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Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by DownSouthNC, Mar 12, 2024.

Whom would you train/drive for?

  1. Stevens

    5.3%
  2. Prime

    10.5%
  3. Roehl

    10.5%
  4. Wilson

    10.5%
  5. NONE of the above

    68.4%
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  1. DownSouthNC

    DownSouthNC Bobtail Member

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    I've been reading a lot of threads about horrible companies to train and work for. So I'm reaching out to y'all on a few paid CDL programs that I've been researching. Would like some of your input on these companies...
     
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  3. wifi_guru

    wifi_guru Medium Load Member

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    id'e pay for my own schooling that way your not under contract to where they can sue you for the balance if you leave.
     
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  4. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    None of the above. I don't think Wilson is in business anymore......got bought by Central I think.
    I think most of the members would recommend you finance your own schooling either by state sponsored scholarships or student loans so that you won't be financially tied to one company. And, many companies will reimburse you after you start with them. Schneider paid me back the entirety of my school cost. Don't know if they still do it.....but you can check.
    If there were any that I would recommend, it would be MIllis. Look into them.
     
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  5. wifi_guru

    wifi_guru Medium Load Member

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    avoid swift i been seeing 300.00 pay checks i also heard the trucks are always breaking down
     
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  6. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    Correct -- best way by far is to get a CDL at a nearby tech school or comm college.

    Make sure said course is rated for AT LEAST 160 HOURS.

    -- L
     
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  7. DownSouthNC

    DownSouthNC Bobtail Member

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    Thanks. I hesitate because I don't have the $6,000 to pay upfront.
     
  8. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    Look for applicable grants & scholarships. Many carriers will also reimburse you for CDL school costs (provided of course you stay with them long enough).

    In Georgia -- because of grants & scholarships -- at that time I had only about $1000 of out-of-pocket costs for my CDL.
     
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  9. FLHT

    FLHT Road Train Member

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    Community collage
     
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    Eddiec Road Train Member

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