CDL school or sign contract?

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  1. woo1008

    woo1008 Bobtail Member

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    could you give me some suggestions?
    I am a new immigration from China. and I live in Conroe TX. I don't have work experience in the US. now I want to be a truck driver. I have two worries. First, is that easy to find a job if I go to a trucking school to get a CDL A?(how about Houston community college? they have the program ) another, should I find a company to sign a contract with for a CDL A? @Chinatown
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    @BigpopperRunner maybe can help here also.
    Houston Community College is excellent for cdl school.
    How long have you had a USA drivers license?
    Many companies require you to at least have had a USA drivers license for 12 months and some even longer.
    Where did you live in China? My wife is from Anhui Province.
     
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    I am from Heilongjiang Province. I just got my USA drivers license. I don’t know what should I do for the next step
     
  5. Chinatown

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    Contact the school and ask about recommendations.
    Try to get the cdl, then probably find something local for awhile.
     
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    Thanks for the help!
     
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    Get your cdl, and if necessary, drive a non-cdl truck for 12 months.
    May not have to do that, but it's a job and helping you qualify for what you really want later.
     
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  8. BigpopperRunner

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    Honestly it’s pretty easy to find a local trucking job in Houston, Texas. If you want to pay for the school yourself that would be the best bet, however, I don’t recommend signing up with a company but if you must then there’s no choice! You need to do a one year contract with that company after you graduate, most people break that contract after 3 months. I applied to ONLY local positions straight out of CDL school and I got lucky and currently working on my 3rd day. Just be prepared like everyone says, your hours are super duper long, local or OTR. If you have a family prolly local works best, check out the “asian mai show” on YouTube, he interviews ppl fresh out of cdl school and one person is from Houston, Texas, his YouTube channel is husky racer, he got signed to a fuel company named “greondyke” I think that’s how you spell it. You can tune In and listen. Apply for fafsa for a community college, I don’t know if you would qualify since you need to be a resident of Texas. If anything grab a loan, most companies have tuition reimbursement programs.
     
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    @woo1008
    Plenty of non-cdl jobs around Houston.
    Let us know what you find out at the school.
    Maybe you can go to school, then go to a cdl driving job.
     
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    @woo1008
    Here's a job in Houston that will help you get your cdl permit and cdl-a license.
    • Paid Training to acquire your Class A Permit or CDL!
    • Home Every Night and Weekends
    Click -->> Apply On Company Site
    Labatt Food Service is now hiring for a Driver Helper at the Houston location.
    The Driver Helper is responsible for assisting Delivery Drivers in unloading 600-1,200 cases per day by hand at designated stops. The routes are local and you will be able to be home with your family every night and on weekends! The schedule is Monday - Friday and dispatch is typically between 3:00 and 5:00 am to finish
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    Candidates are welcome to fill out an application online or in-house. For an in-house application, please visit us at the Labatt Training Center located at 6650 Pine Vista Lane Houston, TX 77092, Monday-Friday from 8:45 am - 3:00 pm. Must have have a desire to become a Route Driver. Must bring a valid Class C driver’s license and proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

    Applicable candidates must pass pre-employment background check, drug test, and physical.

    To apply now, please click the Apply Online link
    Here is the link to our online application: Login
     
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