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Curtis R.'s Comment
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So first off, I have been out of the game for about 10 yrs. Prior to this I have drove just about everything from heavy haul (first job 8yrs) to containers (last job 6 yrs) and everything in between. I am looking to go back and am interested in either a company job or lease purchase. Either of these must allow me to have my girlfriend ride fulltime as we want to travel the country and make some money at the same time. So the question is, does anyone know of companies that allow this? I am researching on my own at companies like CRST Flatbed as far as lease purchase but do not know their rider policy. I also looked at Roehl somewhat also. Thanks in advance

PackRat's Comment
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Most every company offers drivers to bring along a rider.

Lease ? Never has been a good plan to make money, especially with diesel above $5.00 per gallon nationwide.

Pianoman's Comment
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I work at System Transport doing flatbed and their rider policy is free. I think most companies allow riders but some charge the driver went to have a rider

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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So first off, I have been out of the game for about 10 yrs. Prior to this I have drove just about everything from heavy haul (first job 8yrs) to containers (last job 6 yrs) and everything in between. I am looking to go back and am interested in either a company job or lease purchase. Either of these must allow me to have my girlfriend ride fulltime as we want to travel the country and make some money at the same time. So the question is, does anyone know of companies that allow this? I am researching on my own at companies like CRST Flatbed as far as lease purchase but do not know their rider policy. I also looked at Roehl somewhat also. Thanks in advance

HAY Curtis!

Welcome to TT, and .... have you tried 'right here?' Apply For Paid CDL Training *or* Apply For Truck Driving Jobs Almost all have the rider policy you seek! Considering how long you've been 'out' and whether or not you need a 'refresher' class... just go for both!

Hopefully you've kept your CDLA .. (clean).. and your FedMed card, too!

These links are highly recommended, and will SURE put you in touch with companies that meet your needs.

We don't advise L/P, especially NOT right out of the gate, prior experience or not; more on that later. (Do the 'search bar' (white bar) at top of page, and type that in!)

Again, welcome! Glad to have you here.

~ Anne & Tom ~

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.
Donna M.'s Comment
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I’m at marten, due to my good driving record my husband was allow to accompany me to orientation. I renew my passenger permit every 6 months, there is no charge for the insurance.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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CFI has rider and pet policy. Very easy to do. If you have kept your CDL up you will probably need a refresher, they can do that. If you haven't, you need to start over. CFI can train you like that as well.

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.
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