Wannabe driver seeking advice.

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  1. MetroPlex

    MetroPlex Bobtail Member

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    Greetings!
    I recently obtained my Georgia CDL learners permit. I have no experience driving trucks.
    I was wondering if it is better for me to go to a CDL school and pay for this on my own or to go through one of the paid schools programs where I have to sign a contract to work 1 year for them in exchange? I don't really have any expectations for my first year as far as salary goes. If possible I would like to be able to go home each weekend so I can restock food supplies and get clean clothes...etc. I would prefer to be a solo driver as well. I was looking at Driver Solutions and Pam Transport. It is my understanding that if I leave the company before the contract is up I am responsible for paying the training costs associated with the school. What are the main topics I should be studying before I go to the CDL school so I am not lost. Pre-Trip inspection....etc. Any advice, pointers or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any assistance.
     
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  5. snowmantrucking101

    snowmantrucking101 Medium Load Member

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    Pam Transport is one of the last you want to mess with. Being a newbie wanting weekly hometime? You can about forget that. Contract? that crap can be avoided and should be. Swift, RE West, and a few others do CDL training w/no contract. Find one that pays you daily while in training for it. RE West is one of them. Chinatown on here is a great help with questions / companies.
     
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    You're in the hiring rage for this company if you want lots of home time.
    Must live within 50 miles of a terminal and you're 27 miles away.
    TCW hires new cdl school grads.
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    Family Owned Since 1948; Employee Owned Since 2022.
    Class A CDL/ Certificate
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    Home - Leonards
    Recent CDL A Graduates have a home at Leonard’s Express!
    Leonard’s offers a cdl school tuition reimbursement program up to 10K!
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    Home [cmitrucking.com]
    cmitrucking.com
    Atlanta, GA
    We offer a training program for newly licensed drivers.
    We haul primarily government vehicles. Mainly oversized/overweight on open trailers.
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  10. TexasKGB

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    Check out night linehaul LTL. Good mileage, plenty of windshield time, home most days. The money is better than OTR, too.
     
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    Oh wow. Millis Transfer looks great! I think I will check them out. Not far from me and they pay and train me. Thanks!!
     
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