Pardon My Venting On CDL Applications......

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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I have put in app at every company that I can find that offers training. I'm just at the bottom of the list and losing hope.

Are you calling the companies that you've applied to?

Minnie Mouse's Comment
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Heck, Minnie, you got a company owned school right there in Springfield - Prime owns it. They are one of the best deals because if they accept you, you don't even have to pay them back through payroll deductions. Drive for them a year after you graduate and they'll call it even. Get on the horn with them and ask all the questions you can . . . you should be able to solve this mystery . . .

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Prime was my first pick cuz I would like to go lease in time. But they told me no.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Heck, Minnie, you got a company owned school right there in Springfield - Prime owns it. They are one of the best deals because if they accept you, you don't even have to pay them back through payroll deductions. Drive for them a year after you graduate and they'll call it even. Get on the horn with them and ask all the questions you can . . . you should be able to solve this mystery . . .

Jopa

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Prime was my first pick cuz I would like to go lease in time. But they told me no.

Why?

Minnie Mouse's Comment
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I have put in app at every company that I can find that offers training. I'm just at the bottom of the list and losing hope.

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Are you calling the companies that you've applied to?

I have been giving them a week then calling them. One of them told me the get 2500 apps a day and they have a large pool to pick from, and they only choose the best. I applied to some that I should here from this week.

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Rico's Comment
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Have you tried Celadon?

RedGator's Comment
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I went to a community college to get my CDL. They were affiliated with All State Career schools. That being said the school took FASFA as a payment option as well as a sallie mae school loan. Also being a female have you tried WIA? Being a female in this industry finding training at first is hard because there arent alot of female trainers. Its not impossible. Keep your head up and your attitude in focuse. Don't give up everything will work out.

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.
Minnie Mouse's Comment
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Have you tried Celadon?

Yes I did there app Monday night so I will call them later this week.

Ken C.'s Comment
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Hi...I know how you feel because I was having some of the same issues you are discussing when I first started applying for Schools and Company Training until I got one of the Recruiters on the phone and asked why I was turned down and what could I do to make myself look better on paper..I found out that my last employer would not verify employment dates for the Recruiters over the phone but use's a Automated system so I called and got the number and gave it to the recruiters...That's all it took for Success, Now I'm going to Prime Inc. but the moral to the Story is you have to make things happen because they Recruiters are Slammed with Applicants and they will sense if you want it bad enough to go the extra mile and make things happen for yourself.

Next thing you can do is check out the WIA Funding and State and Federal School Funding...Community Collages, and Private Schools will have access to loans and grants but also check at the Library for info on Study Grants or Scholarships just don't give up...

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.
Rico's Comment
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Ken, you bring up a good point. I always give the number to HQ HR department on applications. That way I know the right people are giving out my information. My last job was for a national auto parts chain, and I trust the manager of the store I worked at about as far as I can pick her prozac needing backside up and throw her! The last thing I need is her Jesus needing self to be talking to any future employers!

Rico's Comment
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Minnie, take a look at Core Carrier Corp. They claim to have a driver base with 18% females.

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