Best "company sponsored training program"/"company sponsored truck driving school"?

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by J.D.W., Apr 30, 2010.

  1. none

    none Light Load Member

    Dec 4, 2011
    Indianpolis, IN
    Good job!

    You go out and get the sh#t kicked out of you,,, then you come back for more.
    This will help get you your first job in a truck driving company,,, also get experiance for a lot of other jobs. Not only truck driving.
    Lots of outdoor type things require a CDL a to get hired. Even though it is a different skilled trade,,,, Chck into all the jobs at the Canadian iol patch,,, laborrers to get hired have a CDL A.

    You will break even at first,,,, myself I can get another job , so what might be worth it to get a CDL then hold another job,,,,
    Also get the hazardous material hauling endorsment,, The department of homeland security will have to give you a clearance,,,, easy to get,,, show an employer this and it will increase you chances to be hired ,,,, at a different job.
    Great effort so far!
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  3. Heavy Load Member

    Dec 10, 2011
    Schneider stopped offering company sponsored training several years ago.
  4. TaserTot

    TaserTot Light Load Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    West/Central TX
    I went to Swift driving school. I wouldn't recommend it. Not that the training is sub-par, but the obligation to the company afterward was so unfair that I had to jump ship early, as do most of the guys that go through their training. It all sound good when you are looking into it and you really want to drive a truck you're like, "yea!, yea!, yea!", but when it comes down to it, it's hard to live off of a few hundred bucks a week making twenty something cents a mile for a year or whatever it is to pay them back.
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  5. Ready4it

    Ready4it Bobtail Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Dearborn Heights, MI
    Hi Jpatt,

    Thank you. Well he made a decision to go with Driver's Solution. They are trying to prehire him with PAM. We are hoping to find out if he is approved soon. He has to call them again tomorrow at 130pm! The start out pay is low but his Uncle attended there and was satisfied with it. Good luck to you! I did find out that Shneider is not running their school right now.

    Thank you!
  6. Exit310

    Exit310 Medium Load Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    What about Con-way LTL freight training program? I seen where i could work on the docks then go to class to earn my CDL.
  7. twbyj

    twbyj Bobtail Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Will you PM me the link? Thanks Todd
  8. ConcreteAngel

    ConcreteAngel Light Load Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    I wouldn't go to either. Prime is a leasing company, they starve you to death, but you gotta make your truck payment, pay for your fuel and you don't make enough to pay your mortgage or rent. You are better off to go to Roehl or Millis Transfer. Millis has such a low turnover rate out of all the trucking companies! Steer clear of C.R. England and Stevens Transport, if you like to be home; for you wont see home for at least 6 months!!
  9. Plenz3

    Plenz3 Light Load Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    Angola, Indiana
    I'm a trainer for Roehl. Good companies (coming from a trainer) Roehl, Millis. I know, short list. Lol. Bad companies: CR England, Swift, Stevens, US Xpress (they have two schools but under another name). If you go to school at a tech school, driving school or community college ask to be placed in a truck for a couple weeks. Comin from a guy who deals in training new guys I can honestly say they get you just enough to get you threw the test. The guys who go threw our courses are drilled 10 hours a day for 14 days straight in real life driving, not on some course. Alot of one on one teaching. Not 5 ppl in the same truck. After you test out your places with a trainer for a couple weeks minimum. Regardless of what the recruiters tell you, the trainers are the ones who decides when u test out. We have decent record for safety for being a training company, decent equipment (not owner op spec but nothin older then 2 years or 300k miles) and a better start pay on the van side versus any other carrier I know of. Lots of home time options (5 different schedules 14/7, 7/7, 7/3/7/4, etc) and we DO NOT pay sliding scale. Don't be fooled by the whole you will make 40cpm. That's only if the haul is 50 miles or less. We pay all miles, loaded and empty. We're picking up alot of contracts and were smoked in the Midwest. Oh and you actually have a trainer, not a team set up. You drive, trainers in the jump seat. He drives, your studying what he's doing or your nose deep in a regulation book or trainee regrence guide. Anyone ever has any questions feel free to message them. I'd answer them as soon as I can. Hope it helps.
  10. Plenz3

    Plenz3 Light Load Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    Angola, Indiana
    And just to clarify we don't pay on the sliding scale. New guys start out with .34 cpm, all miles loaded or empty regardless of length of haul. You get a raise every 90 days if you choose that pay plan which is based off of safety, on time deliveries and fuel economy (7mpg or better)
  11. Dariq843

    Dariq843 Bobtail Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    Does Roehl hire applicants that have been unemployed for 6-7 months?
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