Roadmaster Phoenix too many students, greedy?

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  1. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Thanks for the update.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    I went to that school when it was in Murfreesboro. $750.00 for a 10 day cdl school. GI Bill wouldn't pay for it because it was too short. Well, it worked and was my start on a good career. No complaints about that.
     
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  4. tscottme

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    Yeah, I remembered you went there also. My dad & brother used the school, dad was grandfathered when CDL started and brother did it a year before I went. Remember the Teledyne shop and all of the gravel dust? Good time.

    I live just a couple of miles away from that old school location.
     
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  5. Chinatown

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    I remember a dairy company across the street. The instructors told us, "Don't go over there and ask for a trucking job; they won't hire you with no experience."
     
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  6. Jaguar115

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    Me too, and I thought that was to much!
     
  7. SmoothBore

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    If you go to any of the south Phoenix alleyway vendors you can get your CDL for $50. Same goes for Glendale.
     
  8. TexasRiverRat

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    I went to ATDS about a year ago, and it cost me just a little less than $6k for a 210 hour course.

    I almost financed it because I didn't really feel like writing that big of a check all at once, but when I saw their terms I paid in full.

    A classmate of mine didn't have that option, and went ahead with the loan to a tune of almost $14k once it was all said and done. Seems like predatory lending to me, but no one twisted his arm. He is still driving for a living though, and he's actually doing well last time I talked to him.
     
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  9. snowmantrucking101

    snowmantrucking101 Heavy Load Member

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    11k? That is insane! Herd em in & out like cattle...
     
  10. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    OP said it was $7k for school & $4k for "finance fee", whatever that is.
     
  11. MaximumOverdrive21

    MaximumOverdrive21 Bobtail Member

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    Well does it matter if it’s a financing charge?
    11k is 11k regardless on how its broken up. 4k finance charge or not. It’s a 7500 dollar course and they throw in a 4k financing charge.

    unless that 4k is refunded at the end of the course then it actually costs 11k unless maybe you pay cash up front with no financing.

    My guess is most if not all are paying cash so…. It’s 11k lol
     
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