Just have a permit

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  1. carbon627

    carbon627 Bobtail Member

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    Just have my permit .is it possible to drive team while getting my license? And how would i find them?

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  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Very unlikely. You really need to go to an accredited School and get a 160 hour certificate. It would be impossible for anyone to insure you. There is a lot more to this job than passing a couple of tests that any competent 5 the grader could easily pass.
     
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  4. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    In my personal opinion, wish that was still doable like in the old days…….learning from an old schooler first hand(101 style). But these days….. individuals that just graduated from getting there CDL(from school) go back in the classroom teaching how trucking works “WITHOUT” ever being on the road first hand. Go figure….
    Unfortunately your out of luck….. if I’m not mistaken, you need to have so many hours thru a class or school earn your CDL…… I’m old school, been doing my trucking thing since 1979. I did my thing 101 style. Those days are long gone. Count your blessings if you get hooked up with a veteran driver and teaches you the respectfully way of trucking(old school), again, those days are long gone. And BTW…. If you ever hear about the “Smith System”, it’s all lies……..was never like that back in the days….listen to the old schoolers, not the newbies straight from schooling. And all the countertop TruckStop you’ll over hear that I did this and I do that(in other words B.S.), (drama)….. enjoy the entertainment. Bottom line, it all common sense in this industry. Either you have it or you don’t. My best in your journey.
     
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  5. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    Sadly not anymore. Unless you have a good friend who is willing to let you putter around with their own personal rig at home to get the minimum hours for a full CDL its pretty unlikely. Lot of insurance wont touch you with a 10 foot pole unless you hire on to a self insured place like swift. Or unless you have a slip of paper from a school.
     
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    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    maybe @Chinatown can help.
    look at ups. think they have a dock to truck job.
     
  7. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Well you can’t but you can haul as a permit holder with a cdl holder in the passenger seat.
     
  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Where is your location? Some companies have 'dock to driver' program or why not just go to a trucking company school at no cost to you?
     
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  9. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    ^^^^this^^^^
     
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  10. Chinatown

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    Wilson Logistics runs teams with one a permit holder. Perfectly legal. This is part of their cdl school training.
    School is in two places, Missoula, Montana and Springfield, Missouri.
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  11. crzyjarmans

    crzyjarmans Road Train Member

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    First, yes you can drive with another licensed driver, not as a team, but you can drive, second part, I’d don’t know anyone that would hirer you like this, maybe an O/O?
     
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