Do you hire students who have failed driving school & retrain?

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  1. Tottie

    Tottie Bobtail Member

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    So basically I asked the one question that I have. What companies are willing to hire someone who's failed truck driving school and retrain them?
     
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  3. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    1) if you couldn't pass school, you probably going to be problematic to train OJT.
    2) a new hire is an expensive part of a business generally speaking. When you're already considered problematic, its just going to be more expensive.
    3) Insurance won't let a company train you ... generally speaking. You most often need 2 years experience for most insurance companies. Megas who insure themselves, send you to school to get training, then have you ride with a trainer at their company OJT.
    4) trucking companies aren't driving schools. Not their job. Its not in the business formula. Don't have the staff nor the means to train you from the ground up.
     
  4. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Are you asking if you can go to a company sponsored CDL school even if you flunked the test at a private school?
     
  5. Last Call

    Last Call Road Train Member

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    If you failed Truck Driving school ,then find a different career choice cause your not truck driver material
     
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  6. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    If you're in Jackson, Ms talk to KLLM.... They are a starter company & have a school. I don't know, maybe that's the school you failed at.
     
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    I don't think failing a driving school blackballs you from the industry, it's important to review why or on what part you failed, and try again. I realize, generally no refunds, something many aren't prepared for. Since you already paid, maybe go back to the school and find out more. OR, a different school , you may pass with flying colors, too bad it will cost another $5grand(?) at a new place. How badly do you want to do this? I highly doubt there will be any record of you not passing, and you got probably the rawest deal out there, paid the money and failed. Good luck.
     
  8. aramil248

    aramil248 Road Train Member

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    One question. You didn't say exactly why you failed. Because how I see it. If it's a minor thing that more training might fix. Then maybe take a chance with a mega sponsored program
     
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  9. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Road Train Member

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    We had a guy in our class I took way back who was on his SIXTH try. Nice guy, drove the truck ok, but just did the stupidest random things. The school I went to only passed 48% of students historically and had been there since I think the 1950’s. on the very first day of class the head instructor told us, “half of you won’t be sitting here on the last day.” And he meant it. I saw a few good students get cut or not quite make it that I thought might be decent drivers. And of course a few go that never even should’ve began truck Driving school in the first place. It just depends.
     
  10. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Road Train Member

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    The real world doesn’t hand out participation trophies. Training costs money, why should a company spend more money on you when there are other people who are actually qualified to do the job?
     
  11. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    I went to truck driving school in 1988. Back then, there were several students who couldn't pass and were sent back to the first week of skills testing. Some of them were on their 3 time going back through the program. The school was doing everything they could to help students pass. Do they not do this any longer?
     
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