Who Has Shortest term training

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by Crusty, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Crusty

    Crusty <b>Just Plain Crusty</b>

    May 29, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Old guy comming out of retirement. Drove for 22 years but have been 'out of the seat' for 12 years. Still have CDL with doubles and tanker. What trucking company has the shortest duration school and training? Obviously would like to ease the pain of being 'retrained'. Thanks.
  2. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

    Apr 18, 2010
    Watkins Sheppard throws students in the seat straight out of school without a trainer.

    With your prior experience, most companies won't keep you long with a trainer. Probably 2-3 weeks. I doubt they keep you the full duration unless the trainer see's you as $$$.
  3. walstib

    walstib Darkstar

    Watkins also has a terminal in Dalton, GA, not sure how far you are from them...With your experience I think it's 2-3 days of orientation, mainly company policy and procedures and a road test and away you go!...
  4. Crusty

    Crusty <b>Just Plain Crusty</b>

    May 29, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Condocruiser and Walstib. Thanks for your replies. Your information is great.This just may be the way to go. I live in Canton. Dalton is about an hour away. Another plus is that W.S. is a weekly visitor to Katlaw driving school in Smyrna. They are about 45 minutes away. Katlaw offers refresher course for 1200 clams. This is looking like it may actually be doable!
  5. Passin Thru

    Passin Thru Road Train Member

    Mar 8, 2007
    I was leased to the FB division at W-S and they were great to work for. No complaints except shortage of loads out of LA but that's LA. Well treated, any complaint was settled fairly and ran 3500 or more a month. They give OOs credit for well done jobs, and gave you goo loads if you delivered ontme. Would go back to them anytime.
  6. bandit58

    bandit58 Bobtail Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Seattle, Washington
    Gone for 12 years most companies will look at you as a new driver.
    Wish you luck though...us old guys need to stick together!!
    RickyBobby315 Thanks this.
  7. THBatMan8

    THBatMan8 Road Train Member

    Feb 13, 2011
    Wherever I park
    With as long as he's been out, he's going to need to take a refresher course before he goes back to OTR. The refresher probably won't be anything more than a little classroom time and a road test, but he's gonna need it.
  8. Crusty

    Crusty <b>Just Plain Crusty</b>

    May 29, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Passin thru,Bandit58 and ThBatman8, thank you all for your input. I think I'm going to go ahead and appy to WS. The worse they can do is say NO.
  9. DocG

    DocG Light Load Member

    Dec 14, 2010
  10. driverkc

    driverkc Light Load Member

    Sep 28, 2011
    Kansas City, KS
    I did mine at Roadmaster in 4wks
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