Stevens Transport

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  1. FLCHEF

    FLCHEF Bobtail Member

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    Hello all,
    I live in Fort Myers, FL and am looking at getting out of the restaurant business. At 51 years old trucking seems like a perfect fit for me and have been looking into trucking schools. I've researched and have found Stevens Transport to be a possibility due to having a sponsored school close to home in Tampa. Does anyone have any experience with them? Thanks in advance for your replies.
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  3. Chinatown

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    Trucking is a great career. How much money do you need annually at the minimum?
    Tampa Truck Driving School (TTDS) is a good school and does train for Stevens Transport. Many other companies also hire from there.
    Pretty sure CTL Transportation hires from that school also. Good money to be made pulling tankers; usually much more annually than other types of trucking.
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  4. Chinatown

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    CTL Transportation, LLC - Headquarters in Auburndale, Floirda

    Class A CDL Drivers Needed with Hazmat, Tanker & TWIC (Reimbursement provided for Hazmat and TWIC)

    CTL Transportation delivers the flexibility, pay and benefits you need to make your job a balanced, satisfying part of your life! This position is for an industry leading shipper with System routes (10-14 days out) available!

    As A System Driver In Our Fleet You Will Enjoy:
    • ✰✰✰Limited Time $1,500 Sign On Bonus!✰✰✰
    • Recent Graduate Enjoy $1100-$1200+ Weekly Average! Paid Weekly!
    • Leading Starting Wage! Start at 55 CPM!
    • Scheduled Raises! 6-12Months – 60 CPM, 12+Months – 62 CPM
    • Retention Pay Increases! ✰✰✰ Earn up to 65 CPM ✰✰✰
    • $19/hour for ALL hourly pay!
    • Tuition Reimbursement up to $6,000! Paid in 25 Months
     
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  5. Buckeye 60

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    check out Stevens a little better on here most of the guys that I have talked to were happier leaving than when they got there .....from what I have seen they give there new drivers an iq test and if you pass they don't hire you .
     
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  6. FLCHEF

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    Thank you for the info! Annual minimum for me will be around $55k to break even on my current lifestyle. I will be paying for my own schooling but reimbursement would obviously be a plus. Trucking from a home base out of state would probably mean selling my house so a company based out of Florida will be a plus! I will definitely look into CTL. Changing careers at my age is a decision I'm not taking lightly.
     
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  7. FLCHEF

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    Thanks, after reading multiple reviews I have found that maybe Stevens wouldn't be 1st choice quite yet.
     
  8. Chinatown

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    Doesn't matter where the company is headquartered as long as you're in the hiring area for that company. Example, you can work for a company headquartered in California and still live in Florida as long as the company hires Florida drivers. You'll still be under Florida's tax laws which means you still won't have to pay state income taxes, no matter where the company is headquartered.
    Contact CTL Transportation and ask if they hire Ft. Meyers drivers. If they do, that's a good choice for you. You'll make probably $60K + right out of school and they will reimburse your cdl school tuition.
     
  9. FLCHEF

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    I definitely will. Thank you for the info. Greatly appreciated!
     
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    Here's an example of hiring areas; Some companies hire in Florida, but not below I-4. The further south you are in Florida, the fewer choices you have.
    Some companies only hire teams that live below I-4. Some teams the money is pretty good, but not everyone wants to run teams & I'm one of them.
    I don't think CTL Transportation uses teams, so you may be in luck there, if they hire Ft. Meyers drivers.
     
  11. FLCHEF

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    Looking at CTL's hiring area on their website looks like I'm right on the border of their Tampa operating area. I will be contacting them soon. Teams are definitely not for me. After spending most of my life in the hospitality business I am really in need of a new career that involves a lot of alone time. Time to work on making myself happy instead of everyone else. I mean that in the most unselfish way.
     
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