Making A List Of Companies That Train New Truck Drivers

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The Pelican's Comment
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So far I have (in no particular order)

Swift Schneider JB Hunt Wilson Prime TMC KLLM Werner Knight

Who have I left our?

Ryan B.'s Comment
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So far I have (in no particular order)

Swift Schneider JB Hunt Wilson Prime TMC KLLM Werner Knight

Who have I left our?

CFI, Stevens, and Roehl

Banks's Comment
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Maverick, Pam, CR England

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Yep,

There are SO MANY! ...Include LTL .. and TONS! Foodservice? Even MORE.... many are now partnering with a nearby school, exclusively as of late. I learn so many new things while I'm looking around with/for Tom !

In addition to the above, there is ~

  • Mast Trucking (they are NEW on our site, too!)
  • JRayl (will be joining TT before long, also)
  • Hogan (hopes to join us!)
  • Witte Bros. (may be here soon, too!)
  • Keim TS (Breaker Breaker training)
  • Dutch Maid Logistics
  • Cypress Truck Lines
  • Continental Express

I'm forgetting some, and too busy to add hyperlinks to their sites, but .. yeah! There's a start for ya . . . anywho!

Apply here, first .. of course, and go from there ~ ! Apply For Paid CDL Training

I'll think of more;

~ 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.

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
KingDaddio's Comment
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Keller Trucking I found this company by looking up the Best Fleets list and looked at all the different companies. Narrowed it down to the best one that works for us for its CDL program and location, among other things.

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. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Keller Trucking I found this company by looking up the Best Fleets list and looked at all the different companies. Narrowed it down to the best one that works for us for its CDL program and location, among other things.

K.D.;

They're up in Toledo; we used to see those guys all the time, when we were loading our asphalt at The Shelly Co. ~

When did they start training again, I wonder? I know they did halt for awhile; saw that now they are partnered with Trainco. Good to know, thanks!

~ Anne ~

ps: Is that who you decided to go with? Start a diary, if you would. When, btw??

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
The Pelican's Comment
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Thanks everyone for the comments. Some of these I had heard of, many are totally new to me. Super helpful. Keep em coming!

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Keller Trucking I found this company by looking up the Best Fleets list and looked at all the different companies. Narrowed it down to the best one that works for us for its CDL program and location, among other things.

I see their trucks all the time. I had thought this was a company that requires experience. The trucks I have seen always look to be in good condition and I haven't seen an unprofessional driver in a Keller truck. Those are the marks of a company that cares about safety and its image.

I see on their site that they have quite a few different home time options.

Looking forward to reading about your adventures going forward.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
KingDaddio's Comment
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Keller Trucking I found this company by looking up the Best Fleets list and looked at all the different companies. Narrowed it down to the best one that works for us for its CDL program and location, among other things.

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K.D.;

They're up in Toledo; we used to see those guys all the time, when we were loading our asphalt at The Shelly Co. ~

When did they start training again, I wonder? I know they did halt for awhile; saw that now they are partnered with Trainco. Good to know, thanks!

~ Anne ~

ps: Is that who you decided to go with? Start a diary, if you would. When, btw??

They closed their academy a couple/few years back and now send students to Trainco in Perrysberg, Oh, near Toledo.

Yes, my wife and I, after a bit of researching, decided to go with Keller. A diary is a good idea. I hope to keep in contact with the family during my time spent there; maybe that will blossom into a diary of sorts.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
James P.'s Comment
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I had a great experience at Swift's academy in Memphis. Instructors and examiners top notch. The hotel is... OK. Going back up there on the 25th for a week of Top Gun class and then comes my mentoring.

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