Updated Information Regarding YRC Freight CDL Training

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Richard R.'s Comment
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So I've done a lot of reading before choosing a place to go. I was going to go with an over the road mega before I came across a dock to driver program with YRC. I've had a hard time finding accurate information/ personal experience regarding YRC training. I've found a lot of my reading ends up on this website , so I was wondering if anyone would care to find out the real experience of how this works?. So far I've worked 30 days on the dock and I was scheduled to leave a week after I hit my 30 days. I'm in a hotel now across the street from the terminal I'm training at. So far I got a decent rental car and a hotel room to myself. As far as I know, I also am not bound to any contract (which I read was a year) from various different websites. Any interest?

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.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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So I've done a lot of reading before choosing a place to go. I was going to go with an over the road mega before I came across a dock to driver program with YRC. I've had a hard time finding accurate information/ personal experience regarding YRC training. I've found a lot of my reading ends up on this website , so I was wondering if anyone would care to find out the real experience of how this works?. So far I've worked 30 days on the dock and I was scheduled to leave a week after I hit my 30 days. I'm in a hotel now across the street from the terminal I'm training at. So far I got a decent rental car and a hotel room to myself. As far as I know, I also am not bound to any contract (which I read was a year) from various different websites. Any interest?

Hi, Richard !!

Welcome to Trucking Truth; and yes...to your question....ABSOLUTELY!

Sure would be nice (should be mandated!) to have your location (at least state...!) in your profile.

I had mentioned quite some time ago, about Yellow / YRC and some of their programs. Links, here:

YRC back to Yellow . . . LTL Rebranding.

This, being new. Are you by chance, in Detroit?

Yellow (former YRC) tuition free training / no commit in Detroit!

Sure, we'd love to hear more... always! This is how we pay it forward, in here.

Thanks, and please let us know how it goes, personally. We've got a fair amount of LTL'ers in here, and twice as much interest.

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: YRC Freight is the largest subsidiary of Yellow, with corporate headquarters in Overland Park, KS. Other Yellow subsidiaries include Reddaway, Holland and New Penn.

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.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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.

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