My Experience With 160 Driving Academy In Lubbock, Tx

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Roger D.'s Comment
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Thanks for the info about that school, Im in Lubbock too. Ive been trying to get a big company to let me go to their school but no one wants anyone from this area. They only want you if you are in east texas or by dallas or houston. So im going to give it some more time and chk back on all the applications. I was always curious about how 160 academy was, could not find much info to base a decision on.

Pianoman's Comment
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Sorry you had that experience Terry. I don’t find it difficult to believe at all. The schools have every incentive to get as many butts in the seats as possible and little incentive to provide good instruction. With the government mandating cdl courses for new cdl holders, cdl schools are pretty much guaranteed to have customers and they’ll get their money whether you pass the test or not. Most people trying to get their cdl don’t have a lot of money or knowledge to sue either so the cycle continues.


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.
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