Need Help Finding Train To Hire In Massachusetts!

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Brent H.'s Comment
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I have been looking for months, and I cannot find any train to hire in my area. It's Worcester County, in Massachusetts. Near the NH border. Either the companies out here do not do TTH or my zip code is outside their area. (01430)

I have not worked in so long, bills are piling up, trucking is what I really want to do. I need major help! :(

Bob L.'s Comment
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Brent, I haven't been looking as long as you, but I've observed the same thing - all the company-sponsored training ( I assume that's what you mean by train-to-hire ) is not done anywhere near our area. Also, my experience (limited as it has been) is that many companies won't take people like you and I that live in MA - Swift, Knight, and Roehl all turned me down, and living in MA was given as the reason (MA requires CDL holders to have 2 years experience and a current CDL job in order to transfer, otherwise you have to test all over again - I guess there have been issues with people getting the CDL in the state where the training is done, but failing the tests needed to transfer). Prime has accepted me, and is OK with me taking a longer-than-usual time to report due to an upcoming move to Arizona (the move date is this Saturday, BTW) - Arizona is a 'pay the transfer fee, get your CDL' type state

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.

Cody B.'s Comment
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I have been looking for months, and I cannot find any train to hire in my area. It's Worcester County, in Massachusetts. Near the NH border. Either the companies out here do not do TTH or my zip code is outside their area. (01430)

I have not worked in so long, bills are piling up, trucking is what I really want to do. I need major help! :(

Try Stevens Transport I think I saw an ad of them doing train to hire.

Patricia M.'s Comment
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I have been looking for months, and I cannot find any train to hire in my area. It's Worcester County, in Massachusetts. Near the NH border. Either the companies out here do not do TTH or my zip code is outside their area. (01430)

I have not worked in so long, bills are piling up, trucking is what I really want to do. I need major help! :(

You may have to finance your truck driving school. Most schools can help you apply. Then you owe nothing until you graduate school and start working. They payment is like 50.00 per month or so. This is what I had to do many moons ago. There were no TTH companies out there (or none that I could find) Hope this helps. Trish

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