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Wrong CDL Truck Driving School Can Lead to Debt and No Job

Mar
18,
2010
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Scam AlertThe current state of the economy has hit many people and businesses hard.  Unfortunately, there is really no good news in sight for the economy and I personally do not see it getting better any time soon.  The primary goal in getting the economy back on track is one that is not being focused upon . . . jobs.  There are still millions without jobs and millions more who have given up on even looking for employment.  The most important area of concern for citizens of the United States is the creation of jobs.

Instead, our leaders are focused only on establishing a national health care system which will further drive America into ruins.  It seems that their primary goal is to break down this country as far as they possibly can . . . even to the point of ignoring the U.S. Constitution by passing the health care bill into law, without first voting on it as the Constitution requires.  Our own Government, violating the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in order to push through the health care cause that many polls show that 71 percent of “We the People” oppose.    Thirty five out of the fifty states have reported that, if passed illegally, they will stand against the ruling and will not honor the “law” which is no law at all, according to the Constitution.   Furthermore, other states will follow and it is being reported that there will be millions of lawsuits by the American people if this health care is passed by these means.

Hillary Clinton has even stated that the 300,000 million citizens without medical coverage will be “forced” to participate in the new Government run health care plan.   Some kind of insured plan to make them participate, such as an automatic enrollment plan, and if they still chose not to participate somehow, then their wages would be garnished.  A clear violation of the Constitution and the rights of the American people.

Is corruption out of control in the United States?   Corruption is everywhere . . . even in the student loan programs and within the trucking industry as some CDL schools target the unemployed and vulnerable.   Students of all vocations are being lured into trade schools and right into debt, with no job afterward.   The student loan scam is huge business and anyone can fall victim.

In a previous post I wrote about my experience with the U.S. Department of Education.   Having taken out a loan for $20,400 ten years ago, today, the current payoff amount is still sitting at $21,117.74 –   Never late with a payment, only having a one-time, six month period of deferment in a ten year period,  and the loan balance has gone up . . . never down.  Does anyone see a problem here?   You can see the 2009 annual statement I received from the U.S. Department of Education, showing the loan balance going up after ten years of payment.

What many truck driving students are experiencing these days, are more corruption brought on by the recession and the desperate attempts by some CDL schools to remain in business, at the expense of the student.    One thing that many newcomers fall prey to when coming into the trucking industry, is believing everything they are told by recruiters, CDL schools and even many drivers.   Remember, this industry has been described by many veteran drivers as the most “corrupt industry in the world.” This corruption continues through various Government agencies and organizations.

I recently discussed the low wages provided to drivers and their classification as “unskilled” workers.  Who do you suppose is largely behind the classifying of professional drivers as unskilled?  It is the U.S. Department of Labor.   The millions of illegal immigrants remain in this country with no fear of being retaliated against by U.S. law.  They get off on DUI’s . . . they have no social security card . . . they have no auto insurance papers . . . they carry no identification card of any kind . . . yet, they drive on our streets and highways every day.  Furthermore, they buy homes and have employment, cashing their checks at their local convenience stores.   If you and I tried to get away with this, we would find ourselves in jail.  So, how can they do this?  The answer is simple . . . our Government and the U.S. Department of Labor wants them here.  By keeping millions of unskilled labor in the United States, this in return keeps wages down.

There is corruption everywhere.  It has become the American way of life, right down to our own Government ignoring the will of the people, and violating its own Constitution and Bill of Rights.  No conspiracy here . . . just fact.  This is just the way it is.    When you are down and out, weak and vulnerable, the corrupt will attack and take what money you have, while at the same time, promising everything you want to hear.

When considering a CDL training school, keep one thing in mind . . . if what they offer sounds too good to be true . . . then it probably is.

© 2010, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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  1. […] This particular loan which is through the U. S. Department of Education, is so well designed, that even after nearly 10 years of payment, the balance is still the same as it was in the beginning.   These types of student loans are the kind of loans a person can never pay off, based on the monthly payment agreement.  The U. S. Department of Education will give a student a grace period before they have to start paying back the loan.  During this grace period, the debt is collecting interest.  Any unpaid interest is added to the capital . . . this is why a person can pay for 15 years and the capital never goes down.  If a person falls behind in payments, the interest is compounded.  Furthermore, if the student defaults on the loan, such as due to the poor economy, job loss, etc., the U. S. Department of Education will add thousands of dollars in interest, collection fees and compound interest.   It is a student loan program designed to keep one in debt through out their lifetime, much like many CDL training loan scams. […]

  2. nicole

    I wanted to be a truck driver. Now I am going again for re training after not being hired the first time. I do have a cdl and after not being hired by two different companies after being a student I gave up. I still want to do it.. however I have not had the money to pay on my first cdl loan. I am worried that they are going to take my drivers licence i leiu of the bill for the unpaid debt?

    I am in Michigan.

  3. Allen Smith

    The best CDL school in Michigan or Ohio is Trainco, and the only one I recommend for these states:

    http://www.traincoinc.com

    Your previous CDL school should be assisting in helping you to find employment. Carriers are hiring much stronger now, so why have you not been able to find employment? How long has it been since your training? Why are you going back for re-training? I have a lot of questions …

    I don’t believe they will take your license for the unpaid debt…how would that help pay the training bill? I would be more interested in knowing what CDL school(s) you attended and why they have not helped in finding you a job when motor carriers are hiring?

    Allen Smith

  4. moises

    I live in pennsylvania and am very interested in becoming a truck driver. I would like to know which school do you recommend in my area and do they have a monthly payment plan..

  5. Caitlin Wood

    this is my cousin case the problem also i likely the same he going again for re training after not being hired for the first time he almost gave up but i encourage him to continue.
    my question he plan to enroll to another school,do it good?please help us to suggest what the best school he can go.

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