State CDL Training

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by darklyth, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. darklyth

    darklyth Bobtail Member

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    Just thought I'd post this, since I've seen so many people out here that are going through truck training and signing a contract with training companies, then finding out how badly they're treated during a contract.
    I got my CDL years ago, but the state of Oklahoma paid for it through their Workforce program. I think they call it something else now. If you are thinking of getting your CDL, instead of contacting Werner or one of the others, call your local employment office. Mine had me take a test, show proof that my income was relatively low at the time, and suggested I be an accountant or something, but when I asked for CDL training they got me into a school and paid for all of it.
    I have a niece that recently signed with c r England and she ended up quitting because she could not deal with her co-driver, and England wouldn't do anything about it. Now she's on the hook for the contract, and I'm wishing she would have talked to me first.
     
    tscottme Thanks this.
  2. darklyth

    darklyth Bobtail Member

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    Incidentally, I got my CDL in 2012. I signed on with Werner and did my six months there, then went to Crete for a couple years. After that, I went owner op and haven't looked back since. In case you're wondering why you would want to look into the employment office paying for your training, I did not need to stay with Werner or anyone else for a couple years. I just got enough experience to go with a good company, I never signed a contract I couldn't walk away from.
     
  3. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    You resaerched and got great results. So many newbies post "I just signed a contract with ABC, are they a good company?"
     
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