You must obtain and maintain your CDL in your state of residence. This is normally the state where your regular driver\'s license was issued. If you plan on moving soon, you may want to choose your new state of residence.
OH CDL Skills Training Options | CHEAP Schools
OH CDL Skills Training Options - Cheap and Free CDL Schools, plus other options.
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THREE types of Ohio CDL Skills Training Programs
Some large Ohio trucking companies maintain their own Truck Driving Schools. These Ohio trucking companies operated schools can be a good option for responsible individuals who do not have the financial means to pay for a private Ohio truck driving school. Upon satisfactory completion of the program you are employed by the Ohio trucking company that gave you the so called "free" training. The "catch" is that you have to sign a detailed contract before you start training. The contract normally requires you to meet standards at the school and to drive for the company for a specified period of time under specified conditions. If you fail to meet the conditions set forth in the contract, they will make you pay for the training and/or penalties for not fulfilling the contract . . . sometimes as high as $20,000. If you stay healthy and don't have a personal crisis while completing the terms of contract, this can work out just fine. However, in some cases, it has been the financial ruin of many a good man! CAUTION: READ AND UNDERSTAND AND BE PREPARED TO MEET THE CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THE CONTRACT!
FOUR advantages of Ohio Company Sponsored CDL Schools . . .
- FAST - Usually less than a month
- High Quality Training - Includes followup after you receive your Ohio CDL for successful over-the-road driving (you basically work-for-them so they want you to succeed)
- Little or no up-front tuition (read your contract - they aren't giving you "something for nothing"
- Guaranteed Job! You are pre-qualified to work for the company upon completion of training
Advantages of regular Ohio Truck Driving Schools -
- Competitive - Abundant choices available
- No long term contract
- Fast track to getting your Ohio CDL - as little as two weeks
- Training can be tailored to your needs
List of Ohio Truck Driving Schools . . .
Big Rig Truck Driving School
Clark State Community College
Great Lakes Truck Driving School
Millis Training Institute – Trenton
Napier Truck Driver Training
Northview Professional Trucking Academy
Owens Community College
Roadmaster Drivers School – Columbus
Roadmaster Drivers School – Richfield
Southern State Community College – Chillicothe
Southern State Community College – Cincinnati
Southern State Community College – Georgetown
Southern State Community College – Lebanon
Southern State Community College – Lisbon
Southern State Community College – Pomeroy
Southern State Community College – Wilmington
Southern State Community College Dayton
Southern State Community College Grande
Southern State Community College Lexington
Southern State Community College Lucasville
Southern State Community College Marietta
Southern State Community College Marion
Southern State Community College Middletown
Southern State Community College South Point
Southern State Community College Steubenville
Southern State Community College Youngstown
TDDS Technical Institute
Trainco – Findlay
Trainco – Milan
Trainco – Perrysburg
Trainco Terra State – Fremont
Tri-State Semi Driver Training
Will one of these cheap or free alternates Ohio Truck Driving Schools work for you?
- Employer Training. A huge percentage of Ohio CDL holders got their Skills training through their employer. Example: an excavation company - the new guy rides along with the old-timer who is a Ohio CDL holder. Once you obtain your Ohio CDL Temporary Permit, YOU can drive the vehicle, with the "old-timer" Ohio CDL holder in the passenger seat to gain experience to pass YOUR skills tests. Most employers want as many of their employees as possible to have a Ohio CDL - using the company vehicle for the skills test if the official skills tester doesn't provide a test vehicle for an additional fee (offered in many locations).
- A Friend or Relative with a Ohio CDL. If you have a friend or relative with a Ohio CDL, you can often go out with them in exchange for helping them with their loads, to obtain your on-the-road experience to pass your skills tests.
- Ohio School Districts often provide the Ohio School Bus CDL skills training for their prospective employees - especially those who already have their Ohio CDL Temporary Permit.
Advantages of CHEAP alternative Ohio CDL skills training
- No tuition - DIRT CHEAP!
- A more "relaxed" environment
- No scheduling problems