Trucking co with good trainers

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Chrontar, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Chrontar

    Chrontar Bobtail Member

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    So I’m probably going to be looking toward getting my class A toward spring time and I’m wondering about companies that do sponsored cdl school. I know most of the big name carriers do it, but a lot of the times they put you with a “trainer” that has only been driving a few months themselves. This just seems like the blind leading the blind. I’d like to get with a company that has some higher standards for their trainers. Anyone have any suggestions for companies that have decent trainers?
     
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  3. As a suggestion

    Look to your local employment (unemployment department) has a retraining ability. If your not working right now.

    Look for a truck school that is in your town or. City. The local colleges usually have A truck driving training class.

    Most will come on here and either bash a company or praise it like its better than Sliced bread.

    Do you have an trucking companies in your area? Not any of the huge mega carriers See if they need help in the shop or washing the trucks. A lot of Times they may help you get your license. As well as learn the correct way to drive.
     
  4. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    If you can I highly recommend trying a tech school first. I don't recommend company paid training because 1 you are indentured for a year AND stuck with that carriers training program. Most of the better tech schools do have placement people that can and will help you find a good job. Unfortunately without making an (redacted) out of yourself there is not much of a way you can know what kind of trainer you will get until you are assigned. Keep your options open and don't be afraid to bolt if you sense something bad.
     
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    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Where is your location; city/state?
     
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    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    the theory behind an "in-experienced" trainer training a newbie is that both will put their heads together in all situations and still complete the basics, which are, driving, picking up and delivering etc. We used this phylosphy at truck school. The students working with other students to teach each other. The instructor over seeing them.
     
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    sidrambill Light Load Member

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    That's great in "theory" but wouldn't you need two "newbies" and one instructor in the truck?

    Trying to make sense of what you wrote.
     
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    6wheeler Road Train Member

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  9. Nothereoften

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    Find an owner operator looking for a codriver
     
  10. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    @MrEd the trainer’s trainer. Make absolutely sure you are worthy.
     
  11. Chrontar

    Chrontar Bobtail Member

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    Driveco has a school here with IvyTech, but it’s like 5k. Even if I paid for it and tried to get a local gig, a lot of the local stuff I’ve seen want experience. I don’t really want to go otr, ideally I’d like a line haul gig, but a company paying for the school is enticing.
     
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