So, most of you guys already saw my previous post about companies hiring new CDL grads from Florida, now I think I might have to get my CDL from a company sponsored school. I already have my CDL Permit and DOT Card, after seeing most reviews for companies here on TTR in their 2.5s, I honestly think only 2% of trucking companies have a 4 or above review lol. So my question is, what are some the best company that have sponsored school training to get your CDL, with the best or decent paid training, and best or decent pay after training is done so I can survive at least a year contract there LOL!! Btw, they have to provide paid training, lodging and meals ( at least breakfast or lunch ) that's important for me. Thank you!!
Best Company Sponsored CDL School for Florida Candidate
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Pretty limited living in Florida.
I'd try these three:
Stevens Transport (trains in Tampa)
Oh, yeah; Cypress Truck Lines trains in Jacksonville & Tampa. Runs are mostly Southeast and Texas though.
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bryan21384 Thanks this.
I give little credence to reviews. I've never even looked at reviews when on the job hunt.
I'd even work for CR England if the pay and freight lanes look OK. Couldn't care less about the reviews. CR England gets lots of bad press, but has lots of drivers that have been there for years.
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Most of your negative reviews are from whiney cry babies and misfits who sign up for an accelerated driving school with a carrier, get into it, then later find out it's much more than they bargained for, find out that trucking isn't easy after all (for beginners), find out the pay isn't totally kick-butt for first-year drivers (since pay is based mainly on experience -- sha-zam!), find out they can't handle being away from family/friends/lovers for more than a few days, etc, etc,....then dump on the carrier with negative reviews/feedback (after all--it JUST CAN'T be the driver's fault, right? )....
There are simply TOO MANY THREADS posted here of new drivers who've signed up with a carrier like you're suggesting/considering.....and then somewhere between a few to several months, decide "the water is just too deep", and it's not for them....and are then looking for "greener grass" (and/or "home daily") somewhere else (with MUCH BETTER pay and perks, of course ).
Thus -- the REAL QUESTION here is -- can you actually stick it out for a full 12 months, before you just absolutely have to "bounce"? What/where will you "bounce" to, next?
As you've suggested earlier -- if getting a hazmat endorsement is that much of challenge/pain for you -- then you're certainly in for a real treat when you sign-up/onboard for the in-house CDL driving school boot camp with A-N-Y of the previously suggested carriers....
Also: any of the above/aforementioned carriers are probably fine suggestions -- but....as before....if they aren't hiring beginners...or aren't hiring out of your area to begin with....in the current freight environment, you're very likely pretty much stitching air talking to them.
CDL school just teaches you to pass the state test. Your first job is where you learn the other 95% of the job.
Ask current drivers how they like their company and then ask for details about pay, home time, equipment, customers, schedules, whatever you want to know. Read the reviews, you are an adult you can tell the complainers from the real issues. The losers will always blame their failures on "he/she didn't like me." I also research endlessly. You wouldn't buy a dishwasher without reading the reviews why would you pick a place to work for at least a year without reading the reviews?
Look at each company's SAFER score SAFER Web - Company Snapshot
Each company has a DOT or MC number in case you find multiple companies with the same name. The good companies have better scores and smaller OOS (out of service), driver, hazmat %.
If you want random results, make random decisions. If you want better results do more research.
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