CDL Training For Someone With Experience

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Jasper's Comment
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Have you looked at Cypress? Predominantly Florida company. I grew up North of the i10, saw them around. Old School has recommended them in the past, so that there, is a good thing from an expert flatbedder.

They train. Refresher? Not sure. Type freight? Flatbed only.

Website says they'll pay you for 2 to 7 weeks of training; that might be in your wheelhouse.

Training info at mid/bottom of page:

We 'try' to help, sir.

~ Anne ~

ps: Please let us know.

pps: Thought of another one; Trans Am. They pretty much 'have' no training, last I'd heard. They have a yard in Tampa.

Actually I will be giving Cypress a call tomorrow. I didn't want flatbed because of the extra work that's possibly involved. I'm going on 66 this year, still limber and move around like I'm still in my 20's, but things are starting to remind me that I'm not as young as I used to be.

Chief Brody's Comment
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I have looked at all of the information on the FMCSA' S website all of which state that there is no federal minimum training hours requirement for ELDT. Where is this 160 hours requirement?

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

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.
Jasper's Comment
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I have looked at all of the information on the FMCSA' S website all of which state that there is no federal minimum training hours requirement for ELDT. Where is this 160 hours requirement?

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration/commercial-drivers-license/entry-level-driver-training-eldt

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

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.
Chief Brody's Comment
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Nothing in that link contains a minimum training requirement of 160 hours.

But the regulations do say this

There is no required minimum number of instruction hours for theory training, but the training instructor must cover all topics set forth in the curriculum.
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