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Don R.'s Comment
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For anyone from NY who is looking at Swift. I found out today speaking with one of their recruiters that they don't take people for company sponsored training if a NY resident. You must have your CDL A already. It was news to me. But obviously will hire you once licensed. Anyway, it wasn't discouraging but just an avenue shut down till I get the license. FYI Don

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.

Trucktographer's Comment
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Interesting. Any particular reason for that?

David's Comment
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Interesting. Any particular reason for that?

Companies hire out of states that give them frieght. One month they'll higher out of Alabama, another month they won't. Or they'll hire from NY or they won't. It comes down to supply and demand. There are other companies that probably hire from NY.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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It probably has to do with state licensing regulations. There's probably some catch that won't allow them to train you at their facility with a New York permit or New York won't let you transfer your license back into the state or something to that affect.

A lot of states have passed regulations in the past couple of years trying to prevent their citizens from leaving the state for CDL training, specifically for the Company-Sponsored Training Programs. The states figure that not only are their own private schools losing the tuition but the state is losing all kinds of fees if you get your license out of state for things like the written exams, the CDL testing itself, and the licensing fees. And since the state's private schools are losing revenues the state is losing tax revenues also.

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.

Scott O.'s Comment
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It probably has to do with state licensing regulations. There's probably some catch that won't allow them to train you at their facility with a New York permit or New York won't let you transfer your license back into the state or something to that affect.

A lot of states have passed regulations in the past couple of years trying to prevent their citizens from leaving the state for CDL training, specifically for the Company-Sponsored Training Programs. The states figure that not only are their own private schools losing the tuition but the state is losing all kinds of fees if you get your license out of state for things like the written exams, the CDL testing itself, and the licensing fees. And since the state's private schools are losing revenues the state is losing tax revenues also.

Yup that's why I lost mine didn't know Maryland was that way

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.

Don R.'s Comment
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It probably has to do with state licensing regulations. There's probably some catch that won't allow them to train you at their facility with a New York permit or New York won't let you transfer your license back into the state or something to that affect.

A lot of states have passed regulations in the past couple of years trying to prevent their citizens from leaving the state for CDL training, specifically for the Company-Sponsored Training Programs. The states figure that not only are their own private schools losing the tuition but the state is losing all kinds of fees if you get your license out of state for things like the written exams, the CDL testing itself, and the licensing fees. And since the state's private schools are losing revenues the state is losing tax revenues also.

I think you nailed it Brett. My thoughts exactly. In fact I spoke with NTTS in Liverpool NY and had mentioned to them and the gentleman said that the laws , regs recently changed. How recent Im unaware. But in typical NY fashion, "we aren't getting ours" mentality.

Don

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.

Don R.'s Comment
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Interesting. Any particular reason for that?

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Companies hire out of states that give them frieght. One month they'll higher out of Alabama, another month they won't. Or they'll hire from NY or they won't. It comes down to supply and demand. There are other companies that probably hire from NY.

Actually Swift has a lot of dedicated in this state.

Don

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