trucking school that offers training and certification?

Thank You,

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Cypress Truck Lines is a company that will cover the cost of obtaining your CDL then train you to drive for them.

Roadmaster has a school in Orlando and they work with Werner.

Schneider will sponsor you to get your CDL at a school in Florida. You will have to contact Schneider to find out what schools they work with.

Yeah I agree, Cypress Truck Lines is a really good choice!

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Travis N.'s Comment
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Howdy, y'all might have read my post a few weeks back. I live in Jupiter Florida which is north of West Palm and South of Stuart. The companies I have found that have cdl training and hire in South Fl. Swift refrigerated Roehl FFE Prime If I attend Sage trucking school in Ft.Pierce the companies that hire graduates Armelini Werner Schneider H.o.Wolding Freymiller Two other companies that hire new cdl graduates in South Fl. Heyl Pride Also I believe Dutch Maid has a cdl school now and trains folks from South Fl. I this hope helps

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.
Travis N.'s Comment
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Oh yeah, also I'm going to check out Leonard's Express and Premier Refidgerated.

Travis N.'s Comment
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Sheesh, I forgot something else if you're interested in team driving CRST, CR England and Covenant hire down here also.

Chris K.'s Comment
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Hello Everyone,

I am looking to relocate to Florida in the next couple of months. Can anybody refer me to a good trucking school that offers training and certification?

Thank You,

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Where in Florida? As posted, areas within the state make it even worse on an OTR possibility. North of Interstate 4 helps. Lots of material enters the state, although not a large percentage of goods travel from the state.

Good Morning,

I am moving to the Clearwater / Tampa area. Interesting, I thought that Florida would be more willing to help Trucker move goods and service through the state. Since here on the West Coast, the politicians are tying the hands of Truckers due to their strict emissions laws. In fact at the Port of Long Beach, Truckers can wait all day to pick up a load and some are even turned away. The Port of Long Beach has required all the cargo ships to move farther out to anchor, so people don't see all the container ships on the horizon.

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.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Chris K.'s Comment
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Hello Everyone,

I am looking to relocate to Florida in the next couple of months. Can anybody refer me to a good trucking school that offers training and certification?

Thank You,

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Florida generally limits your options significantly, due freight lanes alone. Just FYI.

Thanks Chris! That is good to know. Where would recommend that are good opportunities for a newly hired Trucker?

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