Recommendation for company cdl training

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by PjDad, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. PjDad

    PjDad Bobtail Member

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    Need advice on good company to get my cdl through as I can’t get assistance for the schools around here. I live in ohio minutes from Kentucky and West Virginia. Would like a company I can be home every weekend or every two weeks. Have been thinking about tmc,maverick. Would like to do flatbed or tanker. Can pass hair follicle test and already have my CLP and medical card.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Thomas E. Keller Trucking in Defiance, Ohio has a good reputation.
    Pays for cdl school at TrainCo in Perrysburg, Ohio.
    They use Conestoga trailers and also dry van and refrigerated.
    Here's a conestoga trailer:
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    Other that this, Maverick or TMC or McElroy has what you want.
    Here's a McElroy truck:
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    McElroy Truck Lines is flatbed and has weekend home policy.
    • Train at the school we choose
    • Tuition paid by McElroy
    • You agree to work For McElroy for one to two years depending on location
    • Lodging and travel paid by McElroy
    How We Train | McElroy Truck Lines Inc.
    How We Train | McElroy Truck Lines Inc.
    7 Week Driver Training Schedule. Week 1: Orientation Week 2: On-the-yard training at McElroy Work with safety managers. Learn skills like load securement, backing & DOT regulations.
     
  6. PjDad

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    Thank you for the reply. I will look into Thomas E. Keller. I originally tried to go with McElroy but said they don’t hire south of Hamilton Oh.

    Do you have any an recommendations on dry van companies?
     
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    Chinatown beat me to it. Millis has great training and is right there in Hamilton/Trenton, OH. Only dry van but great pay while out with your trainer.
     
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  9. Southern Dad

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    I'm a noobie, consider that when weighing what I post. I'm in school at Millis in Cartersville, Georgia. Before deciding to come here, I read all the reviews that I could find and I watched every YouTube channel that I could find on several companies. I have not found anything negative about Millis Transfer.

    Integrity is important. My recruiter, Peggi, wasn't just trying to fill a seat. She answered every question that I had honestly. If she didn't know, she told me that she didn't know but would find out, and did. Nothing she told me has turned out to be untrue.

    This isn't my channel. It's a YouTuber/Truck Driver who makes calls to trucking companies to get their answers on questions that often, we, as potential drivers do not know to ask.

     
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    Could you have been referring to another company here? The recruiter I spoke with at Thomas Keller said they don't do flatbed, and had no idea what a conestoga was. Seems like a good deal, though. Thanks for the info.
     
  11. Solo Driver

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    Go visit your local employment commission office (career center or whatever they call it there) and ask them if they have any type of workforce program that can help you with truck driving school to get your CDL.

    Also, call a few carriers you are interested in and ask them what schools they work with or what schools that they would suggest. Keep in mind most large companies offer full tuition reimbursement (usually over time on a monthly basis so long as you keep driving) which will make the loan payments to any school.
     
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