@Chinatown is this an unrealistic request?

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by Mooseontheloose, Aug 17, 2022.

  1. Mooseontheloose

    Mooseontheloose Light Load Member

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    I’m trying to help a friend find CDL training with a company in the St Louis area preferably but not necessarily on the Illinois side. I would be grateful for a list of companies that provide that for this friend and others

    Here’s a shorter list request: My friend is heavily involved in the church and he would like to work for a company that he could have an option of Sunday off

    And an even shorter list: He has a young family and he would like to be off evenings

    I understand about paying your dues but is there any one out there that this is possible?
     
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  3. Lazer

    Lazer Heavy Load Member

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    Your ‘friend’ would be best to inquire for local jobs.
    LTL, doing city ‘pick up and delivery’.
    Dump truck.
    Local governments have employees with CDL’s.
     
  4. DRTDEVL

    DRTDEVL Road Train Member

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    Right down the road is a place called "Case CDL." They are the most economical option for obtaining ELDT and a CDL in a short time frame. After that, he can propose this to whomever he looks at for work, but he would likely be limited to Regional in order to ensure being home for church.

    It is not unreasonable, nor is it impossible. Is there always the possibility that he could miss a Sunday or two? Yes, especially from Jan-Mar. But that doesn't mean there aren't places that will ensure being home for religious reasons to the best of their ability.
     
  5. lual

    lual Medium Load Member

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    @Mooseontheloose --

    Would your friend also like fries with that?....:p:D:rolleyes:

    --Lual
     
  6. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Right out of school, it may be daunting. It isn't impossible like DRT said, but it is going to be difficult. Your friend will have to show a willingness to sacrifice the short term for long-term gain. It's asking a lot, and your friend is going to have to be prepared to give a little to get what he wants because that's the more likely path
     
  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    His best bet is to attend a cdl school.
    Old Dominion Freight Line hires new cdl school grads from approved schools.
    This is a quick way to swiftly reach $100G a year and be home every day.
    He can apply for free cdl school through the state WIOA Program. He may qualify for the WIOA being "under employed." That means he is working, but not making enough money.
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    He can also apply for "Dock-to-Driver" program with Old Dominion. He's hired and starts out working on the dock and quickly progresses to moving trailers around, setting up trailers for the drivers such as hooking up doubles trailers.
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    Follow directions on this website. Don't go to the terminal first because the hiring is first approved by corporate office.
    Careers | Old Dominion Freight Line
    7411 Hall St Saint Louis, MO 63147
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  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    YRC/Yellow Freight
    400 Barton St Saint Louis, MO 63104
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    This one has free cdl school and you're paid hourly while in school.
    You must apply off the website, not at the terminal. Keep that in mind.
    The guy at the terminal doesn't decide if you're hired or not; corporate does that.
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    Tuition-free CDL Driving Academy - Dock Worker Jobs …
    • 100% paid healthcare for you AND your family
    • First year earnings probably between $65G - $85G and can go up from there.
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  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    If he can attend a cdl school, even one with night or part time classes Sygma will hire him.
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    SYGMA Network (General)
    Berkeley, MO
    Home every day
    $70,000 - $102,000 a year (this pay is accurate)
    Recent Grads Welcome!
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  10. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Central Transport
    540 GIMBLIN ROAD 7
    St. Louis, MO 63147
    $28.50 - $32.50 an hour
    ·Recent driving school graduates accepted
    · Hazmat and Tanker Endorsement (or willingness to obtain)
    • 7pm-7am Monday-Friday
    • Home Daily
    • Drive terminal to terminal
    • Day cab automatics with 53ft dry van
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