How Does Contract CDL Training Differ from Attending a CDL School on Your Own?
Today there are different routes you can take to obtain CDL training and a license. These options have grown due to the increase in demand for drivers and the amount of positions that need to be filled. These numbers are in the 10’s of thousands.
Major trucking companies are now offering paid training to those interested in the career, but with a catch- there usually involves a contract between both the company and new driver to become employed with them for anywhere from one to three years.
There’s nothing wrong with this approach per se, however there have been many new drivers that don’t understand the contract terms fully and/or would like to move on to a better position, but then find out they cannot. This is because their employer who provided the training to them to get their license has made it contractual for the new driver to work for a set period of time in order to “pay the debt” of their CDL education. Now, some people are ok with this, but it has been an occurring trend that individuals prefer their freedom of choosing where they work and how they progress in their career as a professional truck driver.
The contract may be broken, but the new driver will then be liable to pay a debt and receive a bill from their once employer, who was also their school. Below are some of the differences discovered between contract and non-contract training from feedback of our prospective students:
I passed my test/ I learned from the best/ I will succeed in the rest Clyde-your method of classroom teaching works & works well You taught me how to get a cdl thank you for all that knowledge Cheryl-you are amazing & helpful in everyway from enrollment to job placement to counseling YOU are 100 PERCENTACCREDITED TO ME Thank you & stay cool ur the best Mark-I got it! You taught me the bumps in the road & now I will glide on the rewards Thanks for listening Graduating Classmates Nov/Dec2015 GREAT TEAMWORK & GOOD LUCK & MANY SAFE MILES ThankYou Smith&Solomon DupontPA You gave me the tools & I will use them to my fullest advantage with all my options to be one of the best & proud truckdrivers from your school.