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Mohamed M.'s Comment
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Hello Guys,

I have my CDL driving text next week, i'm not sure which company to start with to have my training, i heared about Schnider, Melton and TMC but i'm not sure which one is better or if there's other companies that offer good training. i'm located in Lexington, KY.

Thank you,

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. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Welcome to Trucking Truth, Mohamed!

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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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

George B.'s Comment
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Look at Continental Express out of Sydney, Oh. Nothing wrong w Stevens, Swift, PTL out of Murray, Ky! Lots of great companies w great training program. Good luck!

Thomas D.'s Comment
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Hello Guys,

I have my CDL driving text next week, i'm not sure which company to start with to have my training, i heared about Schnider, Melton and TMC but i'm not sure which one is better or if there's other companies that offer good training. i'm located in Lexington, KY.

Thank you,

Mohamed, I'm just to your east in WV, near Charleston. I think I'll paraphrase some of the themes I've heard on here from more than a few members, and that really boils down to2 questions that you have to ask yourself first.

#1) What type of freight do you want to haul? A) Dry van B) Refrigerated C) Flat Bed

Once you answer that, then decide on how often you would like to be home.

Then you can see what companies meet your criteria. Then you can move on to the third part, and that's apply to each company, and see who's interested.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Mohamed M.'s Comment
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I'm not really sure which freight to haul, i'm kinda interrested in FLatbed but some people say drive a dryvan first to get used to driving then you can switch to flatbed. As of home time i would like to be home every week.

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Hello Guys,

I have my CDL driving text next week, i'm not sure which company to start with to have my training, i heared about Schnider, Melton and TMC but i'm not sure which one is better or if there's other companies that offer good training. i'm located in Lexington, KY.

Thank you,

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Mohamed, I'm just to your east in WV, near Charleston. I think I'll paraphrase some of the themes I've heard on here from more than a few members, and that really boils down to2 questions that you have to ask yourself first.

#1) What type of freight do you want to haul? A) Dry van B) Refrigerated C) Flat Bed

Once you answer that, then decide on how often you would like to be home.

Then you can see what companies meet your criteria. Then you can move on to the third part, and that's apply to each company, and see who's interested.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Dryvan:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Mohamed M.'s Comment
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Thank you

Look at Continental Express out of Sydney, Oh. Nothing wrong w Stevens, Swift, PTL out of Murray, Ky! Lots of great companies w great training program. Good luck!

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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I'm not really sure which freight to haul, i'm kinda interrested in FLatbed but some people say drive a dryvan first to get used to driving then you can switch to flatbed. As of home time i would like to be home every week.

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Hello Guys,

I have my CDL driving text next week, i'm not sure which company to start with to have my training, i heared about Schnider, Melton and TMC but i'm not sure which one is better or if there's other companies that offer good training. i'm located in Lexington, KY.

Thank you,

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Mohamed, I'm just to your east in WV, near Charleston. I think I'll paraphrase some of the themes I've heard on here from more than a few members, and that really boils down to2 questions that you have to ask yourself first.

#1) What type of freight do you want to haul? A) Dry van B) Refrigerated C) Flat Bed

Once you answer that, then decide on how often you would like to be home.

Then you can see what companies meet your criteria. Then you can move on to the third part, and that's apply to each company, and see who's interested.

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Mohamed;

You could also look at Knight. They have Dry van AND flatbed. Read Davy's diaries; he's dry van there.

Also, read TwoSides11's diaries. He's flatbed there, and had some struggles along the way.

Finally, read all & everything from Old School, Turtle, and Chief Brody.... our flatbed gurus on here.

Wish you well (again,)

~ 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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Dryvan:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Mohamed M.'s Comment
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Will do, thank you so much.

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I'm not really sure which freight to haul, i'm kinda interrested in FLatbed but some people say drive a dryvan first to get used to driving then you can switch to flatbed. As of home time i would like to be home every week.

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Hello Guys,

I have my CDL driving text next week, i'm not sure which company to start with to have my training, i heared about Schnider, Melton and TMC but i'm not sure which one is better or if there's other companies that offer good training. i'm located in Lexington, KY.

Thank you,

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Mohamed, I'm just to your east in WV, near Charleston. I think I'll paraphrase some of the themes I've heard on here from more than a few members, and that really boils down to2 questions that you have to ask yourself first.

#1) What type of freight do you want to haul? A) Dry van B) Refrigerated C) Flat Bed

Once you answer that, then decide on how often you would like to be home.

Then you can see what companies meet your criteria. Then you can move on to the third part, and that's apply to each company, and see who's interested.

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Mohamed;

You could also look at Knight. They have Dry van AND flatbed. Read Davy's diaries; he's dry van there.

Also, read TwoSides11's diaries. He's flatbed there, and had some struggles along the way.

Finally, read all & everything from Old School, Turtle, and Chief Brody.... our flatbed gurus on here.

Wish you well (again,)

~ 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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Dryvan:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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CFI is dry van , refer and some flatbed. If your school is accepted then you would go out with a trainer for about 3 weeks. A recruiter could tell you if we have any dedicated or regional in your area to get you home weekly.

My friend's nephew just started driving with TMC. He is liking flatbed so far.

Best of luck to you.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Davy A.'s Comment
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I'm not really sure which freight to haul, i'm kinda interrested in FLatbed but some people say drive a dryvan first to get used to driving then you can switch to flatbed. As of home time i would like to be home every week.

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Hello Guys,

I have my CDL driving text next week, i'm not sure which company to start with to have my training, i heared about Schnider, Melton and TMC but i'm not sure which one is better or if there's other companies that offer good training. i'm located in Lexington, KY.

Thank you,

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Mohamed, I'm just to your east in WV, near Charleston. I think I'll paraphrase some of the themes I've heard on here from more than a few members, and that really boils down to2 questions that you have to ask yourself first.

#1) What type of freight do you want to haul? A) Dry van B) Refrigerated C) Flat Bed

Once you answer that, then decide on how often you would like to be home.

Then you can see what companies meet your criteria. Then you can move on to the third part, and that's apply to each company, and see who's interested.

double-quotes-end.png

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Mohamed;

You could also look at Knight. They have Dry van AND flatbed. Read Davy's diaries; he's dry van there.

Also, read TwoSides11's diaries. He's flatbed there, and had some struggles along the way.

Finally, read all & everything from Old School, Turtle, and Chief Brody.... our flatbed gurus on here.

Wish you well (again,)

~ Anne ~

My Diary

FWIW, if it helps. Keep in mind, there are a lot of really great companies out there. While I've been happy where I'm at, we determine our own success in this I. Industry

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Dryvan:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
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