Help with cdl company

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  1. Sisk2012

    Sisk2012 Bobtail Member

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    Hello
    I was interested in getting my cdl and I don' mind going through a company cause they usully pay you while you train but my question is once I get trained and I'm on my own do i have to go Over the road or is their another plan I can pick?
     
  2. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    I went OTR with the intention of just getting the “experience” employers want. Some people don’t do that. They find a local job. I personally find it deeply satisfying and I stuck with OTR.
     
  3. Sisk2012

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    Ok I see and will I still have a choice even if I go through a trucking company?
     
  4. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    No if you do a company paid CDL school you will be doing OTR for a year or more as part of the contract. That mileage pay will also be less than normal until you are done with contact. It’s a commitment. But for some it’s worth it. I paid out of my own pocket for a private CDL school and then I was free to choose my own company and not owe anyone. Mine was over $5k for a 4 week school.
     
  5. Chinatown

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    Where is your location?
    Ask questions on the "Questions From New Drivers Thread" and more people will respond.
     
  6. Chinatown

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    Schneider sometimes pays for cdl school and has local jobs, home every day. Talk to a recruiter about this. Some are box trucks or straight truck jobs. Some don't even require a cdl because the trucks are so lightweight. Schneider also has dedicated tractor-trailer jobs where you're home every day or almost every day.
    Google : Schneider box truck jobs.
    Call a Schneider recruiter to apply for schooling and a job. They pay for some private schools and also have their own school in Gary,Indiana.


    This picture is a JB Hunt box truck, but Schneider has the same and various sizes.
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    These Schneider day cab trucks are home every day.
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  7. Sisk2012

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    Thanks man I appreciate it!!!!
     
    Chinatown Thanks this.
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    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Where is your location? Some food service companies will train you for free, plus you're getting a paycheck at the same time working and driving with an experienced driver.
     
  9. Sisk2012

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    Louisiana close to sheveport
     
  10. Chinatown

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    Sygma Network sometimes hires driver trainees that only have a cdl permit.
    Reinhart Foodservice
    McLane Foodservice
    All 3 of these companies will hire driver trainees that have only a CDL Permit.

    Google : WIOA Program Louisiana
    This program will pay for cdl school.
     
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