If you want to find CDL training, there are several ways to go about it. The most popular avenues include private CDL training schools, community colleges, or company-sponsored CDL training programs.
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Private CDL training schools are for-profit entities that train drivers for the road. Private school is typically the most expensive route, but may also be the quickest way to a Class A license. After training at a private school students have the freedom to work for any company of their choice. Training at these schools may be state regulated but that doesn’t mean it’s certified or accredited.
There are some community colleges that offer CDL training as a full-time curriculum. Training at community colleges is typically less expensive than at private schools. Some community colleges offer flexible programs with night and weekend classes. While you aren’t guaranteed a job after graduating, schools typically bring in trucking recruiters and offer job placement assistance.
If you can’t pay or get financing at a private trucking school or community college, company sponsored CDL training can be a great option. A company sponsors/pays for your training to get your CDL and guarantees you a job at the end of your training. In return, these programs require you to sign a contract requiring you to still with a particular company for one to two years after you complete your training.
Some sponsored programs require you to pay back your training expenses out of your paychecks. For the programs that are completely free of charge, you must fulfill your contract, or you will become responsible for paying back your training expenses.
Example of a job with company sponsored training.
C.R. England is hiring student drivers near Houston, TX. now.
C.R. England is hiring student drivers near Houston, TX. now. No experience? No problem. If you don’t currently have your CDL we will train you. Our company-sponsored truck driving school guarantees to meet every requirement and allow you to earn your CDL license in a timely manner.
Tuition has a cost of $5,995. Once you complete the program and are hired, you’ll make weekly payments of $38.75 ($155/monthly) for 48 weeks (36 weeks for qualified Veterans) through automatic payroll deduction that will be applied towards your tuition contract. These payments will start approximately 3 weeks after your hire date.
Upon completion of the 12-months, you will have only paid $1860 [$1395 for Veterans] of the $5995. The remaining balance will be paid by C.R. England per our Tuition Reimbursement Agreement and you will be cleared of any further financial obligation on your Tuition Agreement. We do want to mention that if you leave before the 12 months are over, (9 months for qualified Veterans) you’ll be responsible for the remainder of the loan along with the interest at the applicable rate.
^Yes, that is a real job.
When it comes to choosing a school, the decision comes down to money and personal preference. If you have the money to pay for your training expenses a private school may be a good option. If you don’t have the funds, company sponsored programs can be a great option.
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