RE: List Of Companies

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Julius C.'s Comment
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Is there any reason a CDL school wouldn't be willing to share the companies that hire their students? And is it inappropriate to ask them to give you the name of the trucking companies that hire their students? One school I'm looking at attending said companies call them daily asking for access to their new graduates. I don't see any reason why that should be proprietary information.

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.
Heavy C's Comment
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It's not inappropriate at all. This is information you need to make a good choice on where to get your license. Plus you want this info to make sure you'll be able to get a job when your done. If they're not willing to give up the info then I would say something is a little shady. It's not like companies want this kept a secretbecause they need drivers so they want you to know where you can go to get a job with them. The school I attended basically shoved Werner, Schneider, and JBH down my throat from the moment i started. Doesn't name sense to me that they wouldn't be telling you up front.

MRC's Comment
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Whats the school, maybe someone knows but I agree with H C , most of the schools either name the companys or have there logo's displayed on there site.

Julius C.'s Comment
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Whats the school, maybe someone knows but I agree with H C , most of the schools either name the companys or have there logo's displayed on there site.

Well, I asked them if a list exists that shows the companies that hire their graduates, and they said no such list exists. However, when I visit them later this week, I will come out and ask for company names and see how it goes. I'm hoping that maybe I just didn't word it correctly when asking for a "list". I'll see what happens this week.

Don R.'s Comment
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Whats the school, maybe someone knows but I agree with H C , most of the schools either name the companys or have there logo's displayed on there site.

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Well, I asked them if a list exists that shows the companies that hire their graduates, and they said no such list exists. However, when I visit them later this week, I will come out and ask for company names and see how it goes. I'm hoping that maybe I just didn't word it correctly when asking for a "list". I'll see what happens this week.

I start a school this week and on the first day of application etc. I asked her what companies they work with and who visits. She wrote down all 10 companies and the day I was there, US Xpress was there and I got to sit in and participate with questions etc. So something does sound weird about your situation.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Before you commit to any schooling always ask for a list of major companies that hire students from their school. Then call a few of those companies yourself from home to verify this. If major companies will hire from a school then you know they're still up for consideration. If you can't verify that several major companies will hire from a particular school then do not consider that school as a candidate.

Major companies look into these schools to make sure they're giving students the minimum requirements for training. If a training program is too short or doesn't meet the company's standards they won't hire from there.

Don't be shy about any of this. Remember, you're interviewing the school, not the other way around. You're trying to make sure they meet your standards and they're going to give you the training you require to get your career off to a great start, not the other way around. So it's the school that's on the spot here hoping to bring you in as a student. Make sure they demonstrate their legitimacy.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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