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Complaint Review: United States Truck Driving School

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  • Submitted: Wed, March 08, 2006
  • Updated: Fri, September 26, 2008

  • Reported By:hemet California
United States Truck Driving School
924 W. Rialto Ave Railto, California U.S.A.

United States Truck Driving School ripoff Railto California

*UPDATE Employee: did you get your CDL?

*UPDATE Employee: did you get your CDL?

*UPDATE Employee: did you get your CDL?

*Consumer Comment: so many questions and issues

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This just a heads up for you future trucking driving students be aware of United States Truck Driving School located in Rialto, CA there headquarters is located in CO. Belligerent, verbally abusive instructors they created a very unsafe work inenvironment for students. They trucks were in need of repair bald tires, horns don't work, gauges don't work, tranmissions and cluthes on the trucks are in need of replacement, lights, amber, head lights, don't work. There exhaust system leaks causing fumes to come into the cab during on training again nothing was done to correct the problem. My training schedule was changed from different locations to test and I was not allowed to complete my 165 hour course when I started complaining. The female instructor that was causing all the verbal abusive disappeared but her problem was more of a sexual harassment toward men. But what all this for $4500.00 inculding the above. So stand up for your rights and don't get ripped off shop around for a school and stay away from this school

Apolinar
hemet, California
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/08/2006 10:08 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/United-States-Truck-Driving-School/Railto-California-92376/United-States-Truck-Driving-School-ripoff-Railto-California-180001. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

did you get your CDL?

AUTHOR: Wurling - (U.S.A.)

the main thing here is did you get your CDL? any course that is only 165 hours or 160 hours is way to short to teach you anything more than trucking 101. You paid to get a license. as far as not getting along with your instructors, if you think they were bad wait tell you meet your dispatcher. trucking isn't for wimps and complainers. its a tough job done by tough people. but with out trucks everything stops. there are always jobs out there for drivers that keep their license clean and make deliverirs on time without comlpaining.
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did you get your CDL?

AUTHOR: Wurling - (U.S.A.)

the main thing here is did you get your CDL? any course that is only 165 hours or 160 hours is way to short to teach you anything more than trucking 101. You paid to get a license. as far as not getting along with your instructors, if you think they were bad wait tell you meet your dispatcher. trucking isn't for wimps and complainers. its a tough job done by tough people. but with out trucks everything stops. there are always jobs out there for drivers that keep their license clean and make deliverirs on time without comlpaining.
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#3 UPDATE Employee

did you get your CDL?

AUTHOR: Wurling - (U.S.A.)

the main thing here is did you get your CDL? any course that is only 165 hours or 160 hours is way to short to teach you anything more than trucking 101. You paid to get a license. as far as not getting along with your instructors, if you think they were bad wait tell you meet your dispatcher. trucking isn't for wimps and complainers. its a tough job done by tough people. but with out trucks everything stops. there are always jobs out there for drivers that keep their license clean and make deliverirs on time without comlpaining.
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so many questions and issues

AUTHOR: Private - (U.S.A.)

Apolinar,

I just read your post at: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/ripoff180001.htm.

Of all the people in this world that you would want help from or advice from, I am that person. If you knew my qualifications, my experience and training, you would be calling me up and saying, ?Could I talk with you??

Please take the time to read my note before you decide if I know what I am talking about.

OK, I can see your upset and I think it is great that you are trying to warn other people about shoddy training centers.

In your post, you wrote: ?This just a heads up for you future trucking driving students be aware of United States Truck Driving School located in Rialto, CA there headquarters is located in CO.?

Apolinar, sometimes it is a good idea to get the actual address and phone numbers of the satellite school and the corporate headquarters. I am just asking that you think about it.

In your post, you wrote: ?Belligerent, verbally abusive instructors they created a very unsafe work environment for students.?

I think that what you are trying to say is? Due to the poorly trained Instructors lack of professionalism, a hostile condition existed that, when combined with lack of adequate instruction from the belligerent staff, a poor and very dangerous learning environment was created for the student. It should also be noted that despite repeated complaints to management; you and other students had to endure verbally abusive assaults on a daily basis.

Yes it is too wordy and I just don't want to tweak it out? that is your job to do. But I do know what you're trying to say.

OK, here is the situation. The school hired a trucker who was tired of driving OTR. They put that trucker in with a, ?Experienced Instructor,? who yelled and screamed at students for forty hours or so? the school now has a ?Qualified Instructor.? That is the training?

It does not matter how many hours the school put the trucker through. It doesn't matter if California requires 10 hours or 120 hours of training? What happens is the Truck Driving School tells their new employee/instructor, were going to put you with our best instructor and show you how it is done. So, yes? I believe that your statement about ?Belligerent and Verbally Abusive Instructors,? is true and accurate.

It takes a very special and gifted person to be an Instructor!

Did they teach you how to Down Shift? Why do you think that some schools will send a group out with an automatic for the CDL test?

Did you see the Instructors there scream out, ?More Fuel, You Got to Be Faster, More Fuel,? for down shifting? Nobody learned how to downshift did they?

Down shifting a Non-Synchronized Transmission requires about seven steps/rules and 99% of Truck Driving Instructors do not know how to give instructions for a downshift?. So they will try to teach a student how to float a down shift instead.

You also wrote, ?They trucks were in need of repair bald tires, horns don't work, gauges don't work, transmissions and clutches on the trucks are in need of replacement, lights, amber, head lights, don't work. There exhaust system leaks causing fumes to come into the cab during on training again nothing was done to correct the problem.?

Apolinar, I am going to tell you something that you will not want to hear? California sets the safety standards for Semi's. What you wrote about is not illegal. Sorry, it will not fly. Let me put it to you this way? yes the tires are bald and the horns don't work and that is OK, nothing wrong with that? Would you like to know why?

I have never been to this place and yes, I do know the answer? They will not give you a brand new $175,000 dollar vehicle to learn how to back up on private property? not going to happen.

You will learn how to backup in junk. You will learn how to backup in a vehicle with a windshield busted out? The horn will not work, there will be an exhaust leak, headlights busted or missing? that is what you will learn to backup in.

Angry students and Instructors tore up the ?Yard Trucks? and that is what you had to learn in? just how angry were you?

I am not saying that it is fair. I am not saying that I agree with it. Yes, you paid a lot of money for that?


Now the vehicle you take out on the road that is a different story. Everything will be working on that vehicle that needs to be working. Don't argue? because there is a good chance that it is the same vehicle you will take your CDL test in. Yes the trucks that you drove out on the street is junk? doesn't matter. It doesn't have to look pretty; it just has to get the job done!

The school and the equipment are inspected by the state every year. Your complaint should be phrased in a way that really helps people know what kind of place this is.

You also wrote: ?My training schedule was changed from different locations to test and I was not allowed to complete my 165 hour course when I started complaining. The female instructor that was causing all the verbal abusive disappeared but her problem was more of a sexual harassment toward men. But what all this for $4500.00 including the above. So stand up for your rights and don't get ripped off shop around for a school and stay away from this school?

Now the 165 hour course gets my attention: Is this a so called CDL course? Were you going for a class A CDL?

You said that you were not allowed to complete your 165 hour course? did you get your CDL? Or are you saying that you didn't get 165 hours of training? Your contract might say up to 165 hours of training, which does not mean you will get 165 hours.

If you have a CDL license, then you got what they said you would get.

That does not mean you know what you're doing, it does not mean that you get to drive a Semi by yourself. Nobody is going to turn you loose with a $175,000 dollar rig that has a half-million dollars of cargo in it. That takes more training and experience.

A female instructor who likes to argue and sexually harass men disappears. I am not worried about that.

$4500.00 dollars? that is four-thousand five hundred dollars? I am VERY VERY concerned about that? Do you know why I am very concerned?

You went to this school on a student loan? didn't you?

Wow! You may have a problem!

Apolinar, you would have wanted me there to help you learn how to drive, yes I can do that.

You would not want me to be the one tracking you down for a Defaulted Federal Student Loan! Yes, I know how to find people and you would not want me looking for you!

Are you angry enough to say, ?The ripped me off and I am not going to pay the loan back.?

Sorry, it does not work that way!

That is like a doctor saying? Harvard Medical School ripped me off? so I am not paying. Don't laugh? there are Doctors who say that and they are in big financial trouble.

Yes, your credit score does mean something. If you keep it above 700+ you can get nice cars, nice jobs, great insurance rates, nice apartments and the list goes on? Get below 600 or so? kiss it all good buy?

What kind of car do you want to own and drive? What kind of job do you want to have? What kind of apartment do you want to have? Do you want to own a house? Do you want fair car insurance rates?

Then pay your loan off and be on time! Be on time for all your bills!

It does not matter if you did get your CDL nor does it matter if you didn't. Don't ruin your life over a Student Loan.

Do you know which agency in California regulates that school? Do you know who to complain too? When do you start paying your loan back? If a trucking company is paying off your tuition how will you know that it is being done on time?

Your post brings up so many questions and issues... be safe!
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