Truck Driving Institute Of Tupelo

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Old School's Comment
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Thanks Leif - I just got back on here and saw you had already taken care of that. It's so nice to have such a helpful group of folks in here like we do.

Daniel T.'s Comment
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Oh, I see it. Thanks!

Don R.'s Comment
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I spoke with a recruiter with NTTS today and was sent a packet on the school. They have 7 week and 10 week course as well as a weekend only for like 20 some weeks. I am looking at the 7 weeks class. Of course this is just one of many avenues that Im looking at. Cost for this school, State Certified, Nationally Accredited , is for the 7 wks $8375. M-F, no weekends. 97% graduate rate. With high job placement as well. Just FYI.

Don

Leif L.'s Comment
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You're welcome.

Also, I have to thank you Old School, along with Brett, Daniel B., Guy, and the many others here on TT for the wealth of information that all of you provide on a daily basis for those of us looking at entering this industry.

Daniel T, if you haven't started studying on the High Road CDL Training yet, it a great tool to use to get you going on the knowledge portions on the CDL tests. Many people have only studied on this and passed the knowledge tests without opening their state's CDL manuals.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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You guys....just a tip - use the search engine box at the top of every page. It's only for this site and it will help you find all kinds of stuff. For instance, type "Prime" into it and you'll see we have a review of Prime Inc's company-sponsored training program that spans about five pages and has way more information than Prime has on their own website.

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.

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Leif L.'s Comment
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Hi Brett,

I only posted the links to Prime's site because he asked. I already had those two pages open in tabs on my browser, so they were handy, but you are correct, all of the company reviews that are on this site have more information about them than their own sites have, so I should have linked those for him also.

I've been learning everything that I can on here since January of last year, months before I even created an account. I'm not big on posting, but I am a very avid reader. lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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