I attented a worthless truck driver training school in hazelwood, mo. I quit a good job to go there because they said I could get fully trained and be able to pass my cdl an be a competent driver and I would get a good job with a trucking company. They said that I would recieve 144 hrs of training and no less than 44 hrs of behind the wheel training in what they call a road truck it is actually a very unsafe old beat up truck.They said I would be provided a place to stay that I would stay in the nice dorms they had and they would provide my wonderfull meals.They said that the equipment was of late model and in good shape.They said I will graduate in 14 day's also. Sounds good dont it. Well all of it was a lie.I got 1 hour of behind the wheel instruction if you call getting slaped by instructor and cursed at training,and the truck was an unsafe death trap, we loaded up with 4 to 5 students in the truck at a time to drive 30 min a piece. I spent most of my 10 hr days in a parking lot walking around while other untrained students try and teach each other because they didnt have enough instructors, I got instructed in the yard for about 10 min. by an instructor. The yard trucks were so bad that they didnt even have a pad on stearing wheel just a thin metal bar,bald tires and no brakes. I had to do my pre-trip training in the dark, the lights would shut off and we had to try and do the parking manuvers in the dark the trucks dont have lights either oh by the way it is raining to. real safe. The class room training consisted of nothing. They said that they got answers to the test so we studied the answers. I wonder how they got them.Could it be that they paid off the license beuro because they gave each student $38.00 to take the written test and if resident of missouri it cost $7.00 no change given.Also they give you cash for the driving test to which in which they always give you more than what it relly cost and you dont get the change.They pass people that couldnt drive a car. The so called food consisted of either a cold hamburger from mcdonalds or arby's beef no drinks ever, dinner is cold pizza or chinese cold noodles no drink this is you food menu the whole time.The living conditions is not fit for animal or humans.The dorms are horriable,the beds are made of pvc and a prison mattress no bedding and the mattress is stained with who nos what. At first they will put you up in acheap hotel that is not sanitary and the mais wont clean your room and has eletrical hazards in the room.then they will ship you to dorms when the 3 days are up to cancel contract.During the first 3 days you are kept in a class room so you cant tell whats going on at the school.there were so many students in and out there were at least 75 to 100 students at atime and 2 or 3 instructors sometimes none. What a ripp off they are sueing people right and left because people leave the school because it is so bad and they are not teaching anything, so then you are in breach of contract and they sue you. most people are shipped in by bus and stay at least the three days because they have to they dont have a way home they wont send you back home if you want to leave its on you.So they got you. Everyone is sued. They no your broke and cannot afford a lawer after all you are here trying to get a job. This the biggest scam I have ever scene and some of the testing centers are in on it.I want to start a class action law siut against them.What if it were your family on the road when that untrained licesed cdl truck driver kills your family by crashing into them.There is more I can say but thats enogh for on here.
Jefferson city, Missouri