Schools & CDL Permit

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by James228, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. James228

    James228 Bobtail Member

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    Wow, thanks Lunatic Fringe & Chinatown. I'm doing nightshift now & it sucks, hate nights. Which makes me wonder, when I say "...see this country..." I loved driving during the daylight hours to actually see the landscape, etc. I did often start before the sun rose & ended after sun set however drove mainly daytime. Loved the views. I've decided to get my CDL permit here in NYS first. Maybe that would offer better options.
    Chinatown, I was under the impression refrigerated was mainly driving during nights. Thoughts?
    Honestly, I hate nights, sleeping during daylight sucks bigtime (for me). No matter how much I've tried, never been able to get decent sleep during daylight hours, never feeling well rested.
    Somewhere on the forum I read about CDL regulations changing about Feb 22, so I'd like to beat that time line. Testing makes me nervous.
    Curious, would it be presumptuous to "share" my desires with any school/carriers I apply to? You know, "I seek to roll during the day non-stop all over the country and check out my house once every 3/4 months". I've rolled alongside countless semi's on the road during the daytime (Stevens, KLLM, CFI) so I figured yeah, they must be roll during daytime sleep at night runs/companies. Am I deluded? Can you get the drift I hate nights?:)
    Well, night lunch is almost over, gotta run. Again, thanks folks.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Probably better off going with dry van because refrigerated does have some weird delivery times.
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Roehl Transport dry van National Fleet.
    My neighbor went through the school recently and said you're paid $618.00 a week during cdl school.
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    DL Training (Paid) & Truck Driving Schools | Roehl.Jobs
    Sep 08, 2021 · Truck driving schools require to you pay for your CDL license, and don’t guarantee job placement. At Roehl – acceptance into the Roehl Get YOUR CDL™ training program means you’re hired! Roehl Transport started in 1962 with just one truck.
     
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  5. Lunatic Fringe

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    OTR is not an 8-5 job. While it's possible to do most of your driving in the daylight a number of factors beyond your control will affect your driving schedule. A few things you may not have considered:

    1. You will need to park the truck after your shift. Most truck stop parking fills up before dark. In some areas they're full hours earlier. You may get lucky and find a spot in a mom & pop truckstop, but more than likely you will ROAM THE EARTH looking for a safe, legal space to park the truck more than once. This will condition you to shut down while the parking is still plentiful. If you shut down at 4 pm your break is over at 2 am. Your dispatcher isn't going to want you sleeping until 7. He'll expect you to be rolling at 2.

    2. The rolling clock. Your day will include 11 hours of driving, a 30 minute break and a 10 hour break. Not quite 24 hours. If you finish the driving and breaks in 22 hours that means each subsequent day will start 2 hours earlier.

    3. Just when you get used to #1 and #2, something happens that drags out your day for 10 hours or more. Whether it's the Wyoming DOT closing I80 while you're on I80, a difficult shipper/receiver, a breakdown or an accident something will happen at least once a month that throws your schedule off and you'll have to live with it until your 34 hour reset.
     
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Much driving time depends on the appointment times.
    Some days maybe 11 hours and some days 6 hours or less.
    My dispatcher called me about shutting down early and told me to keep driving.
    I explained to him that if I keep driving, I'll arrive at the customer about 14 or 16 hours early and have to sit in a dirt parking lot with no facilities at all until my appointment time, because the customer won't take a truck early, not even 10 minutes early. I refused to drive the truck because I know what I was doing with my trip planning.
    I was under a load from Nashville, TN to Queens Creek, AZ
     
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    Jenn72 Medium Load Member

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    If you want any information about FFE let me know.

    When I worked linehaul (OTR) my husband and I would stay out for 12 weeks at a time, then take a week off to see the grandkids.
     
  8. Chinatown

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    If you go with Wilson Logistics, ask for the school in Missoula, Montana because it's for dry van.
    The one in Springfield, Missouri is refrigerated pulling Prime trailers.
     
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    1. CDL Training (Paid) & Truck Driving Schools | Roehl.Jobs
      Nov 15, 2021 · Truck driving schools require to you pay for your CDL license, and don’t guarantee job placement. At Roehl – acceptance into the Roehl Get YOUR CDL™ training program means you’re hired! Roehl Transport started in 1962 with just one truck.
    Roehl has major terminal locations and many other drop yards and offices across the country - we're one of the leading transportation and trucking companies in the United States.
    Roehl has a National Dry Van fleet.
     
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  10. Chinatown

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    If you can manage a private cdl school; Leonard's Express will reimburse the tuition back to you, up to $10,000.00
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    Runs 48 states.
    Recent CDL A Graduates have a home a Leonard’s Express!
    Leonard’s offers a tuition reimbursement program up to 10K!
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