Whom In Florida Will Pay For You Cdl License And Training

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Stephanie C.'s Comment
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Does any one know we're I could find a company in Florida that will finance cdl license test and cdl training for me to fulfill a longtime dream of being apart of your trucking family .my wish is to drive throughout USA no specific area I just want my dream to become a reality after 46 yrs of longing to join. but couldn't becouse wifey and motherly duties held me back. but now iam divorced and raised my children .and iam alone .so now it's my turn and just so everyone knows I know this is a very stressful and hard job but what job isn't atleast iam doing something iam passionate about .God bless you all out thier on the open roads and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Stephanie C

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Does any one know we're I could find a company in Florida that will finance cdl license test and cdl training for me to fulfill a longtime dream of being apart of your trucking family .my wish is to drive throughout USA no specific area I just want my dream to become a reality after 46 yrs of longing to join. but couldn't becouse wifey and motherly duties held me back. but now iam divorced and raised my children .and iam alone .so now it's my turn and just so everyone knows I know this is a very stressful and hard job but what job isn't atleast iam doing something iam passionate about .God bless you all out thier on the open roads and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Stephanie C

Hi, Stephanie, and welcome to Trucking Truth!!!

Many training companies are a possibility for you in Rockledge; you aren't TOO far south there.

I'd begin right here: Apply For Paid CDL Training.

Here's some more helpful links:

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.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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CFI will.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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CFI will.

LoL, yep . . . I said that!

Hay Stephanie; I just read your bio ... I was born in NY and raised in FL ! Manatee county. I used to deliver boat props to Brevard.

When you say 'practice tests' on Truckers Forum, I sure hope you mean OURS, HERE! They are by FAR the best. We've got the Pretrip for ya too, when you're ready!

My last kiddo ages up early next year, and I'll be out there, as well!

Having been married to my 2nd trucker for 20 years; it's MY TURN, too!

I feel ya, girl.

~ Anne ~

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Does any one know we're I could find a company in Florida that will finance cdl license test and cdl training for me to fulfill a longtime dream of being apart of your trucking family .my wish is to drive throughout USA no specific area I just want my dream to become a reality after 46 yrs of longing to join. but couldn't becouse wifey and motherly duties held me back. but now iam divorced and raised my children .and iam alone .so now it's my turn and just so everyone knows I know this is a very stressful and hard job but what job isn't atleast iam doing something iam passionate about .God bless you all out thier on the open roads and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Stephanie C

Hi Stephanie,

I would strongly urge you to go to a company sponsored training program. It will be much better for your career in the long run. Get with a company that will train you and then employ you. Plan to stay with that company for at least one year. A CDL school is only going to train you to get your CDL and if you fail, then too bad. A company wants to train you to get your CDL plus train you to know how to drive because they will have a vested interest in your success. Good luck with your career path!

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.

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Welcome to the forum Stephanie !

I strongly recommend reading the material found in the first two links before going too much further. Combined they will help you set realistic expectations and establish a solid knowledge base.

Good luck!

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Welcome to the forum Stephanie !

I strongly recommend reading the material found in the first two links before going too much further. Combined they will help you set realistic expectations and establish a solid knowledge base.

Good luck!

Why was 'MY' checkmark 'offset' as I posted the same earlier?!?!?

Oh... nevermind, haha! It's because I can't DO one yet!!

All in good fun, G. I'm so enamored to have you back, haha!

~ 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.
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