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,

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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.

Hi Kerry,

Thank you for information! I will follow up with those companies. Can you refer me to any companies in Texas?

Best, Chris

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steve L.'s Comment
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“ I thought that Florida would be more willing to help Trucker move goods and service through the state.”

It isn’t Florida Government making it difficult. I live in Florida and have no problem moving freight through the state.

As population continues to grow, I suspect trucking opportunities will continue to grow also.

What others have referenced here has nothing to do with the government and everything to do with profitability for trucking companies.

Kerry L.'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

Dutch Maid Logistics doesn't have a school...YET. The school should be opening just before the new regulation takes affect that will require CDL holders to go through a training program before testing.

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.
Sid V.'s Comment
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I lived in Tampa and trained with roadmaster and drove for werner for a couple years. They have a terminal in Florida also.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.
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,

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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.

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Hi Kerry,

Thank you for information! I will follow up with those companies. Can you refer me to any companies in Texas?

Best, Chris

Stevens Transport

Werner Enterprises

Schneider National

Raider Express

Continental Express

KLLM/FFE

All of those companies either have training in Texas (DFW area) or hire out of Texas for training. All of these companies take people with no experience and offer a means to obtain CDL.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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