- February 8, 2018 at 10:29 pm #17478
Hello guys, i been trying to decide which company to go to get sponsored school and cdl,
Been doing a lot of research, and seems that the more i look the more confusing it gets.
I live in fort worth tx, and there is a company right here that seems too good to be true, Raider Express, have school and help you get your cdl and no contract.
Is that possible?
Cant find the catch.
Can you help me with some research the way you guys do?
Thanks.February 12, 2018 at 10:00 pm #17493
I’m not familiar with that company. No trucking company is going to give you free CDL school and charge you nothing if you quit the day after you get your license. You will either work for them a contract period and/or pay for school.
Focus on a company that seems like a good place to work. Then explore how to get the CDL. Some of the companies giving “free” CDL school aren’t good places to work. But if you don’t fulfill your contract you owe them for the school & some require you to agree not to work for any other trucking company until you pay for their school.
Evety CDL school will find a lendet for students. About 1/2 trucking companies pay Tuition Reimbursement for new drivers. Most states have grants for unemployed going to CDL school.
Say CDL school costs $5-8,000. If trucking doesn’t pay $5-8,000 more than what you are doing, don’t drive a truck. The first thing is take the personality profile and see if youvare a hood match for trucking. It’s not for everybody. You have to be independent, problem-solver, comfortable being alone, etc.February 18, 2018 at 1:58 pm #17504
the research is a but overwhelming because you may not be deciding whats important about driving a truck versus what your lifesyle, needs, income, etc are
what Scott Hanson says is a great response, and there are alot of moving parts to your decision, and now TONS of good companies who pay for a CDL and provide decent starting pay
i offer a coaching call to assist, since you are feeling a bit overwhelmed
either way, good luck on your journey
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