Thinking about getting my CDL and just got a question or two. Thanks in advance for the input.
I have been around trucking all my life. My dad always had trucks and I dispatched for him for a few years before going back to work for our other family business. I never got my CDL cause my thinking was I always had someone else to drive (thinking back was kinda dumb). I started driving a Peterbilt 362 straight truck hauling horticulture right out of high school and I have tarped my fair share of flatbeds of lumber and coils. After dad had a stroke and passed on we sold all the trucks and the other business about 5 years back. Been hauling hopper bottoms during harvest season for a couple farmers around here for a couple years when they need me. Now after having a few jobs I want to get back into it. I know I will have to get the the experience of OTR. So that brings me to my first question. I don't really have the time cause I presently have a job to go to a local CDL school at the community college to take the 4 week course. Is there companies that would hire me if I just went and got my CDL or do they want someone that has taken a course. And also have been looking for flatbed companies that are home on weekends. I know of a couple that do that. I am in North Alabama. Like I said thanks in advance.