Anyone Have Experience With CR England???

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Mz. Snapper's Comment
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Editor's Note: We have a fantastic CR England Paid CDL Training Program Review, so check that out

Looking for any and all info I can get on the school and 9mo. Sign on. Goods, bads, and the uglies... I start school with them on the 13th.

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.
Scott O.'s Comment
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I went to central refrigerated which is right next door in west valley city Utah I've heard nothing but bad reviews for CR England and while I wuz in school we had a few guys leave CR england and come to central not really sure why but can't be good but I'm sure its up to the person and how you deal with it or they wouldn't be in business.... Just my 2 cents

Mz. Snapper's Comment
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The more I hear, the more scared I am. But I've already put my 2 weeks in at my current job and can't afford to back out now. Other companies I've looked at have out of pocket cost that I can't come up with at this time. Or the want you to have your permit first and your physical. Stuck between a rock and a hard place!!! UGH

Justin N.'s Comment
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The good thing about CR England is they did a great job in training me for my cdl and my following two months driving with trainers. I went to the Dallas school for about two weeks and got plenty of practice driving, never really had to wait long hours doing nothing. The instructors there were professional and taught me enough to easily get my cdl on the first try.

The bad thing is they do not pay a lot. Once I finished training after two months I went team driving, We were making 30 cents a mile split. I was averaging $300-$500 a week. The few times I drove solo I was only making 25 cents a mile. After six months the team pay goes up to 33 cents a mile and solo goes to 26.

I recommend team driving to everyone at least your first few months. A partner will make your rookie time go a lot easier.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mz. Snapper's Comment
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Does split mean I'm only getting 15 cents? And I was told if I pick someone in my class to team drive with that I will get the sign on bonus, true? When you left school and went team driving did you team with a classmate or an experienced driver???

Justin N.'s Comment
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Split means you will get paid 15 cents a mile that both of you drive each day. So if you drive 500 and your partner does 500, both of you each get paid $150 for that day. You will get paid that same $150 if one of you drives 400 and the other drives 600.

I teamed with a classmate so we were both new to the career.

Ha I wish I had been offered a sign on bonus, but that was over a year ago and nothing I can do about it now. Was still worth teaming up even without the bonus for us.

Scott O.'s Comment
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Central refrigerated has no upfront costs just need spending money to last till your first check I'm not saying go with them or anyone else but there is a bunch of companies that has no upfront cost

Charles M.'s Comment
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Despite some negative posts, take a look at Celadon

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