Training Schools in TX...

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by Candigyrl76, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Texas_hwy_287

    Texas_hwy_287 Road Train Member

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    You gotany ideas where you want to work @haulit6272
     
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  3. haulit6272

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    I'm flexible. I've tried numerous zip codes in the site's search box, along with "I Need CDL Training" from the drop down list, (which greatly filters the search) just to see who pops up.

    Seattle, San Diego, Vegas, Denver, Albuquerque, Dallas, Nashville, Pensacola, Atlanta, Raleigh.

    Initially when I started searching, CRST came up for all, and TMC came up for two. Then as I progressed, Jim Palmer and Wil-Trans started popping up for cities they weren't in just minutes prior. So now, most of those cities will show CRST, Jim Palmer, and Wil-Trans.

    Maybe they decided just tonight that they needed to fill up a training class and clicked on whatever button they click on to start getting leads. Maybe one company owns the other, which would explain the coincidence. Maybe, maybe, maybe.

    Haven't formally applied to any of those. CRST wants team drivers only. TMC is flatbed only and wants strong guys under 40. Don't know anything about the others.

    I'm learning a little at a time, such as, a company's hiring area is one thing,...where they have 'yards' (terminals) is quite another. That also narrows it WAY down. Whatever I do, I'll live in the same city where I'm getting time off. I wish there were a quick and easy way to list all the yards/terminals for each of the companies that show up in the search results. It's too time consuming to find that out one by one before you bother to apply. Most won't even put it on their websites. All you know is that if they train newbies, the city you travel to is one of their terminals.

    The reason I say I'm flexible is because there's more I need to learn. For example, I don't understand why anyone would want to creep along over ice and snow when they could rack up so much more mileage running I-20.

    I'd also be interested in part-time, but I realize there's zero chance of that happening in year one, and such companies are probably few and far between anyway. I'm assuming there are no 'on call' drivers. That would be Uber at $8/hr once you decide to go 'available' on your iPhone.
     
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  4. Texas_hwy_287

    Texas_hwy_287 Road Train Member

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    Look up danny herman they run coast to coast. Millis transfer, jim palmer, roehl along with celadon. Fill out the application and give them a call.

    Also give LTL companies a look, for instance Old Dominion or Estes you can make great money and be home daily.
     
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  5. Chinatown

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    Some companies have flex schedules with lots of time off & here's 2 of them:
    DOT Transportation - www.drivefordot.com - must attend private cdl school and DOT will reimburse the tuition back to you.
    Schneider Transportation - www.schneiderjobs.com - will pay for cdl school or reimburse tuition back to you.
     
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  6. Chinatown

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    Nashville, TN - R.E. West has free cdl school and no contract to sign. Choice of flatbed or dry van.
    R. E. West Transportation - Official Site
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  7. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

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    You should really read up on all the available grants and programs available to people who want to "go to school" to learn a new trade.

    Btw, I went to Lone Star Community College Transportation Institute in Houston. It was far and away better than ANY training you will recieve by a trucking co who teaches you just enough to drive down the road and hold that steering wheel.
     
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  8. haulit6272

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    Are they they only community college trucking school in the entire state? Dallas County doesn't have one? Tarrant County? Travis County? San Antonio?
     
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