School only does 20 hours

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  1. SandyEggo518

    SandyEggo518 Bobtail Member

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    I found a school that only does 20 hours of training. However, it's all individual training, no groups. They don't do job placement either. Are there companies that will hire someone who only has 20 hours of training?

    I would imagine they would have been shut down by now if they were a complete scam but it seems odd that the other schools are usually 150+ hours and they're only 20. They said it's because they only do hands-on training, no classrooms.
     
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  3. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Wouldn't do it.
    Most companies have a minimum requirement.
    Furthermore, you're not going to learn anything in 20 hours.
     
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  4. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Twenty hours? They're teaching people how to pass the tests and nothing more.
     
  5. Chinatown

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    Western Express will hire from that school.
    Orientation is held weekly, Sunday through Thursday, at three locations:
    Nashville, TN (WENA)
    7135 Centennial Place
    Nashville, Tn. 37209
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    Bethlehem, PA (WEBEPA)
    2925 Schoenersville Rd.
    Bethlehem, Pa. 18017
    ~
    Bloomington, CA (WEFO)
    18244 Valley Blvd.
    Bloomington, CA 02316
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    Which state are you in and nearest town/city?
     
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  6. AModelCat

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    You'd probably learn more in 20 hours with 1 on 1 instruction than doing 160 hours where 1 instructor is responsible for 6 students.
     
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  7. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Sure, Cat. Sure.
     
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  8. SandyEggo518

    SandyEggo518 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks. Im in San Diego

    Yeah, they seem like a legit school, I like the idea of one on one training. Apparently they've been in business for 17 years. I think im going to call back during business hours, they've got to have some kind of job placement if they've been in business that long
     
  9. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    It ain't hard to drive. I picked it up pretty quickly.
     
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  10. GreenPete359

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    For most megas to accept the school they have to be accredited.
     
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  11. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Dude, I couldn't teach you how to back up in 20 hours, let alone all the other stuff that goes into it.
    Remember, the goal is to be a good, safe driver. Not getting a CDL.
     
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