CDL A training schools in FWB?

CDL A training schools in FWB?

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Mary Esther, FL

#1 Dec 17, 2011
Are there any local schools who do CDL class A training? I really don't want to travel to St. Louis in the middle of winter.

United States

#2 Dec 20, 2011
Please choose another career. I have been a otr driver for well over 21 years and it has changed for the worse. New DOT rules will ruin your CDL. Look into another career choice. Besides, you say you do not want to drive just to St. Louis in the winter? Most otr companies these days do forced dispatch and sooner or later, winter driving will be done.

Mary Esther, FL

#3 Dec 21, 2011
I have thought about this long and hard, and this is the career I want to get into. I never said I didn't want to drive to St. Louis in winter, I don't want to fly there. Besides, the school that is in STL is not a good school, and I'm looking for something local that will hire me here (also I don't want to have to transfer my CDL from another state to my home state). I appreciate your advice, but this is something I want to do.

United States

#4 Dec 21, 2011
If you get into driving, try to get on with a heavy haul/oversize company, the pay is much better, stay with your first company at least one year to be able to open up new doors for yourself. Heavy haul starts at over $1500 per week and no night driving. Also, try to get the most endorcements you can on your cdl. Its a hard job to do with very low pay and few options for new drivers, but in time you will have better choices. Good luck to you! If you get a chance, checkout Kaiser Transport! Great company, takes care of their drivers. Merry Christmas, good luck!

Mary Esther, FL

#5 Dec 21, 2011
I will definately look into them, thank you! Merry Christmas to you, too!

Crestview, FL

#6 Nov 7, 2016
Im looking for local schools as well. The closest one i have found is in milton. Called spotloght.

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