(Fort Worth, Texas)
If you want to go with an independent training school and are in need of funds (like most of us,) then you should investigate a WIA Grant. I did not want to become "indentured servant" by signing on with a company who would pay for my CDL. I found out about the WIA Grant through months of searching the internet on the topic of trucking and trucking training. I won't go into the specifics about the circumstances it takes to qualify but I will tell you that in my case it was because I qualified for unemployment insurance. I hope this information helps in your quest.
-----Response from Vicki:
Thank you very much for passing along a tip through our truck driver training schools
If I understand it correctly, the "WIA" part of a WIA grant stands for "Workforce Investment Act." Those who are interested in finding out more about the program may visit the Workforce Investment Act -- Adults and Dislocated Workers Program
page of the U.S. Department of Labor's website.
Furthermore, there is information available about using a WIA grant as it applies to CDL Trucking School
Mike and I thank you for passing along this great money saving tip.
When you get out on the road, we wish you safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities.