Free Training for your CDL

Apr 10, 2007 Full story: 223
Free Training: Here is what really happens: Companies need drivers because there is so much demand for freight in the American economy. The more drivers a company has, the more freight they move. Some companies that need a lot of drivers have decided to start training drivers to meet this need. To get a lot of people to go into the training, some companies claim that the training is free. They tell you it will cost you little or no money. But then they tell you to sign an agreement with a lot of fine print (sometimes you won't see this agreement until after you have quit your job or have traveled to the training location -- so your stuck!). The agreement usually has two important catches: (1) that you have to work for the company for some period after training and (2) that if you leave early you owe the company for the costs of training. These agreements can require one or two years of work with the company before you can take another job. That is a huge part of your life to in debt to one company. Many times the company will also try to make you pay for the training by either taking back part of your pay every week or by providing a reduced pay scale until you have paid them back for training. Either way, it's not free. Full Story
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Ezequiel Tejeda

Corona, NY

#1 Apr 21, 2007
Do you offer free CDL training and job placement
qjanderson

Asheville, NC

#2 Jun 21, 2007
Is there any free training for a CDL. I already have the permit.
raleigh

Pikeville, KY

#3 Aug 7, 2007
is there any free CDL Pemits

“Trucking Is Not A Job-Its Life”

Since: Jun 07

Richmond / Colonial Heights,VA

#4 Aug 7, 2007
There is no such thing as free training...if they tell you its free, they are feeding you a bucket full of shit. there will be one or more of the following attached to the "free deal". if you fail the class you will pay for it. they may tell you, the company that hired you paid the training. the catch to that is ,you be under contract to them at least 18 months and will be making next to nothing. if you do get hired by the company and you get fired before your contract is up you will pay for the school. the only thing free is a persons gulability.
Joy West

Nampa, ID

#5 Aug 12, 2007
Alright It's sounds to me that nothings for free and we all no if it sounds to good to be true it is.
So here I'am wanting to get my CDL. No rich people in my life so a compamy who will train me, is my only way.
Now out of all the Trucking Companys, who is best for training and treating there drivers good?
Come on trucker's give me a name"

“Trucking Is Not A Job-Its Life”

Since: Jun 07

Richmond / Colonial Heights,VA

#6 Aug 12, 2007
Well two companies to stay away from are Swift and Schneider...both have bad reputations at screwing school drivers......I think your best shot would be Werner (reputation is not as bad as the other two). I have never heard anything bad about FFE Transportation Services.
mike

Davisburg, MI

#7 Aug 15, 2007
what about england trucking?
anyone have any input on them.
i was thinking about them.
thanks.

“Trucking Is Not A Job-Its Life”

Since: Jun 07

Richmond / Colonial Heights,VA

#8 Aug 15, 2007
I have never heard anything bad about CR England but as with anything read the contract real good..pay attn. to what you will be paid class room time and starting road time..some companies the first three weeks of driving with a trainer you will only make 350.00 or 400.00 a week pretax. and also see what you get covered for exspenses such as hotel costs, meals while your in the classroom training alot of companies will not cover those costs.
mike wrote:
what about england trucking?
anyone have any input on them.
i was thinking about them.
thanks.
stanastley

United States

#9 Aug 25, 2007
Do you offer free CDL training and job placement please ?
Furness Wooods

Selma, AL

#10 Aug 28, 2007
How can I get free CDL training in Alabama?
Furness Wooods

Selma, AL

#11 Aug 28, 2007
Well, do you know and good company willing to hire me, because I have a misdermeanor charge on me for Recieving Stolen Property 3rd degree, I've applied to Pam Trasport, Schenider, Lisa Motors Lines, FFE transportion, Rohel and several others companies.
Furness Wooods

Selma, AL

#12 Aug 28, 2007
Who is a great company who offer training
Furness Wooods

Selma, AL

#13 Aug 28, 2007
Who is hiring inexperienced drivers with no CDL?
Freightliner Pilot

Oklahoma City, OK

#14 Aug 28, 2007
You know, I went down to the DMV and picked up a CMV drivers manual and studied it on my own. I took my written test and passed it which gave me a permit. I called a few places to see about on job training. I hooked up with a concrete company obtained my class B CDL and drove for 2 years. Later I rented a tractor trailer for 250 dollars and took my drive test and obtained my class A CDL. I now drive a very nice tractor trailer while making decent money. 5,000 dollars for CDL Training is highway robbery. The point is I have my CDL and I paid 250 dollars to rent the truck. Thats it! You might look into something like that.
Sue

San Antonio, TX

#15 Aug 28, 2007
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“Trucking Is Not A Job-Its Life”

Since: Jun 07

Richmond / Colonial Heights,VA

#16 Aug 28, 2007
Doing it that may have worked for you but most all major companies won't hire new drivers without "school training". I guess a company would rather see a certificate, then hire a driver that actually has skill. true thing is a certifiate doesn't make you a truck driver, only a steering wheel holder.
Freightliner Pilot wrote:
You know, I went down to the DMV and picked up a CMV drivers manual and studied it on my own. I took my written test and passed it which gave me a permit. I called a few places to see about on job training. I hooked up with a concrete company obtained my class B CDL and drove for 2 years. Later I rented a tractor trailer for 250 dollars and took my drive test and obtained my class A CDL. I now drive a very nice tractor trailer while making decent money. 5,000 dollars for CDL Training is highway robbery. The point is I have my CDL and I paid 250 dollars to rent the truck. Thats it! You might look into something like that.

“Trucking Is Not A Job-Its Life”

Since: Jun 07

Richmond / Colonial Heights,VA

#17 Aug 28, 2007
there is no such thing as free CDL training. anyone tells you its free, they are full of shit. the scam, yes scam, works through a couple diffrent ways.
the most common way is, the company will pay for the training and you sign a 18 or 24 month contract working at reduced mileage pay. also be prepared to work for weekly pay of 300.00 or 350.00 a week for 4 to 8 weeks while you run with a driver trainer. and here is where a company gets you, if you quit or get fired before the contract ends, you will be held liable to pay back the money the company paid to the school. the only thing free is the gulability of people that think anything like that is free.
Furness Wooods wrote:
How can I get free CDL training in Alabama?

“Trucking Is Not A Job-Its Life”

Since: Jun 07

Richmond / Colonial Heights,VA

#18 Aug 28, 2007
Good luck finding a driving job with that on your record. I mean there are small local companies that may give you a shot. but as for any of the major carriers it would be a hard sell. the insurance companies have a huge say on who a company can hire. with that on your record, it will send a red flag with the insurance company.
Furness Wooods wrote:
Well, do you know and good company willing to hire me, because I have a misdermeanor charge on me for Recieving Stolen Property 3rd degree, I've applied to Pam Trasport, Schenider, Lisa Motors Lines, FFE transportion, Rohel and several others companies.
BHouse

United States

#19 Sep 11, 2007
I am happy I came across this site today...!!! I am suppose to start my CDL training in a week with TDI Channahon, IL. They place graduates with Werner... The recruiter has asked me to fill loan papers for the cost of the training... My first impression was of suspicious. I know nothing is free, but still I find this suspect. Am I wrong...?
BHouse

United States

#20 Sep 11, 2007
Long Haul Driver wrote:
Good luck finding a driving job with that on your record. I mean there are small local companies that may give you a shot. but as for any of the major carriers it would be a hard sell. the insurance companies have a huge say on who a company can hire. with that on your record, it will send a red flag with the insurance company.
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Depends on how long ago this happened... If its recent, I would say "Yeah you are out of luck..." But if its like 5yrs old you should be in good shape. Depends on the company also...

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