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Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Jackh, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Jackh

    Jackh Bobtail Member

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    Hey guys. I have a job opportunity that requires a cdl to be hired but once on I will not be driving.I have my cdl A permit. I live south of Athens ga and I was trying to get some driving lessons enough to pass the road test, any ideas. I don't have the vacation time to take off more than two weeks. I need them by 2nd week in June. Any help or info would be appreciated.
     
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  3. deskdriver

    deskdriver Light Load Member

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    If you will not be driving then why the CDL requirement ?
     
  4. Jackh

    Jackh Bobtail Member

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    It's a union job and you have to have cdl to get on the list.
     
  5. maffy95

    maffy95 Light Load Member

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    See if your job will let you take unpaid leave, if the job you are applying to is really good then just take the loss and move on. You will need time to train, if you train enough you should pass. Good luck...
     
  6. Jackh

    Jackh Bobtail Member

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    Thanks. It might come to that. If anyone else has any suggestions I would appreciate them as well.
     
  7. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    It's kind of difficult to find someone unless you personally know them. Truckers make their money hauling freight plus insurance limitations to train someone on the side. For someone to train you they would probably need $60 an hour just to break even on expenses. So asking around is kind of a lost cause because no stranger will give up big bucks for little bucks.

    At a bare minimum you could find someone with lets say a Ford F650 pulling a >10,000 lb GVWR trailer would put you over the >26,000 lbs GCWR to get your class A. You really wouldn't have to train in that if you have backing experience. A dump truck and lowboy would work too.

    Other than that you would have to go through one of these 3 week schools out there. There's a few that have night classes.

    There are some places like this in GA but I don't know anything about them.

    http://gacdltruckrental.com/
     
  8. Jackh

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