With most CDL training programs costing more than the average person has on hand, a free program might seem like a pretty great deal. Well, I’m sorry to break it to you…but it’s not a deal at all. In fact, it’s one of the worst scams you can be tricked into.
Some CDL training schools will advertise “Free CDL Training” or “Company Sponsored CDL Training.” They promise to pay for the entire cost of the school as long as you sign a contract swearing to work for their company for a least a year after you graduate. Sounds good? Well, what they usually don’t talk to you about are the tiny words in fine print that make all the difference.
First of all, if the company for some reason decides they don’t want to hire you anymore, YOU are now responsible for the CDL training costs. Another sticky situation you won’t be prepared for is if you end up failing the training. Again, the CDL training costs will be handed over to you to take care of.
Let’s say you pass your training and you start working for the company you agreed to contract with. You discover too late in the game, like many inexperienced drivers, that they are paying you very little for long hours and you want out of the position. If you do decide to leave, you will then have to pay for your “FREE” CDL training plus interest!
The safest way to secure a successful career as a professional truck driver is to go to an accredited CDL training school. A good school will have job placement options that pay for your tuition as you work with that company. This method will give you a better variety of places to work.
Roadmaster is a free-choice school, meaning students are free to choose their carrier after graduation and are encouraged to select the best fit for their career goals. While many schools put limits on this selection, Roadmaster students are not contracted or bound to any carrier. Instead, we focus on prepping students to be the most competent and confident Professional Truck Drivers they can be.
The mission of Roadmaster is the same as it has always been – we want each of our graduates to choose the path that is the right choice for their individual needs and situation. At Roadmaster, we understand that not every carrier is the right choice or fit for every new driver entering the Industry.
The truth is that drivers become an integral part of the Professional Truck Driving Industry no matter which carrier they choose. Thanks to increased production and distribution, America’s economy is improving every year. We, in turn, can thank our Professional Truck Drivers for their help in moving America forward.