Getting cdl jobs without school?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by beasley73, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. WalterSobchak

    WalterSobchak Medium Load Member

    May 16, 2014
    Rocky Mount, NC
    Short answer... Probably.... I also got my CDL without school with "on the job" training in a log truck. The only driving jobs I could get at first were kinda shady deals hauling logs or dump truck. When I began looking for a real long term driving position, I had very little luck for a long time and even considered community college driving school or a starter company that would send me through a training program as if I didn't even have a CDL. I have since found a job that involves driving so it certainly isn't impossible, but it may be difficult.
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Actually, you're way ahead of the game by already having a CDL.
    If you go with a company CDL training program; some let you graduate early; not all do though. Either way, the companies will be happy to have a new guy that already has a CDL.

    Try these:
    Earl Henderson Trucking
    Conway Freight- Romulus, MI

    Corrigan Moving Systems - not sure if they will work with you or not, but worth checking into. This company is based in Michigan.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2015
  4. RetiredUSN

    RetiredUSN Medium Load Member

    Jan 9, 2015

    Best of luck safe!:biggrin_25520:
  5. gpsman

    gpsman Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2013
  6. x#1

    x#1 Road Train Member

    Dec 24, 2009
    Cherokee County, Alabama
    if i read the link correctly,it is referencing those obtaining a learner's cv permit. I am thinking the OP has already obtained his actual cdl.

    I am certainly glad that I didn't have to jump through all the hoops and over the hurdles you newbs do. I was simply pointed to a truck and got in with my ga. class 5,ducking going under the overpasses and unable to back a non power steering cab over.

    look at me now. i am posting on the leading truckers forum. did i just ease through an eternity as related to time or was it fast paced? time to ponder.

    OP- you can get on driving without formal,if that's what they call the driving schools,training,but you will have to pound the pavement and knock on doors presenting yourself in person. best of luck.
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  7. 201

    201 Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Hi x#1, you and me both. I didn't even HAVE a chauffeurs license when I 1st started T/T. The boss took me for a 5 minute ride, saw I knew what I was doing and said head 'er back to the yard. ( I thought I did something wrong) When we got back, he said when can you start, I said how about right now, and I was on my way that very afternoon. Looking back sure goes a lot faster than actually doing it. Times sure have changed.
    x#1 Thanks this.
  8. Ubu

    Ubu Road Train Member

    Aug 25, 2012
    Rumored to be somewhere
    Actually the link is to Special Training Requirements related to LCV’s which they define as…

    It does not apply to a standard CDL, only to operating double/triple trailers. It also does not apply to an existing license holder with a double/triple trailers” endorsement per part 380.111 (
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