Paid CDL training (Prime, Yellow, Maverick, Roehl etc)?

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by chiquita07, Jul 10, 2021.

  1. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Private schools don't give the student "better job opportunities", they give "more job opportunities" to choose from and some are better than others.
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  3. chiquita07

    chiquita07 Bobtail Member

    Jul 7, 2021
    Now that you explained that makes a #### ton of sense. The purpose of company CDL program and independent CDL schools are different. Companies want to make sure that you are able to operate their trucks for them. CDL schools are here for a profit.
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  4. ST214

    ST214 Bobtail Member

    Jul 11, 2021
    CFI will also pay for everything except your DMV fees. It does require a one year contract.
  5. Muskie

    Muskie Medium Load Member

    Feb 27, 2019
    Remember, your first year, clean, is a ticket to much higher paying second year and so on. Never rush, you have nothing to prove other than keeping a spotless record for year 2 application. Start applying at month 10/11 if under contract.
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  6. BlueThunderr

    BlueThunderr Medium Load Member

    Sep 11, 2012
    I'd say don't overthink it...You are going to get in with these companies and then leave..They are starter companies....Personally I'd probably consider which pays the highest, which treats the drivers the best, which has the best trucks, and who has the most terminals.
  7. Six9GS

    Six9GS Heavy Load Member

    Dec 3, 2012
    Yuma, AZ
    I went with Swift and the Swift Academy. Worked out just fine for me. Academy was 3 weeks. First week is about classroom stuff to get your permit (I had mine before I got there but still had to sit through it). Also during first week medical stuff for CDL physical and drug test. Second week was on maneuvers at their practice facility. Third week you also started driving on local roads along with maneuvers. At the end of 3 weeks, take the test. Once you have a CDL, you go out with a mentor and that's when you start actually learning how to do all this stuff and not just 'drive' a CMV.
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