CDL, trucking schools and from out of state?

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  1. UpTheCreek

    UpTheCreek Bobtail Member

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    Looking into a new career path here, my first post and question! Deciding whether to pay the money and go to a local school training or sign up with a company outfit. For obvious reasons, there doesn't seem to be any company sponsored outfits here in Maine (and only a couple driving schools). If you choose to go to an out of state company outfit, how do you get the actual CDL if you're an out of stater? I've searched for an answer on all the company websites and failed to find an answer.

    Thanks!
     
  2. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    depends on each company..


    you sign up for training, they "give you" an address of thier place.(you will live there as well)

    you get the training, then you pass the DMV road testing there.

    then you go home, and change it over to your state.

    some others, you get the permit at YOUR home state, go to school with them, then take the road test in YOUR state.

    you would have to travel to Avon MA for Parker truck school, or to RI for NETTTS, then do this every day for x amount of weeks. NETTTS also has a school in North Andover, MA

    Parker Professional Driving Schools in New England, cdl tractor trailer driver training, cdl truck driver training, cdl bus driver training, professional truck driving school mass, cdl truck training school
     
  3. UpTheCreek

    UpTheCreek Bobtail Member

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    Hey, a New England guy! Thanks for that. Other info and link is very much appreciated as well, very helpful.
     
  4. Chinatown

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    Superior-Carriers hires new cdl grads.
    Average pay in Maine is $85K per year.
    Have to graduate from an approved cdl school.
    Click here > Apply On Company Site
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  5. UpTheCreek

    UpTheCreek Bobtail Member

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    Wow, I’ll bookmark them! Thanks, Chinatown! :D
     
  6. buddyd157

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    personally, even though it can be a PITA to travel back and for to a local school, if you can get finacial aid, then do it. this way, you will not beholding to any company. in your situation, i would imagine either school down south of you will make all the arrangements for testing at the DMV up there.

    inquire at each location.

    fore-note, get this done before winter, you do not want that LOONG commute during the winter.
     
  7. Chinatown

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    Which city are you near in Maine?
     
  8. UpTheCreek

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    I am 10 miles north of Augusta. Vassalboro specifically.
     
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  10. buddyd157

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    i really did not know there were any CDL schools up there.

    yeah, pay your own way, this way, you don't sign any "contracts" for training with a company and have to honor that contract. (well we should all honor contracts), but the difference here is if a better payng job comes along, you have to pay off that contract, then leave, or get hit with a bad credit report.

    that can hurt you down the proverbieal road.
     
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