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 info needed on CDL training schools??

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Joined: 2/4/2007
Location: Lawrencevile, GA
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info needed on CDL training schools??
Posted: Sun Feb 4, 2007 10:51:31 PM

We are trying to find out information on trucking schools in Georgia or SE?   Looking right now maybe into Millis Trucking Co, they offer their own training does anyone have experience or info on them?  My husband is wanting to get his CDL license, we can't do husband/wife team I am unable to work due to a head on car accident I had back in 2003 (i'm trying to get social security disability & my husband needs a better paying job to support us).  We are married and do not have (and won't) have any children.  

He has a perfectly clean  7yr MVR & background check, he likes to drive we have traveled around the US as a motorsports racing photographer for about 12-13yrs.  He has the ability to read maps & map out driving routes &  he has over 12 yrs driving for Dominos Pizza (until just before christmas he quit Dominos & now works for Papa John's).  

We are just looking for a GOOD SCHOOL!!  (that will give you proper CDL Training & "REAL"  behind the wheel driving hours while training (not just watching someone else drive).     We need financial assistance paying for school (tuition reimbursment?) anyone with suggestions for good schools/companies to train for or offers for training please post info I will be checking back for replies, thanks in advance for any information that we can get.


Evelyn C. (Lawrenceville,GA)

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Joined: 1/26/2007
Location: Old Town, ME
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RE:info needed on CDL training schools??
Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:59:58 PM


I went to the Swift driving school in Millington TN.  They put you up in a hotel gave youa 25.00 food card trans to and from.  The first week was school woork/testing etc the second was in the truck learning how to back etc then the third week was driving with a trainer.  It was ok and got me started.  I worked with them for 7 mo then found a local company to drive for. I found that this was the lowest cost way to go as my family and I did not have the funds for a driving school.  I think you need an 100.00 non refunded money order to start.  I then went with a driver traniner for 6 weeks and they try to find a person who lives close to your location to give you home time.  I hope this helped

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Joined: 3/2/2007
Location: willits, CA
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RE:info needed on CDL training schools??
Posted: Fri Mar 2, 2007 1:46:26 PM


Hi, I am doing the same thing in California, I truly suggest, finding funding any other place than a company school. Privite industry councel, employment services, just try everything , think outside the box, Indian affairs, if indian. Company schools own you and your body for a year or more, per contract and paycheck. I won't give them my money for nothing..... Good luck

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