Best companies for the new CDL A holder?

Discussion in 'CRST' started by Umbrellaman, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    How about Big M Transportation? I think they offer tuition reimbursement and they take cdl grads....they're in Blue Mountain, MS. Their equipment looks like a million bucks.
     
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  3. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    How much is the Payoff?
     
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  4. jammer910Z

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    I bet they make the pay off exorbitant so as to entice you to go ahead and work for 10mos.

    I hope the price was lain out in writing before you underwent training.

    If it's reasonable.. pay it off, and go somewhere decent.

    We can't decide that for you. We don't know your capabilities and likes/dislikes.
    Some guys love flatbedding. It's work.
    Reefer is gonna leave you sitting at grocery warehouses twiddling your thumbs and cursing lumpers and dispatch and everyone else.
    Tanker requires endorsements.. and a skill set.
    Dry van can leave you sitting, too.

    Being new, you're not gonna make a ton of money at first.
    Get some experience, then get away from the megas. They are just a grinder.

    But.. you're likely gonna have to prove yourself first before a good private fleet will let you in and a real career opens up.

    They are out here. Trust me.
     
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  5. IluvCATS

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    If the payoff amount is $5-7k then it’s close to what I paid for a private school a couple years ago. So if you just pay it off then you can just choose a better first company. You should do that.
     
  6. bryan21384

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    After thinking about this, i came to a conclusion. Why even spend your own money? I'd just do the ten months. That's not even a full year. If they are willing to give you a job as trade off for training, why spend that many thousands when crst is doing it for you? You're getting experience, and your tuition covered. Save your money and gut out these 10 months. Don't get too short-sighted. You just need to focus on getting your experience. The good money will come. The worst thing you can do in this industry is worry about chasing dollars this early in the game. You'll burn out quick doing that.
     
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  7. Chinatown

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    Where do you live in Florida. Plenty of companies will hire you and reimburse the tuition back to you.
     
  8. driverdriver

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    Because it's crst , lol.
    Why the heck would you put your life in a strangers hands.
    Seriously, laying in the bunk while someone that was trained by someone with only a couple months experience is driving. Nfw
     
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  9. bryan21384

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    I see your point, but we all had to do that in training. It's no guarantee that he will get paired with a straight up newbie. Besides, if he truly had the money, why not just go through a school, that isn't company sponsored in the first place? The OP didn't do a lot of research if he's in this position. He already has the CDL. He already has a job....10 months will come and go, and he will have even more options than he does now
     
  10. haulit6272

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    Did anyone else notice the word "MAY," as in "CRST **MAY** OFFER AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT THAT WILL PAY THE TUITION?"

    So they really haven't definitively agreed to do ANYTHING. Sounds like the school, which is not run by CRST, is floating you a loan based on CRST giving your application a green light (initially), and if CRST doesn't take you on after licensing, which they are not legally obligated to do based on that language, you're then on the hook to the 3rd party trucking school, which is not CRST. CRST could not hire you, even if you graduate, and the school destroys your credit when you don't pay them. And who pays for the school and housing you used up in ANY training situation if you flunk out at some point in the process?
     
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  11. Mobile Proctologist

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    Lol ####ing new guy
     
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