National Training Green Cove Florida

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Ron G.'s Comment
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Has anyone been threw this school and what is your inputs about them?I`ve already contacted them and want to hear from drivers or students on this site.How is their training,financing and passing rate,I`m narrowing it down to 3 schools,this one,tdi and suncoast trucking acamedy,and again thank you everyone,

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Operating While Intoxicated

Scott O.'s Comment
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Has anyone been threw this school and what is your inputs about them?I`ve already contacted them and want to hear from drivers or students on this site.How is their training,financing and passing rate,I`m narrowing it down to 3 schools,this one,tdi and suncoast trucking acamedy,and again thank you everyone,

I haven't heard of this one but there is a few members here that with through TDI and suncoast..... There's a search engine on this site type in the name of school and search through all of them

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Operating While Intoxicated

Rick R.'s Comment
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I see you're choices are across the state - Jax,Orlando, Punta Gorda. Does location matter to you? My wife and I are 1/2 way through Pinellas Technical School and I can give you a strong recommendation for there.

Ron G.'s Comment
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I see you're choices are across the state - Jax,Orlando, Punta Gorda. Does location matter to you? My wife and I are 1/2 way through Pinellas Technical School and I can give you a strong recommendation for there.

hey thanx Rick..I`ve already looked into them and they do have a good program but its the time factor for me,i think that they are 320 hours,I`m not that lucky to have that time.

Ron G.'s Comment
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Has anyone been threw this school and what is your inputs about them?I`ve already contacted them and want to hear from drivers or students on this site.How is their training,financing and passing rate,I`m narrowing it down to 3 schools,this one,tdi and suncoast trucking acamedy,and again thank you everyone,

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I haven't heard of this one but there is a few members here that with through TDI and suncoast..... There's a search engine on this site type in the name of school and search through all of them

thanx for replying scott,I`ve already been on the search engine,thats how i found these 3 schools.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Brian M.'s Comment
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I am also considering Suncoast and have met with their recruiter Roger and visited the school. From all accounts seems to be top notch. Very friendly and only a 5 to 1 teacher to student ratio. Hope that helps Brian

Ynkedad's Comment
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National raining is where I'll be training.

I visited their driving course a few weeks ago for an Open House type of thing. They have a good size area for training in the trucks, including a track that's 1-1/4 mile long (Pic's on their web site). They allowed us in the Rigs and even took us for a spin around the track with one of the instructors.

In a Nutshell... Financing: It's in the 6k range and Not hard to qualify for even with horrible credit. They'll require anywhere from $250.00 to $500.00 up front (depending on your credit) In order to start your Class Room course work on line. But they'll require somewhere around $1075.00 total, before you start the driving portion of your training. That means you'll be able to pay as you go while you're doing the @ home portion of the training. The remainder balance, after you pay the $1075.00 is financed thru them.

Their course: Well the Class Room type stuff you'll do at home on your computer, including quizzes etc. (all open book) and it takes about 2-3 weeks (their words). It can take longer and isn't an issue with the School if it does.

Once you're done and have your cdl permit, you can attend the Driver Training portion of the program, which is like 3 more weeks (give or take depending on the student). You'll get your DOT physical ($50.00) on the 1st day btw.

Just an FYI.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Ron G.'s Comment
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National raining is where I'll be training.

I visited their driving course a few weeks ago for an Open House type of thing. They have a good size area for training in the trucks, including a track that's 1-1/4 mile long (Pic's on their web site). They allowed us in the Rigs and even took us for a spin around the track with one of the instructors.

In a Nutshell... Financing: It's in the 6k range and Not hard to qualify for even with horrible credit. They'll require anywhere from $250.00 to $500.00 up front (depending on your credit) In order to start your Class Room course work on line. But they'll require somewhere around $1075.00 total, before you start the driving portion of your training. That means you'll be able to pay as you go while you're doing the @ home portion of the training. The remainder balance, after you pay the $1075.00 is financed thru them.

Their course: Well the Class Room type stuff you'll do at home on your computer, including quizzes etc. (all open book) and it takes about 2-3 weeks (their words). It can take longer and isn't an issue with the School if it does.

Once you're done and have your cdl permit, you can attend the Driver Training portion of the program, which is like 3 more weeks (give or take depending on the student). You'll get your DOT physical ($50.00) on the 1st day btw.

Just an FYI.

Hey thanks alot ynkedad,they sound like an awsome school from the research I`ve had done,I will be talking to them soon

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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